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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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0613757343

Sagebrush Education Resources. 1992

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

ISBN: 0613757246

Sagebrush Education Resources. 1993

Intended for the very young, Passover is an introduction to this traditional Jewish holiday, told in rhyming verses. Full-color illustrations enhance the lively rhymes.

ISBN: 0613757378

Sagebrush Education Resources. 1993

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.

ISBN: 0807511471

Albert Whitman & Co. 1993

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: 0807578177

Albert Whitman & Company. 1990

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: 0807566837

Albert Whitman & Co. 1994

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

Valentine's Day
ISBN: 080758455X

Albert Whitman & Co. 1994

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

Flowers On The Wall
ISBN: 0689506147

Margaret K. McElderry. 1996

Witnessing the impact of the Second World War on her Jewish Warsaw family, young Rachel passes the time by painting flowers on the basement walls and dreaming of becoming an artist, a task that brings color into her family's unhappy days.

ISBN: 0613316800

San Val. 2000

A simple and lovely story about Shabbat--the Jewish sabbath--that young children are sure to enjoy again and again. Full color.

The Ten Commandments for Jewish Children
ISBN: 0807577707

Albert Whitman & Co. 1999

The Ten Commandments, explained in a way aimed at letting young children understand their meaning, shows how the young can follow these rules for living.

ISBN: 080757323X

Albert Whitman & Co. 2000

Shows a family preparing for and celebrating the Sabbath


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