ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
This is the fourth book on which Judith Weinshall Liberman, the author, has collaborated with Gail Davis, the illustrator. Since she did not feel that, in light of her deteriorated eyesight, she could do justice to illustrating THE GIANT HOUSE herself, Ms. Liberman selected a fine artist, Ms. Gail Davis, to create the illustrations under the author's guidance. The two had previously collaborated on THE LITTLE FAIRY, on THE VERY OLD PAINTER AND HER HUSBAND, and on ANGEL'S PUPPIES. In the present book, Ms. Davis beautifully captures the spirit of the story and creates a giant house bound to capture the imagination of the reader, young or old.