"Memoirs of adolescence by renowned YA authors. . . . Readers can journey to places where the seeds of imagination and keen powers of observation are planted." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Tell me a story of when you were little" is something children love to ask. Twenty award-winning authors respond in these two extraordinary volumes, now combined in one book. The writers of these stories make it clear that despite the difference between one childhood and another, all children share a complex humanity and a deep capacity for joy.
About the Author
Amy Ehrlich is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and young adults. She also had an illustrious career as an editor of books for young readers and worked with many of the great authors and artists in the field. About With a Mighty Hand, she says, I ve always been fascinated by the Torah both as an object and as a repository of stories. When I set out to create a version of the Torah, I wanted to make it accessible without sacrificing its power and strangeness and the rhythm of its language. I decided to write it as free verse and to focus on the characters and the heart-stopping drama in the narrative. Amy Ehrlich lives in Vermont s Northeast Kingdom.