Search Results: "Gal Beckerman"


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WHEN THEY COME FOR US, WE'LL BE GONE by Gal Beckerman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A comprehensive, contextually rich study."
Jewish Daily Forward reporter Beckerman traces the gradual post-World War II movement of self-awareness within the two largest Jewish communities of the diaspora, Russia and America. Read full book review >

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INTO THE OUTDOORS by Susan Gal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Pedagogy takes a back seat to the elemental pleasures of being 'outside in the great outdoors.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
An effervescent celebration of an overnight camping trip, with all the prepositions highlighted. Read full book review >

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HERE IS THE WORLD by Lesléa Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Both lovely and eminently useful. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
The year's range of Jewish holidays and celebrations are presented in this repeating, rhyming chant that features key succinct elements for each. Read full book review >

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SEA WITCHES by Joanne Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, offbeat and pleasantly spooky. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
In her first book, a Canadian shapes a Scottish superstition into a ballad-style cycle of haiku, the repetitive form echoing like an eerie incantation. Read full book review >

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NIGHT LIGHTS by Susan Gal
Kirkus Star
by Susan Gal, illustrated by Susan Gal
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"The many warm renderings of light—the glow from a reading light, the comfort of the night-light and the peacefulness of the moonlight—reveal the loveliness of a night spent with an affectionate family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For this family of three—mother, daughter and pup—the everyday events of an evening take on special meaning in this debut author/illustrator's capable hands. Read full book review >

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ABRACADABRA, IT'S SPRING! by Anne Sibley O'Brien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Another lovely, if imperfect, book for the spring shelf. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Rhymes, magic words, and gatefolds celebrate the transformations of spring. Read full book review >

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DAY BY DAY by Susan Gal
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A luminous celebration of family, food and home. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Day by day, brick by brick, a community is built in this winning tribute to fellowship and family. Read full book review >

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PLEASE TAKE ME FOR A WALK by Susan Gal
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 2010

"A real treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bright-eyed pup wants to go for a walk. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD WIFE'S HANDBOOK by Hannah Beckerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Beckerman provides gentle instruction for her readers through what Rachel learns from death's journey. This is a touching, honest story of death—sad at times but not grim."
Beckerman's debut novel provides an intriguing tale of love after death and an insightful look at the bereavement process from both sides of the grave. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE by Ilene Beckerman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"You might want to look at the clothes and make up your own story as you go alongsort of like playing with Barbie. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to the New York Times Magazine)"
Advertising executive Beckerman remembers things past not by way of biting into a madeleine but by way of the clothes she was wearing when she bit into it. Read full book review >

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Released: April 2, 2013

"Breezy fun."
Lighthearted, mostly humorous memoir of suburban motherhood based on the author's nationally syndicated column. Read full book review >