Search Results: "Cheryl Foggo"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE THING THAT'S TRUE by Cheryl Foggo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A modest but worthy effort. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Adolescence and a shocking revelation temporarily pull two Calgary teenagers from their moorings in this subtle novel. Read full book review >

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DEAR BAOBAB by Cheryl Foggo
by Cheryl Foggo, illustrated by Qin Leng
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Maiko's own feelings of adjustment are also too quickly resolved in this gentle, purposeful story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Maiko experiences an orphan's loneliness and an immigrant's unease but eventually finds comfort in his new home. Read full book review >

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FRANKLIN & ELEANOR by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"The story of Franklin and Eleanor is a story of overcoming," Harness writes, and in developing that theme, she pays heartfelt tribute to two lives united by a dedication to service. Read full book review >

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MARK TWAIN AND THE QUEENS OF THE MISSISSIPPI by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"This is a pleasantly accessible and remarkably comprehensive introduction to an American writer; start children with this volume before handing them Kathryn Lasky's A Brilliant Streak (p. 497) or Alice Rose and Sam (p. 341). (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
The history of Old Muddy and the role the river played in the life of Samuel Clemens make for an intriguing journey through the past in this biography. Read full book review >

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THEY'RE OFF! by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"When paired with Andrew Glass's The Sweetwater Run (p. 1399), about Bill Cody's stint with the Pony Express, this book will be ideal for units on the West, for it makes historical events fairly roar with immediacy. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
In a volume subtitled ``The Story of the Pony Express,'' Harness (The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal, 1995, etc.) traces the exuberance and the debt that—for a brief period in 186061- -blazed the mail west in ten short days, half the time it had taken by stagecoach. Read full book review >

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PAPA'S CHRISTMAS GIFT by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The rhyming text is lively and humorous, but the notion of simultaneity comes to life in pen-and-ink illustrations in which events swarm over pages; each spread of a new location explodes with incidentals that refer back to the main drawing. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In a work subtitled ``Around the World on the Night Before Christmas,'' Harness (The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal, p. 469, etc.) chooses a moment in history from which to launch a provocative journey. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING IMPOSSIBLE ERIE CANAL by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

The book of choice for middle-grade readers embarking on the topic, this fills the gap between Peter Spier's illustrated song- text (The Erie Canal, Doubleday, 1970) and the factual detail of R. Conrad Stein's The Story of the Erie Canal (Childrens, 1985). Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 6, 2005

"Replete with pithy quotes and closing with a lengthy, wide-ranging timeline, this tribute kicks off what is likely to be a national celebration of Franklin's tercentenary on a strong, sure note. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Harness takes Franklin from a "sick-of-soap-and-candles, sea-hankering boy" to contented, renowned old age, retracing well-traveled territory but slipping in frank acknowledgements that his first son was illegitimate and his other children born of a common-law marriage. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

Thomas Jefferson was a "man of contradictions," an eloquent champion of freedom and equality, yet a slaveholder who fathered several children with Sally Hemings, a slave and half-sister to Martha Jefferson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTS OF THE WHITE HOUSE by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"The least successful painting appears on the jacket, where various presidents float in the air and sit on the roof of this famous building. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A factual picture book offers a good look at the White House and thumbnail sketches of its occupants, past and present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG JOHN QUINCY by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Notes, maps, diagrams and bibliography provide further context, but—as she did with Three Young Pilgrims (1992)— Harness makes historical incidents nearly incomprehensible by densely packing her pages with name- and event-dropping. (Picture book. 6-9)"
``Johnny's'' father is away at the Constitutional Congress when this book opens; it will be another year before the Declaration of Independence is written. Read full book review >

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THREE YOUNG PILGRIMS by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"The panoramic watercolors are attractive, with expertly composed, cinematic scenes, but the text, pursuing its separate agenda, regrettably never catches up. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mary, Remember, and Bartholomew Allerton were among the youngest on the Mayflower's first voyage; the words here tell how, with the other newcomers, they suffer tremendous losses but gradually come to view Plymouth as home. Read full book review >