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A HEART ALONE IN THE LAND OF DARKNESS by BETI ROZEN:

"A Heart Alone in the Land of Darkness is a parable calling for compassion.The vibrant and simplistic drawings show of a Heart that searches for an owner in a land where most are no longer human. It offers the opportunity to feel and love to a Calculator Man who cares only abour numbers, a Poet who flees love, a Dictator obsessed with control, and a TV producer who cannot see beyond fame and popular consumption. The Heart strives ever to balance souless ways of thinking, and turn the land of darkness into a land of light by showing people the joys of love and caring. An enduring, uplifting story meant to be shared among readers age 5 to adult."
---Children's Book Watch *****
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WITHOUT WORDS by BETI ROZEN AND PETER HAYS:

Trying to adapt to his new life in the United States,a Brazilian boy relies upon his talent for drawing to make important discoveries.

"This is a wonderful picture book for ages five and up."
---The Nashville News.

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STOLEN SPIRIT by BETI ROZEN AND PETER HAYS;

"Brazilian artist Lima carries this volume about a 14-year-old Guarani Indian who, during a vision quest, foresees the Portuguese invasion of his land. Her primitivist drawings...capture the jewel-like colors of her setting while evoking a rough-hewn beauty...  The text underscores the recurring motif introduced in the artwork of the boy's spirit conjoined with that of the tree. For instance, when the boy sees the giant Portuguese boat, he remarks,"So may trees, so many spirits, were cut down to make this boat."
---Publishers Weekly.

"Fabulous, colorful, primitive-style artwork accompanies the boy's dreamlike visions and experiences."  Stolen Spirit is written for children ages 8-12 and has now been adapted into a play for students age 8 and older."
---Children's Bookwatch

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TWO CONTINENTS,FOUR GENERATIONS by BETI ROZEN AND PETER HAYS:

Louis detests history."Who cares what a bunch of dead people did years ago?" he asks himself. But after a class project at school puts him closer to his family roots,he submerges himself into the life of his Polish grandfather who had to immigrate to Brazil during the Second World War. In this novella, through some old photos, the memories of his mother and a vacation to Poland, Louis discovers how much their childhood is distinct and how much it is similar.

"Kids will be taken with the history, which may lead them to learn more about their own family stories....  The attractive color and black and white interior art, much better than the line drawing that often appear in middle-grade fiction, add interest."
---Booklist
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ANNABELLE: A CHILD ON THE WAY by BETI ROZEN AND PETER HAYS

"...a tender, sensitive story about a young spirit named Annabelle who wishes to be born into a loving family she has grown attached to. Her wishes do not immediately come into realization,and she learns much about patience and not forcing readiness or other things she cannot control inte many discussions with her spiritual guide... Delicate, mysterious dark illustrations bring the story of Annabelle: A Child on the Way to a full, tangible awareness in the young reader's mind. Couched in nonspecific existential terms without religious connotations, Annabelle: A Child on the Way is a wonderful book for children ages 5 and up who may soon experience( or may have recently experienced) an addition to their families."
---Children's Book Watch (Reviewer's Choice)

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