Search Results: "Alice B. Toklas"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The collection makes a convincing case for Toklas's assertion that 'notes are a very beautiful form of literature'—personal, provocative, and tender."
The domestic correspondence between Mr. Cuddle-Wuddle (Stein) and Baby Precious (Toklas) reveals the inner hearts and inner workings of the 20th century's most famous lesbian marriage. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE LAMBS by Alice B. McGinty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"And as a bonus, little ones who've yet to experience the irony of the slumber party will get solid training in the stay-awake-at-all-costs ritual. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In her debut picture book, McGinty depicts a slumber party that takes a sleepless turn in a comical counting rhyme. Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Alice B. McGinty
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 6, 2009

"Exquisite and enlightening. (author's, source notes) (Biography. 7-10)"
An accessible and thoroughly engaging biography of the much-profiled scientist, this easy-to-follow narrative is enriched by striking illustrations and excerpts from Darwin's own writings. Read full book review >

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GANDHI by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"This walk with Gandhi is time well-spent. (Picture book. 6-12)"
McGinty's gentle, poetic picture book, awash with sunrises, salt, sand and sensory images, tells an intense present-tense story of Mohandas Gandhi's 24-day march to the sea in 1930 in search of freedom and peaceful change for the people of India. Read full book review >

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RABBI BENJAMIN'S BUTTONS by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Every reader, sentimental or not, can enjoy the many holiday recipes at the end of the book. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This story will feel familiar to many readers, and some of them will find that oddly disconcerting. Read full book review >

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ELIZA’S KINDERGARTEN SURPRISE by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"This encouraging tale emphasizes self-reliance as young readers anticipate their first separation from home. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Eliza begins her first day of kindergarten, her mother lovingly places a special kiss inside her pocket. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, WORLD by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The dedication suggests how to say thank you in each language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On the title page of this marvelously conceived volume, Halperin suggests the pattern to follow, using different patterns or designs to reflect the eight featured countries: the United States, Mexico, Bolivia, France, Mali, Saudi Arabia, India and China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURPHY IN THE CITY by Alice Provensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For children who love their dogs, hate long car rides, and fear the new and different (until they try it), much will be comforting in this unassuming, appealing tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The multicolored paw prints that cover the endpapers signal the return of Murphy-Stop-That, a small, loud terrier who lives on a farm (A Day in the Life of Murphy, 2003). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BLANKIE by Alice Beauvisage
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2013

"For a more successful ode to security objects, stick with Carol Thompson's Blankies (2013). (Board book. 2-3)"
A youngster, likely a boy, demonstrates all the fun he can have with his security blanket. Read full book review >

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PUNCH IN NEW YORK by Alice Provensen
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Arriving in New York with his traditional puppets, Professore Tucci-Piccini is robbed of the suitcase containing Punch. Read full book review >

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MURPHY by Alice Provensen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"There is so little story that readers who do not share the author's evident enthusiasm for dog psychology may well be unimpressed; dog lovers, however, should lap this up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Not a whole lot happens in Murphy's day beyond scavenging for food, a trip to the vet, and a flurry of late-night barking, but that's not really the point. Read full book review >

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KLONDIKE GOLD by Alice Provensen
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This commemoration not only opens a window on a historical era, it provides some sharp insight into, as the author puts it, the enduring 'get-rich-quick American myth.' (source list) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-10)"
Provensen shortens and fictionalizes the account of a participant in that turn-of-the-last-century gold rush, and readers will come away with not only an appreciation for the hardships those prospectors faced—and the massive quantities of gear and supplies required just to reach the remote Yukon, not to mention survive its rigors—but a clear feeling for the wild optimism that fueled the whole enterprise. Read full book review >