Search Results: "Dorit Leshnick"


BOOK REVIEW

I SEE THE MOON by Dorit  Leshnick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2013

"Just singing the song the old-fashioned way is still the best way to go. (iPad storybook app. 2-5)"
The classic lullaby gains some interactive possibilities but loses its magic in the playing. Read full book review >

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ROCK 'N ELEPHANT by Dorit  Leshnick
by Dorit Leshnick, illustrated by Dorit Leshnick, developed by TabTale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2011

"Skip this 'Rock' and check out the far superior Zen Shorts and companion books by Jon J Muth. (iPad storybook app. 4-7)"
This paradoxically didactic, discordant picture book attempts to introduce children to Zen teachings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DORIT IN LESBOS by Toby Olson
Released: March 1, 1990

"Fascinating but flawed."
Never diffident, Olson (Utah, 1987; The Woman Who Escaped from Shame, 1986; etc.) again boldly mixes philosophy, art theory, and a good bit on the aesthetics of landscape gardeners with a story that more often than not reads like a thriller. Read full book review >

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PERSIAN BRIDES by Dorit Rabinyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A very assured and entertaining debut performance."
Persian Brides ($22.50; Feb. 1998; 200 pp.; 0-8076-1430-0): This raucous and colorful first novel by Rabinyan, an Israeli journalist and playwright, convincingly re-creates the complex texture of life in the Jewish quarter of a Persian village at the beginning of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Photos and follow-up postwar data on Lonek and his family are included. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Eleven-year-old Lonek's experiences as a Jewish child in the early years of WWII are almost unbelievably horrible: Forced to flee Poland in 1939 after the German invasion, he and his family are transported to a Siberian gulag, where they remain for a year, barely surviving unspeakable conditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRAND OF A THOUSAND PEARLS by Dorit Rabinyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2002

"Thanks largely to her and the earthy, importunate Iran, Pearls has many good moments, though on the whole it seems not much more than an efficient rehash of the material of Rabinyan's justly praised first novel."
The second novel from the Israeli author of the popular Persian Brides (1998) is another examination of the imperatives of family and marriage, again set among Persian emigrants living in Israel. Read full book review >

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THE BOY FROM SEVILLE by Dorit Orgad
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Readers will feel the injustice of Manuel's and the other Jews' plight, but characterization isn't skillfully handled—some actors in the drama seem mere types—and dialogue and Manuel's first-person narration are clipped and often seem unrealistic. (Fiction. 9-12)"
It is 17th-century Spain, the time of the Inquisition, and 11-year-old Manuel Nuñez has just learned a shocking secret from his parents: They are Jews. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Not a literary treasure, but a valuable piece of Holocaust history. (photos, not seen)"
An incredible way out of the Holocaust leads a boy to a Siberian labor camp, abandonment in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and then being smuggled out of Teheran to Palestine. Read full book review >