Search Results: "Deborah Allwright"


BOOK REVIEW

DEBORAH by Esther Singer Kreitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Essentially a curiosity, of some documentary value, but only marginal literary interest."
Accusatory autobiographical fiction, first published in 1936 as The Devil's Dance, enumerates the frustrations of an intellectually curious woman denied opportunities for education and self-expression. Read full book review >

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SHE’LL BE COMING ’ROUND THE MOUNTAIN by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2007

"Yee-Ha! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sing along, dance along and follow the adventures of rootin' tootin' frontier Babe. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT PIRATES by Peter Harris
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"Pirate fans of both sexes will enjoy this rollicking, high-seas caper. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harris's tale offers a swashbuckling adventure with a twist. Read full book review >

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MARTHA, NO! by Edward Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2012

"Still, a delicious tone and the perfect illustrator are sure to make this a beloved story in many a household (odd ending or no). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sweet disposition combined with a penchant for mass destruction drives this sweet if mildly flawed tale of a nanny and her overly enthusiastic young charge. Read full book review >

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DON'T READ THIS BOOK! by Jill Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Lewis's playful premise has promise and some delicious moments but, in hitting the same comic notes over and over, fails to take flight. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The King hijacks a book...the very book in the reader's hands. Read full book review >

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THE FOX IN THE DARK by Alison Green
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Just right for a bedtime story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fear of the fox makes strange bedfellows. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR STARTS SCHOOL by Pamela Duncan Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"While most readers will recognize just who occupies which role in this small fear-buster, they'll be happy enough to let it unfold. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A series of what-ifs posits a timid stegosaurus whose little boy must guide him gently through the first day of school, defusing his anxiety at every step. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An odd hybrid in which the personal and political awkwardly jostle one another and tend to get hopelessly mixed up in the fray."
Expressly following the feminist dictum that ``the personal is political,'' Pogrebin (Among Friends, 1986; Family Politics, 1983, etc.), a founding editor of Ms. magazine, mixes memoir with reportage to chart her dual commitment to Judaism and feminism. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT PIRATES by Peter Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Avast! No treasure is safe from these diminutive daredevils of the deep. (Pop-up/picture book. 3-6)"
Large pop-ups and multilayered tableaux gas up an already effervescent tale of pirate adventure from 2006. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2001

"Often moving but highly claustrophobic, this account frequently seems as self-absorbed as Stephen himself."
A lugubrious account of a son's fall into delinquency and his redemption through pet-rearing, by poet and mother Digges (Fugitive Spring, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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A HOUSE IN EARNEST by Terry Farish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Many will take to these domestic particulars as to milk and honey."
Third adult novel by former YA writer Farish (If the Tiger, 1995, etc.), perhaps her most densely gestated and slowly delivered to the reader. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A remarkable tale told somewhat unremarkably."
A young woman's coming-of-age and escape from a sect of Hasidic Judaism. Read full book review >