Search Results: "Alma Fullerton"


BOOK REVIEW

COMMUNITY SOUP by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"For reading aloud or alone, a nourishing choice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mary's little lamb becomes a village child's goats in this quirky, Kenya-set tale of making pumpkin vegetable soup. Read full book review >

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ALMA by Gordon Burn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"In sum: sporadically arresting or amusing, ultimately thin and gimmicky."
Winner of Britain's 1991 Whitbread Award for a first novel: a fact/fiction pastiche, using the life of 1950's pop-singer Alma Cogan (1932-1966) as the springboard for an intriguing but less- than-satisfying meditation on celebrity. Read full book review >

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LIBERTAD by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2008

"FOREVER') will strike even young readers as a little naïve. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Libertad picks trash for a living with his younger brother and their mother in Guatemala City. Read full book review >

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WALKING ON GLASS by Alma Fullerton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Readers may appreciate the brevity of a work on such a dire topic, but there is no wise guidance offering young adults deeper understanding or insight and no suggestions of where to go if one wanted to learn more. (Fiction. YA)"
Readers should not be fooled by the size of this little book: A huge problem is contained therein. Read full book review >

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HAND OVER HAND by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A sweet tale that is both culturally specific and universal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A girl's place is on shore in Nina's fishing village in the Philippines, but today will be different. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE RAIN COMES by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A beautiful introduction to life and culture on a little-known island nation—and a delightful read whether for the first or the 100th time. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-9)"
Although set in faraway Sri Lanka, Fullerton's rhythmic tale holds a universal message: that even the smallest and youngest among us can summon up the courage to face, and overcome, the most gargantuan challenges. Read full book review >

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A GOOD TRADE by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"Expertly crafted, Fullerton's first picture book reminds readers of the pleasure of small things. (Picture book. 5-9)"
On his trek to get water for the day, a Ugandan boy sees a treasure in an aid truck, and he finds just the right gift to trade for it. Read full book review >

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IN A CLOUD OF DUST by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A nice addition to primary-grade 'values' collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Tanzania, a bicycle lending library provides joy for village schoolchildren. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMA ROSE by Edith Forbes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 1993

"Life-affirming without sentimentality; in spite of the occasional character too good to be real, the portrayal of love and growth rings absolutely true."
A self-contained young woman in a small western town awakens to life through a lesbian affair: an appealing first novel told with beguiling honesty and humor. Read full book review >

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ALMA ROSÉ by Richard Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"This well-researched and highly readable biography provides a moving account of one woman's confrontation with the greatest horrors of the war. (60 photos)"
The Holocaust account of Gustav Mahler's niece, who went from being the musical heiress of Europe to conducting a women's orchestra at Auschwitz. Read full book review >

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ALMA MATER by Original Clyde Aidoo
Released: March 3, 2014

"A thoroughly unique poetry project."
An unlikely but engaging poetic tour of Midwestern colleges and universities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALMA MATER by P.F. Kluge
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Rueful, tender, eloquent: an evenhanded view of the allure and penalties of academic life that should be required reading for everyone connected with a liberal-arts college."
Kluge (The Edge of Paradise, 1991) brings his personable manner, pellucid style, and sharp eye to recounting a year spent living at his alma mater of Kenyon College, juxtaposing the illusions about academic life with the reality. Read full book review >