Search Results: "Ruth R. Wisse"


BOOK REVIEW

NO JOKE by Ruth R. Wisse
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2013

"Seriously funny, humorously serious, scholarly, witty and wise."
A survey and analysis of Jewish humor, from the Bible to Larry David and Sacha Baron Cohen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A worthy effort that suffers from its own cloudy aims."
Wisse (If I Am Not for Myself, 1992) seeks to define a modern canon of works—in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, German, Polish, Italian, and English—through which Jews have expressed their sense of who they are and what they have come to be in the years since the monopoly of their sacred literature was broken during the Enlightenment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 1992

"Nonetheless, an important book, likely to generate intense discussion."
Furious blast at anti-Semitism and the liberals who tolerate it. Read full book review >

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IT’S NOT WORTH MAKING A TZIMMES OVER! by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"As the title says, this is not worth making a fuss over. (Includes a recipe for Challah a l'Orange) (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a summer's Friday, Grandma and her granddaughter bake a challah, and while waiting for the dough to rise, go outside to play badminton. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED PANDA'S CANDY APPLES by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"The message appears to be the treats are best when shared, which makes Red Panda's attempt at entrepreneurship all the odder. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who can resist candy apples? Not Red Panda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMING HOME by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though it's on the manipulative side, it should be helpful for children anticipating a parent's return. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nearly wordless picture book chronicles the wait for reunion after a troop plane lands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY'S FRIENDS by Ruth Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Though pretty and engaging, a miss. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Playful Monkey takes readers on a guessing game through a world of disparate animals. Read full book review >

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THE LOST BOY by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A refreshing fantasy in which not all is spelled out, with tantalizing hints at a sequel. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A mysterious reel-to-reel tape player may solve a local mystery, but it may also lead to gravest peril. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD TREE by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A nifty environmental fable with a sophisticated text and Brown's gorgeous acrylic-and-watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pigeon mail carrier marshals tree creatures to save their beloved home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGIE'S BEST BAD DAY by Ruth Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"For any kid who has spent part of the day facedown on the ground in utter defeat, Georgie and his pals make great commiserating companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the second Georgie and Friends book from Chan, a very bad day goes from calamity to a memorably good time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CASTLE FULL OF CATS by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Charming, expressive and surprising. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Wouldn't anyone be happy with a castle full of cats? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN, PIG, COW AND THE CLASS PET by Ruth Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A lighthearted glimpse reveals how stuffed animals will play when their child (and their teacher) is away. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three toys take an unexpected field trip. Read full book review >