Search Results: "Diana Appelbaum"


BOOK REVIEW

GIANTS IN THE LAND by Diana Appelbaum
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"The medium is poetically felicitous; the result is an outstandingly handsome and interesting book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7+)"
After the many paeans to rainforests, a different kind of tribute to trees—to the towering specimens that grew only in the primeval New England forests and were felled to make masts for British warships—``forty inches wide at the base, one hundred and twenty feet tall, and absolutely straight'' (a resource the British lacked once the Revolution began). Read full book review >

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COCOA ICE by Diana Appelbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A tasty treat. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In the late 19th century, American schooners brought ice, refined sugar, and other goods to Santo Domingo to exchange for cocoa and coffee beans, and out of that Appelbaum spins a fine story of two children who love chocolate ices. Read full book review >

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DIVAH by Susannah Appelbaum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 15, 2016

"A miss. (Fantasy/horror. 12-18)"
A teenager at New York's Carlyle Hotel discovers her role in the ancient war between angels and demons. Read full book review >

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WILDFLOWER ABC by Diana Pomeroy
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Some readers will want to refer to the earlier book for instructions on how to create the prints. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Using potato prints, acrylic paints, and appliquÇ, Pomeroy (One Potato, 1996) has created an alphabet of wildflowers not to be missed. Read full book review >

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ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >

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THE TASTERS GUILD by Susannah Appelbaum
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Interesting concepts, but more like Ivy's poisons than her potions. (Flower Language glossary) (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Fertile settings drown in swollen prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Narrative perspective shifts merely to impart information, and the climax—wicked king and queen deposed by the transformation of gems into butterflies—lacks internal logic. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A clever premise drowns in ostentatious prose. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

A wide-ranging if scholarly audit of the extent to which competitive necessity has modified (and should alter) America's workplace practices. Read full book review >

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OMEGA CITY by Diana Peterfreund
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A secondary-at-best middle-grade thriller—here's hoping the sequels improve. (Adventure. 9-12)"
Gillian's dad's conspiracy theories ruined the family…but what if he's right? Read full book review >

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REMEMBER THE LUSITANIA! by Diana Preston
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"The dramatic cover will entice readers, and the exciting narrative will keep them riveted. (appendix, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In 1915, three years after the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, the Lusitania was preparing for her 101st eastward crossing of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELECTING A U.S. PRESIDENT by Diana Reische
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Just in time for the next election, here's a good introduction to the basics of the political process. Read full book review >

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NOTHING UP MY SLEEVE by Diana López
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A clever reveal highlights this appealing, Latino cast. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Three 12-year-old friends dedicate a summer to practicing the art of magic, but the real trick lies in dealing not simply with cards, but with their differences. Read full book review >