Beverly Brodsky: A (Re)Introduction

As a child, instead of dutifully staying with my parents during synagogue services on Friday nights, I'd escape to the Temple's library. I was always attracted to the same mysterious book, housing colours and imagery that permeated my imagination with both fearful and hypnotic power. The book was a 1977 Caldecott Honor Medal publication illustrating the old Czech variant of a traditional Jewish legend: The Golem. Its images and accompanying words were composed by someone named Beverly Brodsky. ...

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