Search Results: "Giora Carmi"


BOOK REVIEW

A CIRCLE OF FRIENDS by Giora Carmi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sweet but not cloying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A gentle and lucid, though wordless, picture book with beautiful and unusual illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIRACLE OF THE POTATO LATKES by Malka Penn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"The miracle of Hanukkah rendered in an appealing, concrete way that even young children will grasp. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Tante Golda's potato latkes are the most delicious in all of Czarist Russia; every year at Hanukkah, she likes to prepare a big batch for all her friends and neighbors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Sorry, guys, this one just doesn't work. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An earnest attempt to provide a nonviolent alternative to the familiar cumulative British folk tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREATEST OF ALL by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Still, an acceptable setting for a good story. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
In this smooth retelling of ``The Wedding of the Mouse,'' from Uchida's classic The Dancing Kettle (1947), Father Mouse approaches the emperor as the greatest possible bridegroom for his daughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMIR AND YONATAN by Daniella Carmi
Released: March 1, 2000

"Like Arno Bohlmeijer's Something Very Sorry (1996), or Bruce Brooks's Vanishing (1999), this hospital story will leave readers pondering the resilience of children in the face of tragedy. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An Israeli author debuts in English on this side of the Atlantic with a sad but not heavy tale of life and death on the West Bank. Read full book review >