Rifka Takes a Bow by Betty Rosenberg Perlov

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Readers will get little sense of Yiddish theater’s distinctive emotional flamboyance or cultural relevancy, though the afterword offers some historical details.
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Rifka's parents are actors in the Yiddish Theater, and one day she finds herself center stage in a special role!
 

About Betty Rosenberg Perlov

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Betty Rosenberg Perlov, age 96, grew up in the Yiddish Theater, where her mother was an actress and her father a producer. Always artistic, she was a "child star" on her father's weekly Yiddish radio soap opera. In her 50's, she decided to go to college, where she acquired a BA and then, in her 60's, an MS in Speech Pathology. She has always worked hard to share her artistic vision; this book is her triumph. She lives in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York and will be personally promoting her book in the New York area.Cosei Kawa, an unusual choice for a story about the Yiddish theater, lives in the ancient capital of Tokyo, Kyoto. She has an MA in Illustration from University College Falmouth in the United Kingdom. In her work, which she describes as naïve and detailed, she uses a variety of mediums including acrylic, watercolor, collage and digital effects.She won the Macmillan Prize for Children's books in 2007 and has had exhibitions in Tokyo.
 
Published September 3, 2013 by Kar-Ben Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Jun 16 2013

She employs a variety of media to turn real places and events into fantasy landscapes from several perspectives, in dreamlike images that are somewhat reminiscent of Chagall. Look closely and there are tiny shapes and designs floating through the larger pictures. Unusual and unabashedly charming.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 17 2013

Readers will get little sense of Yiddish theater’s distinctive emotional flamboyance or cultural relevancy, though the afterword offers some historical details.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
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Readers will get little sense of Yiddish theater’s distinctive emotional flamboyance or cultural relevancy...

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