Barbara Cohen (1932-1992) was the author of several acclaimed picture books and novels for young readers, including The Carp in the Bathtub, Yussel's Prayer: A Yom Kippur Story, Thank You, Jackie Robinson, and King of the Seventh Grade.
I am normally not a fan of historical fiction books, but this is the one exception. The simple story captivated me and the writing is beautiful. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Willow1190
If your kids are younger than 13, it might be best to read it out loud and be prepared to edit on the fly. Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. Burns
Absolutely loved this book! I came across it on a historical fiction list, after I had read Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw. Read morePublished 7 months ago by bethany bracker
This book was a little slow, but when it started moving it was great! I really like this book!Published 9 months ago by Gary V. Berkebile
One of my favorite books. Strong female protagonist with a clever plot. If you like Mulan, this is a must-read.Published 9 months ago by Mariah
This is a novel based on a folktale passed down from generation to generation in Iraq. I found it enchanting, exciting and wonderful. I read it in a few hours, unable to stop!! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jane Svonavec