Search Results: "Els Pelgrom"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ACORN EATERS by Els Pelgrom
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"An atmosphere of obscene poverty informs most of the book, but it is the novel's final image, of the boy in his home, brimming with love for his family, that resonates. (glossary) (Fiction. 12-15)"
A sensitive and evocative novel from Pelgrom (Little Sophie and Lanky Flop, 1988, etc.), who recounts the story of a young peasant boy growing up in Andalusia immediately following the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATIMA AND THE DREAM THIEF by Rafik Schami
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A visual treat with a gutsy heroine at its center. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The wealthy lord of a castle strikes a peculiar deal with a desperately poor boy, Hassan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROW WHO STOOD ON HIS BEAK by Rafik Schami
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Energetic illustrations feature an ebulliently resourceful hero, but the many messages are confusing: This is, all at once, a story about the struggles of a single parent, the sin of pride, and a reminder to be true to one's self. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A celebration of one who dares to be different, with some discordant notes along the way. Read full book review >