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    Lerner Publishing Group > Author-Illustrator-Details
    About our Author
    Rebecca Perlov
    Betty Rosenberg Perlov, age 96, grew up in the Yiddish Theater, where her mother was an actress and her father a producer. Always artistic, she was a "child star" on her father’s weekly Yiddish radio soap opera. In her 50's, she decided to go to college, where she acquired a BA and then, in her 60's, an MS in Speech Pathology. She has always worked hard to share her artistic vision; this book is her triumph. She lives in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York and will be personally promoting her book in the New York area.
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Kirkus Best Children's Books
    Sydney Taylor Book Award
    Tablet Magazine Best Jewish Kids Books of the Year
    5 questions for Betty Rosenberg Perlov
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    Gulliver’s Travels
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    “Open Sesame”
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    John Tenniel, JD Salinger, Isaac Babel
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    Because I wanted to emulate the authors and artists who inspired me as a child.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Don’t be discouraged by rejection. Always persevere. I’m 95 years old and look at me.