Search Results: "Rachel Kadish"


BOOK REVIEW

FROM A SEALED ROOM by Rachel Kadish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"The tale doesn't need, and can—t sustain, the larger geopolitical and historical implications that are added to it."
A first novel sets the youthful ordeals of Maya, an idealistic and somewhat imperceptive American student at Israel's Hebrew University, against both the historical and contemporary struggles of Western Jews. Read full book review >

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TOLSTOY LIED by Rachel Kadish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"No real surprises, but some essential satisfactions."
Kadish's second (after From a Sealed Room, 1998) is a conventional modern romance, complete with life lessons, wry comedy and a supporting cast of best friends. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF INK by Rachel Kadish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Chock-full of rich detail and literary intrigue."
A mysterious collection of papers hidden in a historic London home sends two scholars of Jewish history on an unforgettable quest. Read full book review >

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Earthman Jack vs. The Secret Army by Matthew Kadish
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A veritable carnival of geeky sci-fi delights."
Kadish's follow-up volume to Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet (2013) sends its heroes into the heart of the Regulus Empire.Read full book review >

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THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE by Rachel Isadora
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

Continuing her career through the classic fairy tales, Isadora turns to the familiar story of overweening greed for her latest adaptation. Read full book review >

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NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO MORNING by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Toddlers will delight in the play-along potential of this beautiful story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With eyelids fluttering open, an adorable African-American toddler wakes to play a game of peekaboo with everyone. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE CITY by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"City kids will revel, and all kids will delight in the colors, shapes, and sounds of this pulsating tour de force. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the Pop Art style she displayed to such terrific effect in ABC Pop! (1999) Isadora makes another vibrant series of images with just enough words to get those toddlers jumping. Read full book review >

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JAKE AT GYMNASTICS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"Readers will no doubt want to get down on the floor and do some gymnastics of their own. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jake and his friends love to stretch, hop like frogs, crawl, jump and tumble in their gymnastics class. Read full book review >

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BEA IN <i>THE NUTCRACKER</i> by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sugarplum-sweet treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The diminutive star of Bea at Ballet (2012) returns for an encore, this time dancing the starring role of Clara in a production of The Nutcracker ballet.Read full book review >

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THE COLORS OF ISRAEL by Rachel Raz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"A nice, basic introduction to language, Israel, and some of its vibrant highlights. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bold, bright photography illustrates this color-concept picture book set in Israel. Read full book review >