Chil­dren’s

Dance the Hora, Isadora

Glo­ria Koster; Bar­bara Bongi­ni, illus.

  • Review
By – September 19, 2022

Dance the Hora, Isado­ra is an exhil­a­rat­ing, dance-filled tale that will leave any read­er eager to fly around a large, open space, syn­chro­niz­ing with oth­ers to a live­ly tune.

At a buoy­ant fam­i­ly wed­ding, Isado­ra, with the help of her spry grand­ma, embraces the hora, a clas­sic Jew­ish dance. Enthu­si­as­tic, she brings the cir­cle dance to her beloved dance class and intro­duces it to her dance teacher and the oth­er students.

With appeal­ing pas­tel and flo­ral illus­tra­tions and an exu­ber­ant sto­ry, Dance the Hora, Isado­ra is a joy­ous and delight­ful book — so much so that it is rec­om­mend­ed to wear danc­ing shoes while reading.

Award-win­ning jour­nal­ist and free­lance writer, Helen Weiss Pin­cus, has taught mem­oir writ­ing and cre­ative writ­ing through­out the NY Metro area to senior cit­i­zens and high school stu­dents. Her work has been pub­lished in The New York Times, The Record, The Jew­ish Stan­dard, and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. She recent­ly added Bub­by” to her job description.

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