Ferida Wolff

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I think the world is a fascinating place. It's constantly changing, sometimes confusing, but always new. This site shows some of the things I'm involved in, things I hope will interest you, too. Feel free to get in  touch.

Ferida Wolff


                                                           Meet Rachel Berger in Ferida Wolff's newest book.



"This is a sweet story that will resonate with readers who have siblings and knowledge of hand-me-downs.  Rachel is annoyed by her little sister, Hannah, who wants to be just like her...Rachel pines for anything that stands apart from Hannah's apparel and discovers three glass buttons with red roses that she must have.  After haggling with the shopkeeper and buttons are laid away and Rachel demonstrates both motivation and discipline in saving her pennies to pay off the cost of the buttons.  Rachel's self-discovery of what matters -- spoiler: it isn't buttons -- is treated naturally, without resorting to moralizing. Syntax is tight and well-constructed throughout and Grandma Bubbie's wise saying add a sparkle to the text." -- School Library Connection  


Wolff has constructed a sweet, nostalgic vignette of early-20th-century immigrant New York City, alluding to the difficulties but stressing the goodness.  Rachel and her family, friends, and neighbors are not anachronisms or caricatures but are entirely accessible to modern readers.  Lucas' lovely black-and-white drawings, reminiscent of Helen John's in Sydney Taylor's All of a Kind Family (1951), are perfectly in sync with the spirit of the text.  Hope, love , determination, and kindness abound."  --- Kirkus Reviews  
"A gentle and accessible slice of historical fiction to give to readers moving on from chapter books, or to offer as a gentle read-aloud for younger children"  --  School Library Journal

Babba Zarrah knows that every question has an answer.  When the villagers run out of yarn, she knows just what to do.

Find her answer in The Story Blanket


Winner of Storytelling World Resource Awards (Stories for Young Listeners) 2010

Parents' Choice Silver Award Book

 Podcast Review

      The Story Blanket has been nominated for the 2009-2010 Great Lakes Great Books Awards for   grades K-1!        

Translated into Japanese, Korean  Spanish and Turkish  


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Interested in Nature?

Check out my blog:  http://feridasbackyard.blogspot.com for a look at the Birds, Beasts, and Blooming Things that make a suburban community so fascinating.  Feel free to share experiences and observations from your backyard -- or city, shore, or any landscape where people and nature interact.








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