Search Results: "Sandy Eisenberg Sasso"


BOOK REVIEW

IN GOD'S NAME by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Stone's illustrations are fine and uplifting. (Religion/Picture book. 5-10)"
Rabbi Sasso (God's Paintbrush, not reviewed) is a woman with a mission: She wants to show that a singular God is universal, despite cultural variations of God's identity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Andersen's painted portrait figures are done in warm tones against mixed color blue and purple backgrounds enclosed, along with several text pages, in wide, pale frames. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Sasso (God's Paintbrush, 1992, etc.) gives women more presence in the Old Testament by fleshing out fragmentary references to Lilith, Serach, Meroe (later known as Bityah), and the five daughters of Zelophehad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Color washes, scratchboard techniques, and diagonal designs capture the motion of trees in the wind, and the whirling of the waters of the flood. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this original story, based on ``ancient texts,'' the day before the flood finds Noah gathering two of each animal, while God has exhorted Noah's wife, Naamah, to gather seeds from every flower and tree: ``Work quickly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2012

"A thought-provoking and satisfying pourquoi tale plumbing an element of Jewish life many children may not have considered. (Picture book/religion. 3-6)"
An old story of compromise helps a little girl understand the reasoning behind the slanted placement of a doorpost mezuzah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO COUNTS? by Amy-Jill Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2017

"An unusual and creative interpretation of the three parables, offering the satisfying conclusion that each person (or sheep or coin) matters and should be counted. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Three parables of Jesus from the Christian Bible are retold with modern-day settings and characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SASSO by James Sturz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"An avalanche of portentous symbols, allusions, and tufa, tufa, tufa."
A cultural anthropologist journeys to a village in southern Italy to explore the hell of "sassi" (cave dwellings) and of his own desires. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDY DENNIS by Sandy Dennis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 1997

"Despite the editor's best efforts to weld these disparate fragments together, they never really cohere into anything more than a series of precious, pointillist moments. (23 b&w photos, not seen)"
Sometimes there are pressing reasons to publish a work posthumously. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SANDY KOUFAX by Jane Leavy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Well-conceived and sharply drawn, a thinking fan's biography."
Taut biography of the Dodger great's playing years: baseball savvy and as far from tall-tale-telling as former Washington Post sportswriter Leavy (Squeeze Play, not reviewed) can get. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN ANDY MET SANDY by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Good to meet you, Andy and Sandy. (Early reader. 5-7)"
DePaola and Lewis' new early-reader series features a boy and girl who become fast friends in the first book and go on to have adventures there and in the second book, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"The parts may be more memorable than the sum, and adult characters more sharply drawn than the young ones, but Rachel's uncertainties and anxieties are explored with a sure touch, and the setting is totally convincing. (Fiction. 12-15)"
As with Keillor's Lake Wobegon monologues, this tale of a Wisconsin teenager meeting adolescence head-on wanders amiably past daydreams, a vivid—sometimes unruly—cast, and the ups and downs in a very small town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREETINGS FROM SANDY BEACH by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A worthwhile message presented in a comically realistic vignette with lots of child appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Children's Book Council of Australia's ``Picture Book of the Year'' (1990) is a delightfully offbeat portrayal of a family of four at the beach for the weekend, with details that are perfectly plausible yet unlike the usual clichÇs. Read full book review >