Search Results: "Moses"


BOOK REVIEW

MOSES by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"A meaty, worthwhile biography by a great interpreter of Jewish texts."
A unique examination of Moses. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Margaret Hodges
by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Barry Moser
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Moser's full-page watercolor illustrations on every other page create a strong visual personality for Moses as he ages from confident prince to elderly prophet. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Hodges retells some of the key events from the life of Moses in a well-written, fluid style that makes the ancient stories come alive for young readers or listeners. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Jenny Perepeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A 'true story' with an extensive text and extra helping of imagination. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A rescued baby elephant raised in Malawi turns out to be much like a human baby, exploring his world, needing cuddles and comfort, learning to use his body parts and making friends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Transcendent. (foreword, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In elegant free verse, Weatherford imagines Tubman's remarkable escape from slavery and her role in guiding hundreds to freedom. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Ann Keay Beneduce
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The volume's exquisite design includes some illustrated pages with panels incorporating passages of biblical text and smaller spot illustrations at the bottom of many pages adding details and visual interest. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Beneduce retells stories from the life of Moses in a fictionalized biography style told in contemporary language, using both the Torah and the King James Bible as references. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Jonathan Kirsch
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Discounting its grandiose self-image, this book can serve as an undemanding introduction to biblical narrative and its diverse interpreters. (Author tour)"
A journalist and amateur biblical exegete proclaims as striking news what diligent readers of that ancient text have long known: that its tales include many that appear to violate its own moral teachings. Read full book review >

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MOSES UNCHAINED by Marilyn F. Moriarty
Released: April 11, 1998

"Well told, crafted together with Zack's own phrases and unique perspective, this is a terrible tale not soon to be forgotten."
The disturbing, candid biography of a man with AIDS who died in 1995. Read full book review >

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MOSES SUPPOSES by Ellen Currie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1994

"Light comedy; sometimes charming, but rarely involving."
A dozen tales of the American Irish—sharp-tongued, silly, and so whimsical they leave nary a memory—by the author of Available Light (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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GRANDMA MOSES by Alexandra Wallner
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2004

"A fresh-faced addition to young biography shelves and a sturdy choice for Women's History Month. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Veteran picture-book biographer Wallner has turned her hand to the life and work of the great 20th-century American Primitive painter Anna Mary Robertson, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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AFTER MOSES by Karen Mockler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2003

"A highly suppressed first effort that can't move beyond its hard-to-swallow premise."
A psychologically circuitous debut tracks a confidence man's malevolently seductive influence on a bland and uptight Ohio family. Read full book review >

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BLACK MOSES by Alain Mabanckou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"This tightly contained, densely packed story issues a challenge that never loses its urgency: how does a person cling to a sense of autonomy when it's under siege by so many powerful forces?"
This ribald, acerbic, and poignant coming-of-age story throws open a window to an African nation's struggle for maturity. Read full book review >

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MOSES AND THE ANGELS by Ileene Smith Sobel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 9, 1999

"It's an entertaining volume, surely destined for applications beyond the obvious religious ones. (Folklore. 8-12)"
In a collection that shows religion brushed with mystery, Sobel retells the stories of Moses, who is always surrounded by angels, his life washed in magic, miracles, and exaggerations. Read full book review >