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Miriam Nerlove

Born: 1959 in Minneapolis
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: Mariam graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio and received her masterís 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 Barronís 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children

Miriam Nerlove on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Christmas /
ISBN: 0807511471 OCLC: 945977341

A. Whitman, Morton Grove, Ill. : [1994], ©1990.

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: 887096102

Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.

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: 31131868

M.K. McElderry Books, New York, N.Y. : ©1996.

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: 18981914

A. Whitman, Niles, Ill. : 1989.

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

ISBN: 0613757246 OCLC: 20016543

A. Whitman 1989

ISBN: 0807566837 OCLC: 658091470

Morton Grove, IL : 1992.

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: 38478576

Albert Whitman & Co., Morton Grove, Ill. : 1998.

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

Thanksgiving /
ISBN: 0807578177 OCLC: 20828464

A. Whitman, Niles, Ill. : 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: 1322047227 OCLC: 887094306

Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.

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: 40681929

Albert Whitman & Co., Morton Grove, Ill. : 1999.

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

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

Albert Whitman, Morton Grove, Ill. : 1992.

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