Wednesday, January 6, 2010

THE OLD COUNTRY by Mordicai Gerstein

You can win this book. Here's the review from SLJ "The bulk of this tale takes place in the pseudo-mythical Old Country. At the present time, Great Grandmother Gisella tells her disbelieving young relative the story about how she had been both a girl and a fox. The complicated telling begins, intermingling rather gruesome civil war images, animal tales, Alice-in-Wonderlandesque style legal trials, and slapstick political characters and coups. When Gisella stares too long into Flame the Fox's eyes, they trade shapes. Gisella the fox spends much of the rest of the tale trying to find her family and Flame/Gisella so that she can return to her original form."

To enter the contest leave a comment naming another book that this author has written or illustrated. The person who names the Caldecott Medal win gets an extra entry. Please include your name, last initial and teacher. Contest ends Wednesday night 11:59 PM January 13. Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Dear Mrs. Katz,

For the contest here is a book by Mordicai Gerstein: The Book.

-Dharaa Upadhyaya from Mrs. McBride's Class

Lauren Y said...

Sholom's Treasure
By obviously Mordicai Gerstein

-lol love lauren

Maddy F. said...

The Man Who Walked Between Towers
-Mordicai Gerstein
Maddy F.

Caitlin S. said...

Some books he has written are:

Leaving the Nest

Mountains of Tibbet

The Book

Sholoms Treasure

The Man who Walked between the towers.

That's it!

Caitlin Sun

Caitlin S. said...

Here are some winners of the Caldecott Medal:

Randolph Caldecott

The House in the Night, illustrated by Beth Krommes, written by Susan Marie Swanson

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, written and illustrated by Marla Frazee

How I Learned Geography, written and illustrated by Uri Shulevitz

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams, illustrated by Melissa Sweet, written by Jen Bryant

That's it!

Caitlin Sun
Mrs. Bradley

Goldenlibrarylady said...

Congratulation Dharaa. You won the book! Come see me in the library to get it.