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Kids Talk Grief: Ella's Story

French Toast Sundays shows the week of mourning through the eyes of a child. Kids Talk Grief is a series of interviews and guest blog posts from children or young people all of whom have had to deal with the loss of someone close to them. ( Some of the names and personal details have been changed to protect their privacy .) Ella is a 24 year old&nb...
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Kids Talk Grief: David's Story

French Toast Sundays shows the week of mourning through the eyes of a child. Kids Talk Grief is a series of interviews and guest blog posts from children or young people all of whom have had to deal with the loss of someone close to them. ( Some of the names and personal details have been changed to protect their privacy .) David was 12 years old, ...
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Interview: Inbal Gigi Bousidan

We had been looking at portfolios of illustrators work and as soon as I saw Inbal's I thought 'That's it'. It was love at first sight. Later, when I saw her first illustrations, I knew we had found the right illustrator for the job. I was curious about how Inbal went about illustrating the book. This is what she told me. Inbal: When I read the text...
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Kids Talk Grief: Dana's story

French Toast Sundays shows the week of mourning through the eyes of a child.  Kids Talk Grief is a series of interviews and guest blog posts from children or young people all of whom have had to deal with the loss of someone close to them.  ( Some of the names and personal details have been changed to protect their privacy .)  D...
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Another Sweet Dish - Aliter Dulcia

Break a slice of fine white bread, crust removed, into rather large pieces. Soak in milk and beaten eggs. Fry in oil, cover in honey, and serve. (Apicius, 4 th Century) Leavened or not, bagels or brioche, pita or chappati, Wonderbread or challah, every culture has its bread. And where there is bread, there are leftovers. One of the most popular way...
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Arthur Syzk: The London Years

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In 1847 London got its first double decker omnibus and Londoners got to see London above eye level. Well not quite. You get what you pay for, and those first double-deck passengers may have had a seat with a view but they were most likely too busy shivering in London drizzle to be able to enjoy the view. Those early omnibuses were roofless and tick...
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Chatting to The Children's Book Review

Chatting with Nicki Richesin of The Children's Book Review about mime, writing about Marcel Marceau, silence and the writing life. Gloria Spielman is the author of two picture books Janusz Korczak's Children  and  Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime  which has been awarded a Silver Medal in the 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the ...
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Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour Interview

Talking to Shannon Hitchcock of Shannon and The Sunshine Band as part of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Blog Tour. Gloria Spielman is a children's author whose latest book Marcel Marceau Master of Mime was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, a Moonbeam Children's Book Award Silver Medalist, and a Sydney Taylor Book Awards, Notable Book. Gloria, co...
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Lorin Eric Salm: Mime Artist

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Lorin Eric Salm is an American actor and mime instructor. Trained by the world-renowned master of mime Marcel Marceau, he is a graduate of Marceau's Paris International School of Mimodrama. Mr. Salm teaches mime at his own Mime Theatre Studio in Los Angeles, is a movement coach and mime coach for Hollywood film and television productions, a guest i...
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Silence, Blessed Silence

This post was my third guest blog for the Jewish Book Council and appeared on The Forward. One of the upshots of all the reading and thinking I did for "Marcel Marceau: Master of Mime," was that I ended up doing a lot of thinking about something I'd never thought that much about before — silence and its power. It never used to be like this. I wasn'...
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French Toast Sundays shows the week of mourning through the eyes of a child. Kids Talk Grief is a series of interviews and guest blog posts from children or young people all of whom have had to deal with the loss of someone close to them. ( Some of the names and personal details have been changed to...
French Toast Sundays shows the week of mourning through the eyes of a child. Kids Talk Grief is a series of interviews and guest blog posts from children or young people all of whom have had to deal with the loss of someone close to them. (Some of the names and personal details have been changed to ...
We had been looking at portfolios of illustrators work and as soon as I saw Inbal's I thought 'That's it'. It was love at first sight. Later, when I saw her first illustrations, I knew we had found the right illustrator for the job. I was curious about how Inbal went about illustrating the book. Thi...

Latest Blogs

French Toast Sundays shows the week of mourning through the eyes of a child. Kids Talk Grief is a series of interviews and guest blog posts from children or young people all of whom have had to deal with the loss of someone close to them. ( Some of the names and personal details have been changed to...
French Toast Sundays shows the week of mourning through the eyes of a child. Kids Talk Grief is a series of interviews and guest blog posts from children or young people all of whom have had to deal with the loss of someone close to them. (Some of the names and personal details have been changed to ...
We had been looking at portfolios of illustrators work and as soon as I saw Inbal's I thought 'That's it'. It was love at first sight. Later, when I saw her first illustrations, I knew we had found the right illustrator for the job. I was curious about how Inbal went about illustrating the book. Thi...