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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Miriam Nerlove  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1959 in Minneapolis

-- Miriam Nerlove on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Miriam lives in Evanston, Il and is a card illustrator for Recycled Paper Greetings in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mariam graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio and received her master’s degree in printmaking from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. For a time she worked in the Photograph and Slide Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, while doing editorial illustration work for newspapers such as Barron’s and the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly. Originally she worked solely in pen and ink for the editorial work but began to get very interested in watercolor as she approached writing and illustrating for children.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Christmas /
ISBN: 0807511471. OCLC Number: 945977341

A. Whitman,. .

A rhyming text describes a girl and her family as they prepare for Christmas, celebrate the birth of Jesus at a church services, and have a wonderful dinner with other relatives.

ISBN: 1322047294. OCLC Number: 887096102

Albert Whitman & Company,. .

Rhyming text follows two children as they celebrate Easter with their family by decorating eggs, enjoying Easter baskets, going to church, and returning home to an egg hunt and Easter dinner.

Flowers on the wall /
ISBN: 0689506147. OCLC Number: 31131868

M.K. McElderry Books,. .

Rachel, a young Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, struggles to survive with her family and maintains hope by painting colorful flowers on her dingy apartment walls.

ISBN: 9780807531426. OCLC Number: 18981914

A. Whitman,. .

Rhyming text and illustrations follow the activities of a little boy and his parents as they prepare to celebrate Hanukkah.

ISBN: 0613757246. OCLC Number: 20016543

A. Whitman. .

ISBN: 0807566837. OCLC Number: 658091470

Morton Grove, IL :. .

A young boy becomes caught up in the excitement of the Purim celebration as the rabbi relates the tale of the courageous Queen Esther and the evil Haman.

Shabbat /
ISBN: 080757323X. OCLC Number: 38478576

Albert Whitman & Co.,. .

A simple account of a Jewish family preparing for and celebrating Shabbat.

Thanksgiving /
ISBN: 0807578177. OCLC Number: 20828464

A. Whitman,. .

A boy and his mother bake two pumpkin pies and go to Grandma's house for a traditional Thanksgiving celebration. Includes a brief overview of the first Thanksgiving.

ISBN: 1322047227. OCLC Number: 887094306

Albert Whitman & Company,. .

A boy and his mother bake two pumpkin pies and go to Grandma & rsquo;s house for a traditional Thanksgiving celebration. Includes a brief overview of the first Thanksgiving.

The Ten commandments for Jewish children /
ISBN: 0807577707. OCLC Number: 40681929

Albert Whitman & Co.,. .

Describes how Moses received the Ten Commandments, what they contain, and how they should be obeyed.

Valentine's Day :
ISBN: 080758455X. OCLC Number: 23868669

Albert Whitman,. .

A brief history of Valentine's Day is followed by a girl's account of her celebrations at preschool and at home.