Search Results: "Malka Drucker"


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MALKA by Mirjam Pressler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2003

"Heartbreaking historical fiction based loosely on the real Malka Mai's life, this belongs with the best Holocaust literature. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
A wrenching Holocaust story about flight, fear, and a child left alone. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"To include a chronology, an index, and six color reproductions of art plus b&w photos (not seen). (Biography. 12+)"
In the first title in the ``Bernard-Bantam Biography'' series, an experienced writer of nonfiction delves into the life of a Mexican painter whose reputation is suddenly in the ascendant, in a straightforward account of her life that emphasizes her unquenchable spirit. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA'S LATKES by Malka Drucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Grandma's facts aren't completely straight—the ancient Jews didn't cultivate potatoes; still, a fine introduction to the celebration and background of this holiday. (Fiction. 6-8)"
It's time to make latkes for Hanukkah, and Molly is finally old enough to help, to learn her grandma's secret recipe (reprinted at the end), and to hear the story of the miraculous oil. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Afterword. (Fiction. 8+)"
Left with an aunt when their widowed father escaped Poland in 1940 (``It's not safe for Jewish men...[but] No civilized country would hurt women and children''), Jacob Gutgeld and his brothers were sent to different hiding places outside the Warsaw Ghetto as the Nazis' intentions became evident. Read full book review >

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PORTRAITS OF JEWISH-AMERICAN HEROES by Malka Drucker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A glossary, bibliographies and a timeline that brings out other figures such as Samuel Gompers and Jonas Salk complete this informative collection. (Collective biography. 10-13)"
Profiles of 21 Jewish-Americans begin with colonial Sons of Liberty member Haym Solomon and conclude with martyred journalist Daniel Pearl. Read full book review >

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A JEWISH HOLIDAY ABC by Malka Drucker
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Attractive and useful. (Picture book. 3- 7)"
Vibrant collages by the illustrator of Annabelle and the Big Slide (1989) portray a straightforward series of objects and celebrations, including not only the usual observances but Yom Ha'atzna'ut, the Israeli Independence Day. Read full book review >

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RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Holiday traditions are important, but prepackaged ones will never replace those created and discovered by families with love. (Religion. All ages)"
In her introduction, Drucker (Grandma's Latkes, 1992, etc.) explains that Jewish tradition is made special by sharing stories, playing games, and singing songs. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PETER DRUCKER by Jack Beatty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1998

"Written with Drucker's cooperation, a loving portrait of a distinguished life that fails to measure up to its subject."
A slim volume by a senior editor of the Atlantic about the legendary figure who invented the business of management and whose theories profoundly influenced modern American corporations, including General Motors. Read full book review >

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JONI MITCHELL by Malka Marom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"The gifted, adventurous musician talks as brilliantly as she writes and sings."
Three deep-running interviews with singer-songwriter Mitchell, by singer-journalist Marom. Read full book review >

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NULL STATES by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Carefully researched, prescient, thoughtful, and disturbing."
The second in a near-future series in which most of the world is governed by microdemocracy—in which groups of 100,000 people, or "centenals," vote for their government according to policy, not location. Read full book review >

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INFOMOCRACY by Malka Older
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"Some aspects of the story may risk dating, but on the whole, timely and perhaps timeless."
A debut sci-fi author suggests that the electoral process could be even scarier, more convoluted, and more subject to factual distortions than it currently is. Read full book review >

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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 >