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  • For children this holiday season, Arbiter Press offers Yvonne David’s first effort, Out of the Apple Orchard, a touching story set in Mountaindale in 1910. Out of the Apple Orchard is wonderfully illustrated by Lyn Rodden, the author’s sister, and is intended as the first in a series of books following the Bieman family over four generations in the Catskills. David, who lives in Orlando, Florida, but is a frequent visitor to the area, is already busy researching the second installment, set here in the 1930s.

    Retrospect - John Conway’s Weekly Column in the Sullivan County Democrat Copyright © 2005 by John Conway. Reprinted with permission. Author of Retrospect: An Anecdotal History of Sullivan County and Sullivan County Historian.

  • ‘Out of the Apple Orchard’ is an old-fashioned treat

    When Adam discovers the succulent red apples growing at the tops of Mr. Friedland’s trees, he can’t resist - How he’s caught, how he makes amends, and how his family survives make for a storyline that will be appreciated by readers of all ages who have a yen for gentle, old-fashioned stories with positive but non-intrusive morals and appealing characters.

    Author’s work on stage in NYC

    Not only did Yvonne David’s children’s book Out of the Apple Orchard recently win an honorable mention in the category of Multicultural Children’s Fiction at the Independent Publisher Book Awards, now it’s going to be staged as a play reading put on by New York City’s Mesaper Theatre on Sept. 17.Ellen Kaplan, professor at Smith College, has adapted the work for the stage. "The process of bringing this rich and remarkable story to the stage was pure pleasure, and I am thrilled to see it come to life" - Says Mesaper Theatre’s artistic director, Nicole Raphael, " The story is a reminder of forgiveness, which is a timeless lesson worthy of being retold year after year for the whole family and for children of all ages.

    Heritage Florida Jewish News
    Copyright © 2005 and 2006 by Lyn Payne, Assistant Editor.
    Reprinted with permission.

  • Yvonne David’s Out of the Apple Orchard, illustrated beautifully by Lyn Rodden, is a tale of a Jewish family who moved from New York’s Lower East Side in 1910 to a little village called Mountaindale, located way up in the Catskills. This delightful book … is a moving family tale that masterfully conjures up the magic of the High Holidays, as well as the rich history of the Catskills Jewish community. A joy to read.

    Orlando Leisure
    Copyright © 2006 by Orlando Leisure. Reprinted with permission.
    Review by award-winning local freelance journalist and manager of
    Urban Think! Bookstore, Jim Crescitelli.

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