Search Results: "Angela Pelster"


BOOK REVIEW

LIMBER by Angela Pelster
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 1, 2014

"As the author reveals in these charming essays, nature is imbued with enticing mysteries, and trees can be agents of salvation."
In this debut collection of essays, trees evoke lyrical reflections on the intimacies among humans, plants and animals. Read full book review >

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THE ICE PALACE by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"A beautifully decorated story. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Little Anna, who lives in a hot, dry land, has a terrible fever. Read full book review >

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SING, DON'T CRY by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"The advice to sing whenever life deals a difficult hand loses its impact due to a confusing and convoluted visual narrative. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Via the English-language lyrics of "Cielito Lindo," a traditional Mexican song, a child fondly recalls her abuelo's visits from Mexico. Read full book review >

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KNIT TOGETHER by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A warm family story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A mother and daughter share their art, their craft and their love. Read full book review >

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HOW DO YOU SAY? / ¿CÓMO SE DICE?  by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"This charming story is as light as air yet carries heft. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As a Spanish-speaking giraffe and an English-speaking giraffe meet, they discover friendship has no language barriers. Read full book review >

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MARIA HAD A LITTLE LLAMA / MARÍA TENÍA UNA LLAMITA by Angela Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A fresh and enjoyable reimagining of a traditional children's rhyme. (Bilingual picture book. 3-7)"
Mary had a little lamb, and now María has a little llama in this bilingual presentation of a classic children's rhyme, set in rural Peru. Read full book review >

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THE END OF THE LINE by Angela  Cerrito
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2011

"A thought-provoking look at culpability and grief. (Fiction. 12-15)"
This riveting debut opens with seventh-grader Robbie Thompson locked in solitary confinement at Great Oaks School (or Prison, as Robbie refers to it), where he's forced to meet required behavioral expectations to gain even basic needs. Read full book review >

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THE WEDDING by Angela Johnson
Released: March 1, 1999

An older sister's wedding makes a girl feel lonely at first, but she is ultimately caught up in the bonds created by this big family gathering. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Illustrated with family snapshots, this bittersweet volume will catch the heart of any reader who believes that growing up means leaving home behind. (Poetry. 10-14)"
Johnson (Gone From Home, p. 1036, etc.) offers a collection of poems that comprise a single, intricate story of the town of Shorter, Alabama, a place she "loved and hated." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CRACK IN EVERYTHING by Angela Gerst
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Gerst gets good mileage out of her political roots, but it's her finely honed plot that seals the deal. Here's hoping she runs for another term."
A Boston lawyer and political consultant finds her latest client more than a handful in attorney-turned-reporter Gerst's debut novel. Read full book review >