Search Results: "Esther Hautzig"


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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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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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OPENING MOVES by Barry Berg
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"An interesting story enhanced by photographs, which will appeal to the chess-playing family. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The discovery, education, and nurturing of a young chess prodigy are detailed in photojournalistic style. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A perceptive documentary portraying three Mexican-born children, Pedro and Francisco Tapia and Cinthya Guzman, and their community in Chula Vista, between San Diego and the border. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Hautzig's full-color photos are technically superb in further chronicling the life of contemporary Indians. (Further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Krull (Lives of the Writers, 1994, etc.) tells the story of Thirza Defoe and Shawnee Ford, two Indians (a term she says is ``increasingly preferred over'' Native American) who attend the Milwaukee Indian Community School. Read full book review >

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TXTNG MAMA TXTNG BABY by Esther Hershenhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Good for a quick chuckle for tech-savvy grown-ups, but it sure doesn't offer much appeal for tots, digital natives or not. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Baby and Mama share their love in a series of text messages in this novelty title. Read full book review >

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TALKING TO ANGELS by Esther Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"A debut of uncommon, nearly perfect grace. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A book of beautiful mixed-media illustrations, with the look of children's scribbles: painted and repainted, scratched and drawn-over. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Benbassa's history, then, informs the way most encyclopedia entries do: It is helpfully fact-laden, but its lack of sparkle—particularly the absence of memorable anecdotes and quotations—leaves the reader hungry for a more colorful history."
An overly brief, dryly informative history or the world's fifth largest Jewish community (after the US, Israel, Russia, and Ukraine). Read full book review >

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JENNY'S FIRST PARTY by Esther Averill
Released: March 3, 1948

"A distinctive and lovely little book with the tender touch of one who loves children and animals."
The cat, Jenny, known to those who read The Cat Club and The School for Cats goes on a night's carousal in search of a party, with her friends, Pickles and Florio. Read full book review >

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LOVE FALLS by Esther Freud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2007

"Familiar characters and situations, smooth but lackluster prose and oversaturated local color."
In Freud's sixth book (The Sea House, 2004, etc.), 17-year-old Lara accompanies the father she barely knows to stay with his ailing friend Caroline at her Italian villa. Read full book review >

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PEERLESS FLATS by Esther Freud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Sensitive, subtly humorous, and evocative of the underside of London life, but without the depth or resolution of a satisfying novel."
Actress/second-novelist Freud (Hideous Kinky, 1992) returns with a limp tale of an acting student enduring poverty, a shattered family life, and postadolescent sexual confusion in a shabby backwater of modern-day London. Read full book review >