Cathy Goldberg Fishman's warm text and Melanie W. Hall's bright, sensitive paintings introduce young readers to the rituals of this weekly holiday.
ON ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR. By Cathy Goldberg Fishman. Illustrated by Melanie W. Hall. Atheneum. $16. (Ages 5 and up) A young girl tells how the Jewish holidays are celebrated in her family. The mixed-media illustrations in pastel tones are impressionistic.
On Shabbatby Cathy Goldberg Fishman
Cathy Goldberg Fishman lives in Augusta, Georgia. A graduate of Lesley College, she has taught elementary school, run a day-care center, and owned a children's bookstore.
Cathy Goldberg Fishman's gentle, lilting child's-eye-view of Passover is a quiet extravaganza of the senses. Melanie W. Hall's wonderfully Chagall-like collagraph and mixed-media illustrations create a mystical backdrop that evokes history and tradition as it commemorates ancient symbolic ritual. This is one of four in a series by the author/illustrator team, including , , and . (Ages 5 to 10)