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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

 

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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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Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books

Robi Dobi: The Marvellous Adventures of an Indian Elephant

Written by Madhur Jaffrey

UK Publisher: Pavilion Books

Hardcover ISBN: 1-85145-409-8

Softcover ISBN: 1-86205-160-7

Year of publication: 1997

80 pages

 

Foreign Co-editions »
Dial Books (US h/b) ISBN 0803721935

 

Awards & Selections

  • Winner of the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award 1997 ‘A 1997 Illustrated Book Honor’

Reviews

“A sparkling, imaginative tale in the Indian tradition”

— The Times

 

“It’s Hall’s delicious illustrations, both colour and black and white, that breathe life into these characters.”

— Publishers Weekly

 

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Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
Robi Dobi / Pavilion Books
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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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The Stolen Sun / Frances Lincoln
The Stolen Sun / Frances Lincoln
The Stolen Sun / Frances Lincoln

The Stolen Sun
Written by Amanda Hall

UK Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Hardcover ISBN: 0-7112-1808-0

Softcover ISBN: 0-7112-1844-7

Year of publication: 2002

36 pages

 

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Foreign Co-editions »
Eerdmans Books (US h/b) ISBN 0-8028-5225-4,
Forlaget Sesam (Denmark h/b) ISBN87-11-13517-4,
Korea Dewey (Korea h/b) ISBN 89-543-0854-6,
Korea Dewey (Korea h/b) ISBN 89-543-0840-6,

 

Reviews

“It is the outstanding illustrations that give the book wings.”
— The Observer 

 

“with stylised illustrations that beautifully convey the colors and textures of the frozen North.”

— Washington Parent

 

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The Stolen Sun / Frances Lincoln
The Stolen Sun / Frances Lincoln
The Stolen Sun / Frances Lincoln
The Stolen Sun / Frances Lincoln
The Stolen Sun / Frances Lincoln
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In Andal’s House/ Sleeping Bear Press
In Andal’s House/ Sleeping Bear Press
In Andal’s House/ Sleeping Bear Press

In Andal’s House

Written by Gloria Whelan

US Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58536-603-3

Year of publication: 2013

40 pages

Ages 7-10

 

Awards & Selections

  • Storytelling World Resource Awards: Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners honors selection 2014
  • Bank Street College Best Children and Young Adult Books of 2014. 
  • Highly Commended Book title for the 2014 South Asia Book Award (SABA) for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. 

 

Reviews

“Amanda Hall’s illustrations are exquisite. The double page picture of Kumar walking through a festive city all covered with lights, bedecked in ribbons and crowned with sparkling fireworks is a celebration in pink and green. Andal’s grandmother is shown wearing a white sari. As she floats down the staircase to shush Kumar out the front door she looks very much like a ghost from the past—which she is.”

— The Children’s Bookshelf / Sue Ann Martin ~ Read whole review

 

“Hall’s illustrations echo traditional Indian folk art, while Whelan deftly explains that the persistence of the caste system is mostly because of older individuals who won’t change. This book raises big questions about society and its norms that will challenge readers’ intellectual curiosity.”

— Booklist Online / Amina Chaudhri Read whole review

 

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In Andal’s House/ Sleeping Bear Press
In Andal’s House/ Sleeping Bear Press
In Andal’s House/ Sleeping Bear Press
In Andal’s House/ Sleeping Bear Press
In Andal’s House/ Sleeping Bear Press