Search Results: "Sandy Eisenberg Sasso"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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SILENT NIGHT by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Grownups will chuckle; children would probably like this more as an animated film. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A witty, wordless (in a sense) Christmas Eve tale from a New Yorker artist, featuring an indefatigably yippy small dog who goes positively ballistic when Santa drops down the chimney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ECOLOGY OF EDEN by Evan Eisenberg
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Huge, unformed, half-baked, and often interesting, this is the basis for a fine book—but not that book itself."
An unsuccessful synthesis of the natural history of mankind, and of the history of mankind in nature, —real and imagined.— Eisenberg examines scientific, historical, anthropological, and theological ideas of the ways in which humans fit in to the natural world, from the ancient myth of the Garden of Eden to the medieval great chain of being and modern notions of deep ecology and bioregionalism. Read full book review >

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ALL AROUND ATLANTIS by Deborah Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Exceptional work from one of the contemporary masters."
An impressive gathering of seven painstakingly wrought, ambitious stories by the critically acclaimed author of the collections Transactions in a Foreign Currency (1986) and Under the 82nd Airborne (1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"A must-read for Packer and Lombardi fans, and will interest most NFL fans as well."
The exciting chronicle of Vince Lombardi's pivotal first season as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Read full book review >

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JUST THE WAY YOU WANT ME by Nora Eisenberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The mystery here never overwhelms the charm of Betsy's story, a comfortable balance between seriousness and sweet-natured humor."
Second-novelist Eisenberg (The War at Home, 2002) follows a neurotic woman as she searches for her father—presumed dead for 20 years. Read full book review >

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The God Nobody Knows by Sandy Harlan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 2016

"Carefully and thoughtfully constructed arguments about contemporary Christianity and the questions believers should ask themselves in today's world."
A debut book offers a meditation on contemporary faith and examines new ways of viewing God. Read full book review >