Search Results: "April Halprin Wayland"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2002

"She gets her wish. (author's note) (Poetry. 11-14)"
This utterly fresh and winning collection of verse is in the voice of an unnamed teenager, whom readers will come to know really well through her introspective and spot-on observations. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ENOUGH by April Halprin Wayland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"A delightful, modern take on an ancient tradition. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A modern family enjoys every part of the Passover festival. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"A well-crafted introduction to an alternative aspect of the holiday with room for discussion. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A common practice for many Jews at the time of the New Year is to perform the very public ceremony of Tashlich, or "casting off" of sins, with a symbolic throwing of bread crumbs into a body of water (stream, river, etc.). Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT MY TURN TO LOOK FOR GRANDMA! by April Halprin Wayland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"Read it out loud. (Picture book. 5-7)"
This down-home tale of the oddball antics of a granny is a perfect fit for Booth's distinctive illustrations. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1990

Whatever this pedestrian text may be, it's not the eyewitness testimony of a significant player in the cautionary drama of Drexel Burnham. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"History as it should be: informative but also lively, thrilling, and hugely entertaining."
A vivid, dramatic account of conspiracy and murder in 15th-century Florence. Read full book review >

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APRIL RISING by Corene Lemaitre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"An equal mix of wacky humor and pathos—and an amiable first effort."
A quirky first novel, teetering on the edge of silliness, that nevertheless offers an incisive look at family relationships. Read full book review >

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APRIL 1865 by Jay Winik
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2001

"Serves both as an engaging Civil War history and an object lesson in unanimity, goodwill, and civic duty. (photos and maps)"
A history of the last days of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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CRUEL APRIL by Neil Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 1995

"Albert's best book yet."
Somewhere between Miami, where she called to let him know she was boarding the plane, and Philadelphia, where he waited in vain for her to get off, PI Dave Garrett's girlfriend Kate McMahan disappeared. Read full book review >

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RED APRIL by Santiago Roncagliolo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"An angry, despairing dispatch, punctuated with illiterate notes from a killer and equally meaningless reports in bureaucratic doublespeak, from a land torn apart by civil war and official denial."
A latter-day Candide gets a crash course in Peruvian terrorism and counter-terrorism in Roncagliolo's precocious debut, winner of the 2006 Alfaguara Prize. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOLISHNESS by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Okay, so Grandpa is a chump. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Grandpa's no chump. Read full book review >