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ISBN: 0827603231
Author: Linda Heller
Language: English
Publisher: Jewish Pubn Society (June 1, 1988)
Pages: 32
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Subcategory: Kids
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 403
Size Fb2: 1318 kb
Size ePub: 1928 kb
Size Djvu: 1731 kb
Other formats: lrf txt azw lit


Linda Heller has written and illustrated many books for children. The Castle on Hester Street won the Sydney Taylor Book Award when it was first published in 1982. Linda Heller lives in New York City.

Linda Heller has written and illustrated many books for children. Boris Kulikov, a former set and costume designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, was chosen as a Flying Start by Publishers Weekly. He has also illustrated Morris the Artist by Lore Segal, The Perfect Friend by Yelena Romanova, and Carnival of Animals by John Lithgow.

Start by marking The Castle on Hester Street as Want to Read . This classic story, which reveals the immigrant experience with wit and warmth, won the Sydney Taylor Book Award when it was originally published with Linda Heller's own illustrations

Start by marking The Castle on Hester Street as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This classic story, which reveals the immigrant experience with wit and warmth, won the Sydney Taylor Book Award when it was originally published with Linda Heller's own illustrations. Now, on its twenty-fifth anniversary, The Castle on Hester Street is given new life with Boris Kulikov's vibrant paintings.

While the book is far away from Asian literature, it does talk about the immigrant experience. Singapore United Arab Emirates United States of America Philippines. About The Illustrator. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young.

Grandpa tells the story of his trip from Russia to New York pulled by a flying goat. Grandma tells it the way it really was.

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by Linda Heller & illustrated by Boris Kulikov. The two find common ground at last, in telling how they met and had Julie’s mother and other children: We had each other and we were free to live as we wanted. Properly chastened, Grandfather promises to tell only the truth from now on-such as the tale of how he and Moishe once sang for Woodrow Wilson.

Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien, a pair of Vietnamese children's book authors, took the top prize at this year's Asia-wide Scholastic Picture Book Award competition

Phung Nguyen Quang and Huynh Kim Lien, a pair of Vietnamese children's book authors, took the top prize at this year's Asia-wide Scholastic Picture Book Award competition. Their beautifully illustrated story, The First Journey, follows An, a young boy who crosses the Mekong Delta for the first time on his way to school, encountering floods, snakes and a mysterious forest with a giant crocodile. Check out some outstanding illustrations from the book. Find this Pin and more on Life of Art by Cuong Huynh.

The Leifmotif of buttons is woven through this book. Its what Grandpa did for a living; selling buttons to keep his family together.

It would be an interesting book for children learning about immigration in the late 1800s or early 1900s, it is fun as a book about storytelling and tall tales, and it illustrates the importance of family ties and passing on stories about the family to younger generations. kathryn123, September 11, 2012. The Leifmotif of buttons is woven through this book.

Julie hears tall tales from Grandpa Sol and realistic stories from Grandma Rose about life as Jewish immigrants in New York City

Comments:

Skrimpak
Excellent illustrations in this picture book. Good story for giving children a view of what it is like to be an immigrant.
Llbery
A wonderful story about Jewish immigration to America, enhanced by Boris Kulikov's fabulous illustrations.
Grandpa Sol tells their granddaughter Julie the fanciful version of the family history and Grandma Rose supplies the down-to-earth facts.
I especially love the scene where parents Sol and Rose are floating Chagall-like down the street with their four golden baby carriages.

Be sure to sing Moishe and grandfather's song to the tune of "Ninety Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall."
Sarin
It's sad that great children's books go out of print of so often.

This one is about a grandfather's tall tales. He joshed his granddaughter Julie about Hershel the famous astronomer, who discovered the moon is a matzah ball. And Bessie, who used her exceedingly long braids as jumping rope.

And Moishe, the goat from his village in Russia, who pulled his wagon all the way to America --- 9,092 miles, singing a certain famous song all the way.

But grandpa's best tale was about his real trip on a packed steamer to America, and meeting Julie's grandmother Rose.

Of course, he couldn't keep himself from embellishing the story for long, and soon wove in nonsense about a castle on Hester Street, so tall that pigeons couldn't fly to the roof and had to be carried by ladder. And since he was a button peddler, he told Julie of buttons made from diamonds and gold, buttons big as saucers, and buttons used as sleds.

Our copy was a hand-me-down from family, and since there is little chance of finding another, there is no chance we'll ever part with it.

--- Alyssa A. Lappen
Zan
A comparison review between the old version and the new:
The Castle on Hester Street by Linda Heller, a Sydney Taylor Book Award winner, was originally published in 1982 with illustrations by the author. Typical of the era, it features a limited palette of muted colors, used effectively within black and white line drawings. Now, a newly illustrated version by Boris Kulikov offers an expansive full color visual interpretation of the original text. Young Julie is visiting her grandparents, and is treated to her grandfather's tall tale version of his life history, with many interruptions and corrections from her grandmother. He tells of a singing goat named Moishe who brought him to America, and of the jewel-encrusted buttons he sold from his pushcart that were big enough to use as sleds. Grandmother, of course, insists on a more accurate history. In Heller's illustrations, a clean white background focuses attention on the characters, while Kulikov's more atmospheric scenes are filled with colorful, surreal detail. Both styles have their advantages. The original pictures, clearer and more directly illustrative of the text, work well for a librarian or teacher sharing the book with a large group. The new pictures offer a more satisfying experience for an individual reader to savor at leisure. They are whimsical, even fantastical, with unusual perspectives and very effective use of light. The grandparents as pictured by Heller are sweet, round-faced individuals. Grandfather is clean-shaven and wears a yarmulke. Kulikov makes them leaner and more energetic, adding a long Judaic-style beard to grandfather's face, but surprisingly, removing his yarmulke and depicting him bareheaded in several scenes. All in all, this updated version offers visually striking illustrations with a lot of pizazz and energy. Don't throw out your old version, but do add this attractive new edition to your shelf. For ages 5-9. Reviewed by Heidi Estrin
Skyway
This is a great story of immigrants and hard times and New York City. Great illustration of Ellis Island ... Great illustration of Theodore Roosevelt.

This makes a good visual for the book "The Pushcart War" - showing Jewish immigrants working hard. We are a read-aloud family, and a picture book helps littler children imagine what they are hearing.

Upbeat, optimistic book. This is a keeper.

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