Rachel Captures the Moon


Product Details

Tundra Books (NY)
Publish Date
8.24 X 10.32 X 0.41 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Richard Ungar has completed his first book for Tundra, after studies at the Ontario College of Art, the Jerusalem School of Fine Art, and with Toronto artist Mark Thurman. Originally from Montreal and a lawyer by profession, Mr. Ungar lives with his wife and two boys in Toronto, where he is at work on his next book.


"With dense, jewel-toned watercolors and colored-pencil illustrations, and characterizations and perspectives reminiscent of Chagall and other Jewish visual folklorists, Ungar swiftly and affectionately transports readers to a mythical, long-ago world."
-Publishers Weekly

"Ungar's small black and white pictures give appealingly realistic vignettes of characters, while the brilliantly coloured main pictures are exuberant celebrations of village life with a nod to Chagall. His text conveys the relish of the storyteller."
-Quill & Quire

"Richard Ungar has written a book about Chelm that you will really enjoy...Ungar not only wrote the story, but drew the pictures, too. And they are wonderful: full of rich blues, greens, oranges, hot pinks, purples and reds. This is a very funny book, and it is well worth reading."
-Canadian Jewish News

..".[a] marvelous adaptation...it is Unger's illustrations - watercolour and coloured pencil on paper - that make this book as lustrous and heart-warming as the fullest, brightest moon...They empower every setting and embrace the lead characters, including the moon, in all their eccentric splendour...Rachel Captures the Moon is a not-to-be-missed outstanding contribution to Jewish-content children's literature by a Canadian author-illustrator and publisher. Rush out and buy it today."
-Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

"The plot of the story celebrates common sense, but the illustrations invoke a nighttime world of imagination, and the combination works beautifully."