Search Results: "Shulamith Levey Oppenheim"


BOOK REVIEW

FIREFLIES FOR NATHAN by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A lyrical story that captures the feeling of childhood summers. (Picture book. 4+)"
When six-year old Nathan goes to visit his grandparents in the country, he wants to know what his father was like as a six-year- old boy. Read full book review >

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YANNI RUBBISH by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The somber tones used early in the book give way to the cheerful blue of the newly painted wagon; the troubles are not over, but it's clear that Yanni and his family will more than endure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A resonant story unfolds quickly under Oppenheim's sure hand. Read full book review >

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THE LILY CUPBOARD by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"An exceptionally sensitive and effective portrayal of a difficult subject. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author of Appleblossom (p. 20), a Passover story set in Eastern Europe, re-creates a more somber chapter from the Jewish experience. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, BUNNY RABBIT by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Although Moore's illustrations are unremarkable, this book is quietly compelling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Oppenheim (Fireflies for Nathan, 1994, etc.) presents a mild little tale about a boy's sense of devotion, which he teaches to his mother. Read full book review >

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ALI AND THE MAGIC STEW by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"And the references to Allah may stimulate conversation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim (Yanni Rubbish, 1999, etc.) employs familiar motifs to craft a story with the feel of a folktale. Read full book review >

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IBLIS by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
adapted by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim, illustrated by Ed Young
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A beautiful and powerful offering. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
A retelling of the Fall, based on an Islamic version dating from the ninth century. Read full book review >

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THE HUNDREDTH NAME by Shulamith Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A moving, original tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
With measured prose Oppenheim (I Love You, Bunny Rabbit, p. 230, etc.) gives this brief story a reverent tone; a strong sense of place established in the text and pictures makes it vivid. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO I END AND YOU BEGIN? by Shulamith Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An elegant conversation starter to a not-so-simple question. (Picture book. 5-8)"
From animals to plants, sky to sea, people to people, we're all connected. Read full book review >

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THE SEA KING by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Lots of folkloric elements neatly combined and pictures bright enough for group reading create a nice addition to Yolen's huge canon both singly and with collaborators. (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
Combining several elements of Russian folklore, the authors create an engaging tale using old motifs in new ways. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY HOME by Emma Levey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"The metaphor will be transparent even to younger readers, and Hattie's unwavering love for her foster clan casts a warm glow over the entire episode. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hattie the egg-barren hen has lovingly raised a large and diverse brood, and now it's time to let her adopted offspring "fly the nest." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 1995

"A thoughtful, disturbing, though often simplistically one- sided view of a complex country and its heterogeneous people."
A collection of prose pieces focusing on the nature of Israeli society and its relations with Arabs within and without its borders. Read full book review >