Search Results: "Tami Lehman-Wilzig"


BOOK REVIEW

STORK'S LANDING by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A well-meaning but ultimately unsuccessful blend of eco-awareness and aquaculture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wild stork receives some loving care when it becomes caught in netting on Maya's kibbutz during the annual migration from Africa to Israel. Read full book review >

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HANUKKAH AROUND THE WORLD by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A 'Hanukkah Potpourri' offers one-paragraph descriptions of ten additional observances. (glossary) (Picture book. 8-12)"
Hanukkah traditions from several countries are outlined in this compilation of lesser-known commemorative customs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZVUVI’S ISRAEL by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Still, Zvuvi and Zahava are likable guides, and the overall design and wealth of information make this a friendly introduction to the country. (map, glossary) (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
Zvuvi the fly and cousin Zahava lead a tour of Israel's sights and historical venues from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, from the coastal beaches of Netanya and Eilat through Haifa and the Galilee, north and south to Tiberias and the Dead Sea. Read full book review >

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GREEN BIBLE STORIES FOR CHILDREN by Tami Lehman-Wilzig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A credible, ethical approach to teaching environmental science and responsibility under a Judaic umbrella. (Religion. 5-9)"
An environmental theme unites nine Jewish bible stories enhanced with a variety of science and nature activities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TAMI STORIES by Lynn Harvey
Released: July 15, 2008

"A fun canine character overcomes mediocre writing and illustrations to charm younger children."
A curious little dog causes havoc, for which she is quickly forgiven on account of being so darn cute. Read full book review >

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MUSEUM TRIP by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2006

"It's a playfully subtle celebration of the possibilities offered by seemingly dry and dusty museums and, like museums, entirely worthy of several lengthy visits. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Following on the Caldecott Honor-winning The Red Book (2004) is another mindbending foray into a wordless metafictive narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEEPER THAN THE DEAD by Tami Hoag
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Once again, bestselling Hoag (The Alibi Man, 2007, etc.) plots craftily and creates characters readers root for."
Nail-biting thriller about a vicious serial killer with a particularly creepy MO. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINSTORM by Barbara Lehman
ADVENTURE
Released: April 9, 2007

"Another surrealist triumph from a vigorous emerging talent. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Boredom leads to excitement when a little boy, trapped by rain, finds wonder and escape in an unlikely place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2000

"But if you like prose pale as a shark's belly, they do just fine."
Before his fame as a screenwriter (North by Northwest, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, etc.), Lehman wrote short stories, the most famous of which, "Tell Me About It Tomorrow," became the hugely atmospheric, sleazy film classic Sweet Smell of Success (1957), whose totally artificial but fabulously acidic dialogue was boosted by co-screenwriter Clifford Odets's razory cynicism. Read full book review >

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SAND DOLLAR ISLAND by Liz Lehman
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This sprawling family blood feud suffers from an abundance of improbable plot twists and contrivances."
Lehman's debut novel introduces the Grants, a powerful Florida family whose superwealthy members are out for one another's blood and money. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET BOX by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Wonderful! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Once again, Caldecott Honoree Lehman (The Red Book, 2004) presents surprising visuals that playfully and mysteriously connect children across space and time. Read full book review >