Search Results: "Betsy Woodman"


BOOK REVIEW

JANA BIBI'S EXCELLENT FORTUNES by Betsy Woodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2012

"Good-humored, soft-centered, nostalgic armchair tourism."
Memories of the Raj are never far away in an affectionately old-fashioned tale of community life set in the fictional Indian hill town of Hamara Nagar in 1960. Read full book review >

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EMERALDS INCLUDED by Betsy Woodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"A cozy nonmystery that will be welcomed by Woodman's loyal following."
The third in Woodman's series about a Scottish expatriate living among other lovable eccentrics in a northern Indian village. Read full book review >

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LOVE POTION NUMBER 10 by Betsy Woodman
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Colorful, exuberant, yet frustratingly directionless."
Can a 59-year-old widow in the Indian Himalayas find new love? Does she want to? Read full book review >

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BETSY ZANE by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2000

"A real winner in every sense of the word. (extensive afterword, sources) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A 13-year-old girl named Betsy Zane won the last battle of the American Revolution—the battle of Fort Henry in September of 1782. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY ROSS by Becky White
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A bit of bibliography and a stronger admission that this is not history (or herstory) but legend would make this a stronger book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A historical fable, told in very few words, prettily illustrated and rather wonderful in its elegant brevity—except there is almost no evidence to support the Betsy Ross myth. Read full book review >

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SHOELESS JOE & BLACK BETSY by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"A lengthy synopsis of Joe's entire career and his statistics are appended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Is great hitting in the clean, natural swing of the batter—or the perfectly balanced feel of the bat? Read full book review >

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BETSY WHO CRIED WOLF by Gail Carson Levine
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"A must-have. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Levine continues her tradition of reworked fairy tales with strong heroines begun with Ella Enchanted (1999) in this delightful tale of a bright young girl who can stand up for herself and the sheep she guards. Read full book review >

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A COTTAGE FOR BETSY by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 1, 1954

"A 'let's pretend we're king and queen on holiday' story."
This doesn't measure up to those favorite Ruth Sawyer books, from Roller Skates of some years back to Maggie Rose and Journey Cake, Ho! more recently. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETSY AND THE EMPEROR by Staton Rabin
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Even readers who don't know of Bonaparte will be caught up in the interplay between girl and emperor and the surrounding drama of the world's history—and their own. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The bare bones of this inventive historical fiction is the unique friendship between Napoleon Bonaparte and 14-year-old Betsy Balcome, whose English family lived on St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY GOOSE BETSY by Trudi Braun
Released: March 1, 1999

"The earth-toned scenes show all the actions of the geese, creating a lovely link to the natural world and to a way of life that deserves just the kind of admiration generated here. (index) (Picture book. 3-6)"
From newcomer Braun, a delightful and simple story of how a mother goose goes about producing goslings. Read full book review >

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SEARCHING FOR OLIVER K. WOODMAN by Darcy Pattison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"As with its predecessor, understatement and ambiguity are everything; Oliver's fans will happily embrace both. (Picture book. 5-8)"
That intrepid hitchhiking doll is back—and gone, as his repeat trek from South Carolina to California goes terribly awry, and Tameka enlists the help of Paige Hall, an investigative reporter, to track him down. Read full book review >