Search Results: "Amy Ehrlich"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"With the surprising exception of Paterson's weak contribution, this is an excellent anthology. (Short stories. 9-14)"
From ten prominent writers, short stories—tender, funny, and heartbreaking—that vividly evoke the state of childhood, with all its hopes, dreams, fears, and joys. Read full book review >

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THE DARK CARD by Amy Ehrlich
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

Still deeply disturbed by her mother's death, Laura, 17, talks her business-preoccupied father into letting her stay alone at the family house near Atlantic City while he, older sister Heather, and Heather's fiance, Leo, go back to New York. Read full book review >

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RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. Read full book review >

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PARENTS IN THE PIGPEN, PIGS IN THE TUB by Amy Ehrlich
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Kellogg's high-energy pictures are, as always, filled with figures bearing broadly comic expressions—in hilarious contrast to the poker-faced narrative. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this thematic cousin to Reeve Lindbergh's The Day the Goose Got Loose (also illustrated by Kellogg, 1990), farm animals rebel against their living conditions and move into the house, creating such chaos that the human family moves to the barn. Read full book review >

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BABY DRAGON by Amy Ehrlich
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"While the illustrations are appealing and colorful and the repetitive nature of the storytelling engaging in its predictability, this story may well frighten the young children it's aimed at. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mother Dragon instructs her baby to wait for her by the red fern while she visits his grandmother, telling him she'll be back by morning but neglecting to explain why he's being left behind. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO WANTED TO DANCE by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"This tender fairy tale of love, family and longing—with a cadence as smooth as the floating waltzes found within its pages—is achingly exquisite. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Clara is a little girl who loves to dance. Read full book review >

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WITH A MIGHTY HAND by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Ehrlich's transcendent verse translation renders these familiar stories as shocking, perplexing and remarkably compelling—just as they always have been. (map, genealogy, endnotes) (Religion. 7-18)"
"Anyone who reads the Torah will see that a lot of it doesn't make sense," Ehrlich writes in her introduction. "It is repetitive, inconsistent, even contradictory." Oddly enough, though, a writer who's skeptical about the Bible turns out to be the perfect person to translate it. Read full book review >

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WILLA by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A simplistic treatment for an audience likely unfamiliar with its subject. (timeline, thumbnail biographies of American women writers of Cather's time, bibliography) (Biography. 7-10)"
Ehrlich renders an admiring portrait of Cather, focusing on the relationship between her writing and the places she lived and visited. Read full book review >

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LUCY'S WINTER TALE by Amy Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Intriguing. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
In an imaginative tale echoing old-fashioned stories of running off with gypsies, Lucy—a child of an earlier time who's been taught to do as she's told—gets onto her father's horse with a mysterious stranger and rides into the night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 31, 2014

"A look at traditional Chinese medicine's ability to protect against food allergies that could generate considerable buzz in the medical community."
This detailed scientific analysis puts traditional Chinese medicine forward as a strong contender for treating food allergies. Read full book review >