Search Results: "Uri Orlev"


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THE MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE by Uri Orlev
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"Subtle, beautifully crafted, altogether compelling. (Fiction. 10+)"
When Israeli author Orlev, who drew on his own ghetto experiences in The Island on Bird Street (1984; Batchelder Award), met a certain Polish journalist, they found that both had been boys in Warsaw during WW II; Orlev kept ``Marek's'' extensive confidences secret (including his discovery in 1942 that his father—executed in 1934 as a Communist—was Jewish) until his death in 1987. Read full book review >

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LYDIA, QUEEN OF PALESTINE by Uri Orlev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An afterword notes that the real Lydia still lives on an Israeli kibbutz with her rabbi husband. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The author of The Man from the Other Side (1991, Batchelder Award) tells the story of another real-life Middle European who survived WW II. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Uri Shulevitz
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 15, 1974

"Perhaps not every child will be receptive to this lovely impressionistic book, but on the other hand it is hard not to be enveloped by Shulevitz' mood of muted serenity."
Shulevitz' deep-blue, oval watercolors draw you into the still, quiet spot "under a tree by the lake" where "an old man and his grandson cuff up in their blankets." Read full book review >

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TROTO AND THE TRUCKS by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A winner. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Slow and steady wins the race. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WORE MY SAILOR SUIT by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Three helpful monkeys on the island constitute the closest approach to Wild Things here, but that may suit children who prefer a quieter style of play than wild rumpuses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The child in this brief episode may dress in a sailor suit and live in quaintly appointed apartment surroundings, but his lively imagination strikes a universal chord. Read full book review >

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SO SLEEPY STORY by Uri Shulevitz
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 11, 2006

"Assuredly soporific for snoozing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Caldecott Medalist Shulevitz spins a dreamy story of a household at night with a little boy and everything around him asleep. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET ROOM by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Shulevitz's art—richly saturated colors, simple, angular forms, strongly energetic compositions, adroit caricatures—are a particular pleasure here, while the tale's classic structure and gentle wisdom especially recommend it for storytelling. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Another provocative fable from a Caldecott medalist whose most recent book was Toddlecreek Post Office (1990). Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 6, 2005

Shulevitz recasts the impersonal account of a great medieval Jewish traveler, who set out to see as many of the places mentioned in the Bible as possible, as a first-person narrative threaded with vivid comments about smells, hazards, misfortunes, spectacles and local legends encountered along the way. Read full book review >

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THE MOON IN MY ROOM by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Sept. 11, 1963

"Surrounded by a sleep-inducing quiet, the book a spark- even slight — which is needed."
Microscopic, thin-lined illustrations executed in faded shades show the imaginative world which is a boy's room. Read full book review >

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ONE MONDAY MORNING by Uri Shulevitz
Released: March 28, 1967

"One single surprise—but the child can enjoy the visit again and again just by turning the pages and repeating the refrain."
A floppy toy leaning against a rain-streaked window...a little boy gazing out the window...a dismal, deserted city street...One Monday morning (turn page quickly) the king (carrying an umbrella), the queen, and the little prince (in procession) came to visit me. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1986

"It's also the sort of caper adopted by sophisticated adults."
An elegantly produced animal fantasy by an eminent illustrator. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER AND TSAR IN THE FOREST by Richard Lourie
Released: Aug. 31, 1972

"Shulevitz brings all these styles together with aplomb and unabashed artifice, signifying a considerable advance over Oh What a Noise but perhaps a decadent departure from the exhilarating fresh air loveliness of The Fool of the World."
Spectacularly illustrated, the unspectacular tale of a runaway soldier's promotion to general after he spends a night in the forest with the disguised tsar, whom he saves from a band of robbers by whacking off the intruders' heads. Read full book review >