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Cohen, Barbara 1932-1992

Overview
Works: 69 works in 232 publications in 2 languages and 25,221 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  History  Drama  Historical fiction  Legends 
Roles: Composer
Classifications: PZ7.C6595, [FIC]
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Publications about Barbara Cohen
Publications by Barbara Cohen
Publications by Barbara Cohen, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Barbara Cohen
Molly's pilgrim by Barbara Cohen( Book )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 3,657 libraries worldwide
Told to make a doll like a pilgrim for the Thanksgiving display at school, Molly's Jewish mother dresses the doll as she herself dressed before leaving Russia to seek religious freedom--much to Molly's embarrassment
Thank you, Jackie Robinson by Barbara Cohen( Book )
15 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 2,026 libraries worldwide
A fatherless white boy, who shares with an old black man an enthusiasm for the Brooklyn Dodgers and first baseman, Jackie Robinson, takes a ball autographed by Jackie to his elderly friend's deathbed
Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,664 libraries worldwide
Several of the popular stories are retold with handsome illustrations by Trina Schart Hyman. Beautiful edition of selected stories including: The Pardoner's Tale and The Wife of Bath's Tale. In 1386, Chaucer recorded, or created, the stories spun by 30 pilgrims traveling from London to Canterbury. Cohen and Hyman have responded to Chaucer's masterpiece with lively prose and unforgettable pictures that evoke the colorful world of 14th-century England. Full color
The carp in the bathtub by Barbara Cohen( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Two children try to rescue the carp their mother plans to make into gefilte fish for the Seder
Make a wish, Molly by Barbara Cohen( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Molly, who recently emigrated with her family from Russia to New Jersey, learns about birthday parties and who her real friends are
213 valentines by Barbara Cohen( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
Wade has trouble adjusting when he is transferred to a special fourth grade class for the gifted and talented, so he plans to send himself 213 valentines signed by celebrities
Seven daughters & seven sons by Barbara Cohen( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a traditional Arabic tale in which a young woman disguises herself as a man and opens up a shop in a distant city in order to help her impoverished family
Robin Hood and Little John by Barbara Cohen( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Recounts the circumstances of the the first meeting between Little John and Robin Hood
Yussel's prayer : a Yom Kippur story by Barbara Cohen( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
A cowherd's simple but sincere Yom Kippur prayer is instrumental in ending the day's fast
I am Joseph by Barbara Cohen( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Retells the Biblical story of Joseph, from his viewpoint, relating how he was sold into slavery and became the Egyptian Pharaoh's adviser
The Christmas revolution by Barbara Cohen( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Fourth-grader Emily is forced to think about her Jewish heritage when the new boy, an Orthodox Jew, refuses to participate in the school Christmas celebrations
Unicorns in the rain by Barbara Cohen( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
An invitation from a stranger on a train takes Nikki to unicorns and the boarding of an ark
The long way home by Barbara Cohen( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Sally's relationship with an elderly bus driver who recites Shakespeare stories helps her to cope with the problems of her mother's cancer and being separated from her twin sister at summer camp
The donkey's story : a Bible story by Barbara Cohen( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
A somewhat humorous retelling, featuring Balaam's donkey, of the Bible story in which Balak, king of Moab, calls upon Balaam, the prophet, to curse the Israelites, but he blesses them instead
David by Barbara Cohen( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 496 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the story of David, going beyond what is in the Bible to include today's knowledge of archaeology, history, politics, psychology, etc., to present the ruler of Israel as he must have been in 1000 B.C
The innkeeper's daughter by Barbara Cohen( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Helping her widowed mother run a small inn provides 16-year-old Rachel with many opportunities to adjust to growing up
Gooseberries to oranges by Barbara Cohen( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
A young girl reminisces about the journey from her cholera-ravaged village in Eastern Europe to the United States where she is reunited with her father
The binding of Isaac by Barbara Cohen( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
An aged Isaac recounts to his grandchildren the story of how God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
People like us by Barbara Cohen( Book )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Dinah's insistence on dating a handsome football star causes bitter dissension in her family because the boy is not a Jew like them
Even higher by Barbara Cohen( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
A skeptical visitor to the village of Nemirov finds out where its rabbi really goes during the Jewish New Year, when the villagers claim he goes to heaven to speak to God
 
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English (136)
Spanish (3)
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