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

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

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

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

AZAD'S CAMEL by Erika Pal
Kirkus Star
by Erika Pal, illustrated by Erika Pal
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Her heart-tugging tale also folds in a succinct social-studies lesson, and a brief afterword explains the controversial 'sport' of camel racing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A kidnapped orphan races away to freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA by Erika Lee
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A powerful, timely story told with method and dignity."
A sweeping study of the fastest growing group in the United States that underscores the shameful racist regard white Americans have long held for Asian immigrants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEMON NOTEBOOK by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Here's hoping the sequel jumps the pond soon. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Wouldn't it be great if magic spells worked? Maybe…not. Read full book review >