Search Results: "Esther Hautzig"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE AIR by Esther Hautzig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"An attractive, sturdily informative presentation. (Nonfiction. 9- 12)"
Lucid and detailed, a survey of the many people, responsibilities, and tasks involved in TV production. Read full book review >

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ESTHER by Rebecca Kanner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Kanner's second novel is animated but ultimately fails to leave a deep impression."
The book of Esther comes to life in this vivid novel based on the Old Testament tale. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 1994

"Suspenseful and awful in its grisly details, but done with good taste and compassion."
Sanders (Fort Worth, 1984, etc.) puts the novelist's eye for detail and a sharp sense of pace to good use in this outstanding true-crime narrative about the rape and murder of a retired Oklahoma schoolteacher. Read full book review >

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A PICTURE OF GRANDMOTHER by Esther Hautzig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2002

"Black-and-white drawings lend an antique look to the text, but do little to attract an audience. (Fiction. 8-10)"
When Uncle Benjamin writes a letter to Sara's mother, his sister, in Vilna inviting her and Grandmother Hanna to the 1939 World's Fair in New York, he requests that Sara's mother bring with her a photograph of their mother. Read full book review >

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RICHES by Esther Hautzig
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Diamond's soft gray-and-white art unobtrusively reflects the story's kindly warmth and helps realize the Eastern European setting. (Fiction. 8+)"
Financially secure in their old age, hard-working Samuel and his wife seek the advice of a revered rabbi: Should they give up their store so that Chaya-Rivka can ``read holy books in peace'' while Samuel also does something ``pleasing to the Almighty?'' Approving this plan, the rabbi tells Samuel to drive his horse and cart around the roads beyond his village for three months. Read full book review >

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BEING ESTHER by Miriam Karmel
Released: April 2, 2013

"Karmel's debut novel is a quiet contemplation of a woman's final days."
Over the course of her last days, widowed Esther Lustig, 85 years old and determined to avoid being placed in Cedar Shores (aka Bingoville), reflects upon her life. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT ESTHER by Fleur Beale
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A somewhat predictable dénouement doesn't prevent this from being an engaging and credible survival story of an unusual nature. (Fiction. YA)"
While Kirby's mother is a most efficient and admired nurse, at home she can't seem to get it together, leaving the daily details to Kirby. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Eminently readable, this biblical tale of evil vanquished and innocence saved contains an important message about strength of character that speaks to all children, regardless of their faith. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Gerstein (Absolutely Awful Alphabet, 1999, etc.) retells the tale of Queen Esther's plight, making the origins of Purim and its lessons shine. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF QUEEN ESTHER by Jenny Koralek
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A well-composed and aesthetic interpretation for the younger set. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
When the powerful king of Persia, Ahasuerus, decides to take a wife, he chooses the beautiful Esther. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF ESTHER by Emily Barton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A thrilling concept rendered dull by slack storytelling."
World War II reimagined by the author of Brookland (2006). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF ESTHER by Edith Chevat
Released: April 13, 2012

"An intimate, mournful depiction of a woman in pursuit of joy."
A sad, fearful portrait of a Jewish housewife living through the civil rights era, torn between family and morality. Read full book review >