Search Results: "Yossi Klein Halevi"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An artful, affecting blend of history, biography, political science, and religion and an illustration of how small lights can illuminate a large landscape."
The story of the Israeli 55th Paratroopers Reserve Brigade, which was instrumental in the victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1995

"A profound look at the child of a Holocaust survivor burdened with the knowledge that his very existence is a miracle and the need to prove that the miracle wasn't squandered on him."
Jerusalem Report contributor Halevy's engrossing account of his tenure among the late Rabbi Meir Kahane's radical right-wing demimonde and his eventual reemergence into respectability. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 23, 2000

"A repetitive, somewhat tedious volume, with no imminently practical solutions for what appears to be the Jewish destiny."
Israeli Minister of Justice Beilin maintains that Judaism is in jeopardy on account of the assimilation of American and other Diaspora Jews, through attrition by intermarriage, and due to the fact that immigration to Israel is not the first choice—America is—for any but the most desperate. Read full book review >

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FOX TALE by Yossi Abolafia
ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 1991

"Abolafia's humorously ingenuous animal characters and pastoral backgrounds, more than a little reminiscent of Steig's, are the perfect complement to his comically eventful story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trickster gets his well-deserved, cleverly devised comeuppance: When Bear gives Fox honey in exchange for Fox's tail, it's the last of several unfair deals. Read full book review >

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BACK FROM TUICHI by Yossi Ghinsberg
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"The brutal politics of rain-forest exploitation provide a somber backdrop, but it's the gripping foreground action here that makes this yarn—though lacking the introspective depth of, say, Tracy Johnston's Shooting the Boh—a strong bet for armchair adventurers."
Lost in the jungle!—told with a hearty emphasis on endurance and terror. Read full book review >

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Snowman Paul and the Winter Olympics by Yossi Lapid
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"A celebration of winter and competition that will likely appeal to children who've dreamed of Olympic glory—or of a big, friendly snowman coming to life."
Lapid's debut picture book puts a wintry spin on an eternal, favorite childhood dream: Olympic glory. Read full book review >

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TOUCHING PEACE by Yossi Beilin
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A valuable contribution to the literature of conflict resolution and Middle East studies."
A firsthand account of the negotiations that led to the establishment of peace, however tenuous, between Israel and Palestine. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2006

"An unusual take on American history and colonial experience, Klein's first graphic novel, while aspirant, may not hold wide audience appeal. (Graphic novel. YA)"
In this brightly colored and busily illustrated graphic novel, Klein introduces young Bertha "Birdy" Snodgrass. Read full book review >

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CLEAN HOUSE by Jessie Haas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Not content with chewed shoes, skidding rugs, and overturned furniture, Haas (Mowing, 1994, etc.) turns a dog, a cat, a string toy, and a vacuum cleaner into an inspired moment of comic lunacy. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Tess is glad that Kate, ``the cousin she'd liked best last year at the big family picnic,'' is coming for a visit, but her mother, remembering Aunt Alice's spotless house, rushes to exile the family pets and remove all of their cheerful, feel-good clutter. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO MY HEART by Nira Harel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"But they just work themselves into the tale, a slice of everyday where not everything is expected, nor needs, to make sense. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Newcomer Harel recounts a story of a pleasingly ordinary day accompanied by mildly amicable artwork that sports just the right touch. Read full book review >

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IT’S SNOWING! IT’S SNOWING! by Jack Prelutsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"The appealing illustrations by Abolafia follow one dark-haired little boy and his dog as they explore their wintry world: skating, throwing snowballs and creating a jolly snowman friend who is poignantly reduced to just a black hat, a carrot and lumps of coal on the final page. (Poetry. 5-9)"
The magical excitement of winter is the focus of this entry in the I Can Read series from prolific poet Prelutsky, who offers 16 rhyming poems for children who are reading fluently on their own. Read full book review >