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All Kinds Of Strong
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All Kinds Of Strong [Kindle Edition]

Sharon Reiss Baker , Kris Wiltse

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Despite being small and frail, Sadie Rose is strong in other ways. She never forgets to check the chicken coops so the foxes can’t get in. She notices when the farm animals are sick. And she always has a new idea when it’s needed. Even so, her neighbors worry that she’s not strong enough for life on a farm. But when there’s a calamity and friends and family can no longer celebrate the Sabbath in their neighbor’s parlor, Sadie Rose comes up with an idea that proves that there are “all kinds of strong.” Set in a tight-knit community of Jewish immigrants and filled with eye-catching artwork and universal themes, this book imagines a story of the past that all families can enjoy.

About the Author

Sharon Reiss Baker was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Maryland. After receiving her BA from Harvard University, she taught elementary and middle school in a variety of places, including Florida, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico. She speaks Spanish, French, and Hebrew; loves to travel; and studied in both France and Israel. Currently she is a high school administrator, and she and her husband, the parents of three children, live near Philadelphia. To research All Kinds of Strong, Sharon conducted oral histories with people who had grown up—or whose parents and grandparents had grown up—on Jewish-owned chicken and dairy farms in Eastern Connecticut. She also read documents at historical societies and consulted with Yiddishists at the University of Pennsylvania and Trinity College. To learn more about Sharon, visit: www.sharonreissbaker.com.

Kris Wiltse has been creating illustrations for the publishing, editorial, and packaging industries for more than thirty years. She received her BA in painting from Western Washington University, Bellingham, and continued her studies in illustration at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle, Washington. She presently resides on Whidbey Island in Washington State, where she illustrates, paints, and teaches art. To learn more about Kris, visit: www.kriswiltse.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 51708 KB
  • Print Length: 21 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (13 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H7IXSU2
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,166,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  24 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration for small children! 9 Sep 2014
By Bluerose's Heart - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Sadie Rose is a Jewish girl that is small for her age. Many people comment on how small and sickly she looks, expressing concern, but her special neighbor friend, Mrs. Mindel, always takes up for her. She lets them know Sadie Rose is a special kind of strong, and tells some of her strengths.

My oldest son is almost 6 years old, but he’s still the size of a 3 year old, so I was especially drawn to this story. In All Kinds of Strong, Sadie Rose’s mother gives her a tonic everyday to help her grow. My son gets a growth hormone shot 6 days a week, so I thought he could connect with Sadie Rose and her story. He often wonders why he has to get a shot, but not his brothers. It’s not overly common to find small children that need help growing in children’s books. I do want him to know that he’s not alone with being small, and that doesn’t mean he can’t do great things, just like Sadie Rose.

The story surrounds Sadie Rose and her community’s Jewish belief, mentioning when and how they worship. If your child is unfamiliar with Jewish terms and beliefs, be prepared to explain. The story also takes place in a time when horses and buggies were used. I got a “Little House on the Prairie” vibe from it, so I imagine they were from around the same time period.

The pictures have a unique, classic kind of folksy feel to them. I thought they were beautiful, but I feel they will be most appreciated by parents and older children. I think that this book, in general, will be most appreciated by 6-9(ish) year olds. There’s a great deal of historical and Jewish learning potential within it. I’m tucking it away to revisit more in depth in another couple of years or so. (My oldest son is very delayed for his age, so a great deal of this story went over his head at the moment.)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strength is Where You Find It 4 Sep 2014
By Mandy Payne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This story is one of personal strengths, no matter what they are. Young Sadie is physically not as able bodied as her neighbors and family would like. But her elderly friend finds strength in her and she in the older woman. The story is a little slow paced but moves along well enough to keep a young reader interested.

I would recommend this book for a bright child, one with the sensibility to be sensitive and understanding. It promotes the idea that strengths come in different forms.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Children's Book With A Message! 30 Jun 2014
By Sylviastel - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This children's book is about an eight year old sickly American Jewish girl, Sadie Rose, who lives with her family in a rural community with other Jewish families in early twentieth century.

The story about Sadie Rose has a message about all kinds of strong. The story is lovely but the illustrations are not pretty like other books.

The story didn't have to end there. I would like to read more about Sadie Rose.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All Kinds of Excellent! 5 July 2014
By E. Burton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This is a gorgeous book that demonstrates that the one who is looked down on has much to offer. The delightful story and the beautiful illustrations that look like wood cut prints, will engage children and show them that though they may be small, they have much to contribute. The story is set in a small Jewish community so it also has the appeal of introducing the non-Jewish child to a different culture. I love this book!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Proving that there are all kinds of strong 22 April 2014
By Sunny Sewing Honeybee - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Sadie Rose is growing up in a small Jewish farming community. Though she's eight years old, she often gets mistaken for being younger than she really is, because she's very weak and sickly.

But one thing Sadie has going for her is a wonderful memory. She's always trying to help and use her memory for good, such as by aiding the forgetful Mrs. Mindel. Mrs. Mindel's parlor is used as a makeshift synagogue, so she's a very important member of the community. And she's supportive of her little helper, saying that there are "all kinds of strong."

When tragedy touches the community, Sadie Rose uses HER kind of strong to come up with the perfect solution.

This is a delightful book. The illustrations are vintage looking, almost resembling woodcuts. Even though Sadie Rose is not the typical heroine, she helps to demonstrate that each child is special and unique, and capable of making a difference.
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