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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Useful for school reports and for expanding the knowledge base of American women's history. (index, bibliographies, Web Resources) (Biography. 8-12)"
Beginning with Ann Lee, mother of the Shaker movement, and ending with Doris Haddock, fighting for campaign finance reform, Harness (The Revolutionary John Adams, p. 1693, etc.) sketches in words and pictures 20 women who "dared to try to change the world." Read full book review >

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GHOSTS OF THE CIVIL WAR by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"The barrage of information may bewilder readers new to the topic or author, but anyone who has studied the Civil War, however superficially, will find this an engrossing, wide-ranging, refresher course. (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-12)"
In her newest kaleidoscopic American history tour, Harness (Ghosts of the 20th Century, 1999, etc.) spirits young Lindsey away from a modern reconstruction of a Civil War battle for a look at the real thing. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTIONARY JOHN ADAMS by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The solid information and lively format will make this a boon to report writers and a must for library collections, but the skimpy bibliography will not be useful to young researchers. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
In her signature style, Harness (Remember the Ladies, 2001, etc.) joins the contemporary effort to bring John Adams to his rightful place in history. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ABE LINCOLN by Cheryl Harness
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1996

"Harness will cover more of Abe's life in a future book. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A folksy, genial biography, subtitled ``The Frontier Days, 18091837,'' this is an accessible if bland work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Illustrated with bright color photos and painted reconstructions, this should be a big draw for readers who might struggle with the greater level of specific anatomical detail in Sandra Markle's Outside and Inside Woolly Mammoths (2007). (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Based on published research and interviews with working scientists, Bardoe presents a lively and engrossing case study in how paleontologists examine both ancient and modern clues for insights into the diets, physical development and behavior of extinct animals. Read full book review >