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The Giant House

Judith Weinshall Liberman

Pages: 24
ISBN: 978-145752-968-9
List Price: 18.99
Category: Children’s Books
Available: June 2014
Edition: Hardcover (No DJ)

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THE GIANT HOUSE tells the story of an architect who sets out to plan a house that will fit a big man. The architect labors for years on designing the house and on getting it built, but when he is done, he cannot find a man who is big enough to occupy such a big house. The poem on which this book is based was written by Judith Weinshall Liberman in the 1950s and published under the title of HOUSE TO LET n her book REFLECTIONS (iUniverse, 2012, with Laura Liberman, M.D.). The story of THE GIANT HOUSE symbolizes the discrepancy between man’s dreams and reality.

Born in Israel (then called “Palestine”), Judith Weinshall Liberman came to the United States in 1947 to pursue higher education. She earned four American university degrees including two in law, a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and an LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School. After settling in the Boston area in 1956, she studied art and creative writing. Beginning in the early 1960s, and for four decades thereafter, Ms. Liberman created numerous series of artworks. Her art has been widely exhibited, and is represented in the collection of museums and other public institutions. During her long career in visual art, Ms. Liberman wrote several books, among them some children’s books. Her book THE BIRD’S LAST SONG (Addison-Wesley, 1976), which she also illustrated, won a citation as one of the “fabulous books of the year.” Since 2012, she has published several additional picture books, including ICE CREAM SNOW (2012), THE LITTLE FAIRY (2013), COLOR IN OUR WORLD (2014), THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND (2014), HAIFA (2014) and ANGEL’S PUPPIES (2014). Judith Weinshall Liberman’s archives can be found in the Arts Department of the Boston Public Library and at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.