Search Results: "Erika Weihs"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF PASSOVER by Norma Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Those looking for a general overview of Passover's rituals and background will find this charmingly low-key. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A gentle retelling of the Passover story, first published in 1965 with pictures by Symeon Shimin, has been newly illustrated by Weihs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAR MITZVAH by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Kimmel helpfully answers some of them here. (B&W photos, glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Kimmel (The Three Princes, 1994, etc.) interviews those who have experienced bar mitzvah and intersperses their words among the rest of his history of and guide to this Jewish ceremony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAYS OF AWE by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Introduction on the significance of the High Holidays; notes to the stories. (Folklore. 8-12)"
Three well-crafted retellings focus on the pillars of the Jewish High Holidays: charity, prayer, and repentance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERIKA-SAN by Allen Say
by Allen Say, illustrated by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2009

"Expert angles and a touching sense of stillness make this piece visually masterful even while conceptually disquieting. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Say's hallmark watercolors, beautifully composed and superbly detailed, illustrate this slightly unsettling shift of homeland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW A SHIRT GREW IN THE FIELD by Konstantin Ushinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Useful note on flax. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A 19th-century Russian ``classic,'' originally published in this adaptation in 1967 with illustrations by Yaroslava. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ERIKA WANTS by Bruce Clements
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 8, 2005

"The result shines through as the portrait of a real girl emerging from a life controlled by others into the beginnings of a life of her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Clements serves up a touching, realistic portrait of a shy high-school girl trapped between dueling parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CABBAGE SOUP SOLUTION by Erika Oller
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A clever story about cultivation, in more ways than one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Elsie lives a simple life on a small farm where she grows many vegetables, but growing cabbages is what she does best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FORCED TO FLEE by Erika Berg
Released: March 1, 2015

"An illuminating work of children's hardship and self-expression."
Debut author Berg edits a collection of art from young Myanmar refugees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BROKEN SPELL by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Thankfully, these young witches will return. (Urban fantasy. 10-14)"
Can five young witches trained only in the theory of their craft fend off the magical attacks of the Mirrorman? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN OF THE TEARLING by Erika Johansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A middling Middle Earth-ian yarn, then, that seems destined to be the next big thing among the Game of Thrones set."
Chick lit meets swords and sorcery in the perfect commodity for a hot demographic. Read full book review >