Search Results: "Andrew Chaikin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Essential reading for anyone interested in the history of space flight: well written, full of fascinating characters and facts, and above all worthy of its subject. (First printing of 40,000; author tour)"
For the 25th anniversary of the first moon landing, a winning and detailed account of the Apollo astronauts, a dozen of whom were the first human beings to walk on the face of the moon. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: May 1, 2009

Based on interviews with 28 astronauts, this history of the Apollo program masterfully describes the missions and personalizes them with astronauts' own words. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 1990

A thoughtful, informative look at the origins and use of traditional religious symbols. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"1480, etc.) colorful, soft-focus illustrations include a historical map of Judea. (author's note, afterword) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Historical fiction for children is full of characters like Alexandra—a plucky young girl with 21st-century attitudes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1998

"Frampton's woodcut illustrations recall amber and stained glass, making memorable stories that, with their rhythm and sense of mystery, have universal appeal. (notes, further reading) (Folklore. 9-12)"
With energy and verve, Chaikin (Children's Bible Stories, 1993, etc.) retells stories about God, angels, and the creation of the world, taken from the Midrashim and other Jewish lore, from Genesis up to the sacrifice of Abraham. Read full book review >

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DON’T STEP ON THE SKY by Miriam Chaikin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"EWSLUGp1998. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Chaikin (Clouds of Glory, 1998, etc.) defines haiku in traditional form in her introduction and goes on to say that today haiku does not always follow that three-line, seventeen-syllable model. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S BIBLE STORIES by Miriam Chaikin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The appealing jacket features the Peaceable Kingdom with a child astride a flower-bedecked lion; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Save the Children. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Twenty-six of the best known Old Testament stories—Adam and Eve, Noah, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Jonah, Daniel in the lion's den, etc.—skillfully condensed and paraphrased, yet retaining their inherent drama: an impressive example of high- quality bookmaking that is far less wordy and more beautiful than most Bible story collections. Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BIRD, A BOMB, A BOAT
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Cover Story: Could Be Better
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 0
Talky Talk: Carry These Stories
Bonus Factors:
 Culture Shock, Summer Camp, Weird Science
Relationship Status: Taking the Leap

 

Cover Story: Could Be Better

This cover isn't bad, but I've just been spoiled ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ANGEL SECRETS by Miriam Chaikin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Includes a note about the stories, an author's introduction and sources and references. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This charming collection of stories is based on Jewish legends that teach that the Holy of Holies created links between Heaven and earth. Read full book review >