Search Results: "Cheryl Lynn Betz"


BOOK REVIEW

Lord, It's Time for Just You and Me, Book 2 by Cheryl Lynn Betz
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2013

"An ideal collection for Christians seeking to maintain a daily habit of reading and reflection."
Betz (Lord, It's Time for Just You and Me, 2011) offers a sizable second collection of Christian daily devotionals and meditations on the Bible. 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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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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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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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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SEA MONKEY SUMMER by Cheryl Ware
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Beyond that, Venola is a fresh, funny heroine and Miss Wilma is the kind of outrageous, earthy old lady every child needs for a friend at least once. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A humorous, occasionally uneven epistolary novel from a promising new author records the adventures of Venola Mae Cutright, 11, of Belington, West Virginia. Read full book review >

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HILLARY CLINTON by Cheryl Harness
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"This is a respectful, informative introductory biography, but it's not a sufficiently nuanced one. (photos, further reading, sources notes) (Biography. 8-12)"
Harness delivers an accessible overview of Clinton's life, from childhood to her current campaign to become the Democratic candidate for U.S. president in 2016. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2002

A timely insider's account of the bad fortunes of Afghan women under the Taliban regime—and its predecessors and likely its successors as well. Read full book review >

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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 >