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Out of This World: Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
Out of This World / Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins

Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

Written by Michelle Markel

US Publisher: Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins

Hardcover US and Canada ISBN: 978-0-06-244109-6

Date of publication: January 2019

40 pages

Out of This World / Harper Collins
Out of This World / Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
Out of This World / Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
Out of This World /Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
Out of This World / Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins
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Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books

Babushka

Written by Dawn Casey
UK Publisher: Lion Children’s Books
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7459-6522-2

Softcover ISBN: 978-0-7459-7691-4

Date of publication: 18th September 2015
32 pages

 

Foreign Co-editions »
Good Books (US h/b) ISBN-10: 1-68099-188-4,
Good Books (US h/b) ISBN-13: 978-1-68099-188-8,
Éditions LLB (France s/b/) ISBN: 978-2-85031-792-7

 

Reviews

The emotionally satisfying folk tale is told in lyrical, polished prose that exudes an air of magic and mystery. Captivating, full-page illustrations in a cool palette of blues and purples set the Russian scene and help create a distinct personality for the doll-shaped Babushka.’

Kirkus /starred review

 

‘The illustrations are wonderful, colourful and vibrant. This would be an excellent addition to any family’s Christmas library as well as being useful in a unit of Christmas cultures and traditions around the world.’
– Goodreads / Carla Johnson-Hicks 

 

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Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
Babushka / Lion Children’s Books
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Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward / Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward / Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward: How the Pretzel Was Born

Written by Anna Egan Smucker

US Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8028-5420-9

Date of publication: 3rd August 2015

34 pages

Ages 4-8

 

Reviews
‘Taking inspiration from the medieval setting, Hall (The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau) ornaments her bright, playful paintings with filigrees and other decorative elements.’
— Publishers Weekly

 

‘The vibrant, expressive illustrations by Amanda Hall are a nice compliment to the text. The book also includes a historical footnote and pretzel recipe at the end.’ 

— LibraryThing / sullijo

 

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Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward / Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward / Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward / Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward / Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Brother Giovanni’s Little Reward / Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau/ Eerdmans Books for Young Children
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children

The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau

Written by Michelle Markel

US Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8028-5364-6

Year of publication: 2012

34 pages

Ages 5-9

 

Foreign Co-editions »
Yuan-Liou Publishers (Taiwan h/b) ISBN: 9789573276821,
Rikuyosha Children & YA Books (Japan h/b) ISBN: 9784897378213,
Pa’amon Books in Yan Hamelach (Israel h/b) ISBN: 9789659117123

 

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Awards & Selections

  •  Winner of the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing for an exceptional story illustrated in a picture book published in 2012
  • Winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award Spring 2013 Picture Books
  • Storytelling World Resource Awards: Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners honors selection 2014
  • Vermont Red Clover Award Nominee 2013 – 2014
  • Capitol Choices 2013
  • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of 2013
  • Society of Illustrators “The Original Art” Annual Exhibition 2012
  • New York Public Library: Children’s Books 2012: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Junior Library Guild selection 2012
  • About.com: Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year 2012
  • Fuse # 8: 100 Magnificent Children’s Books for 2012
  • Booklist: Top Ten Arts Books for Youth
  • The Scottish Book Trust: Featured book in Ten Artistic Reads

Reviews

“Hall’s evocation of Rousseau’s lush jungles captures the artist’s child-friendly work; Markel’s text is both accessible and likely to awe.”

— New York Times

 

“Rousseau’s spirit has inspired Amanda Hall: this book is a captivating homage to a lavish, playful, painterly world…Meanwhile, Markel tells his story, and lets us know how art eventually won out against establishment ridicule. – this book is the freshest of breezes”

— Observer

 

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The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children
The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau / Eerdmans Books for Young Children
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The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books

The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales
Written by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
US / UK Publisher: Barefoot Books
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84686-884-9
Year of publication: 2013
80 pages

 

Awards & Selections

  • The 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards: Notable Books for Older Readers

 

Reviews

“There is a considerably lighter feel to the equally handsome but thematically jollier pages of “The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales”, written by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, an English rabbi. Here, eight stories drawn from sources that range from the Bible to 19th-century Poland are told in eventful, stand-alone chapters that make for excellent reading aloud to children ages 6 and older … Amanda Hall’s inviting illustrations of rabbis, palaces, fruits and challah loaves have such soft edges and delicious colors that they might be made of marzipan.”

Wall Street Journal / Meghan Gurdon

 

“Judaism’s long tradition of teaching through storytelling is affirmed in these eight tales … each tale’s tenor is individually enhanced through intrinsic borders and paintings …
A lovely collection that will inspire both discussion and contemplation.”
— Kirkus Review

 

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The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
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