Search Results: "Diane Paterson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

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HURRICANE WOLF by Diane Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Lots of sound advice salts the story (and is summarized in fact sheets at the end of the book), which will make kids feel less helpless, if in no less awe, before the storm's brute force. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A hurricane is calling at the door. Read full book review >

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SOMEDAY by Diane Paterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Fun for all concerned. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
An animal story sparked with sly incongruities that give it a mellow humor. ``I like the beach,'' says Gull, rolling up his pants to wade, and he buys a boat—from a crow. Read full book review >

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DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

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THUMBS UP, RICO! by Maria Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"An upbeat story that will find many uses, as a hi-lo, a young reader, or a readaloud. (Fiction. 5-11)"
Rico, who has Down syndrome, creates a likable self-portrait in three brief chapters. ``The First Time I Met Caesar,'' he explains, the other boy called him ``Dummy'' and ridiculed his playing basketball, but after several encounters Rico's persistent cheerfulness—and real ability with the ball—enables the two to make friends. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LIZZIE by Lisa Tucker McElroy
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"California senator Diane Feinstein provides the forward; backmatter includes tips for adults on how to help children cope with deployment separation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In this reassuring offering, a young girl named Lizzie writes letters to her mom, who is serving in the military overseas. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS DRUM by Maureen Brett Hooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Hooper (The Violin Man, 1991) places a universal story in a unique setting; the result is an unusual and satisfying Christmas tale. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
There is a Rumanian tradition of caroling, called colindat. Read full book review >

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LET ME DO IT! by Janice Gibala-Broxholm
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

For those hoping to raise self-reliant children, Katie's parents make fine role models: Katie's mom lets her pour the milk, then—after she spills it—quietly hands her a sponge and paper towels (the latter are not environmentally correct); Dad lets her hold the hose and only laughs and shows her how to turn off the water when he gets wet. Read full book review >

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ABUELITA'S PARADISE by Carmen Santiago Nodar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Also available in Spanish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mourning her grandma (Abuelita), Marita sits in the rocker she wanted her to have, wraps herself in Abuelita's old blanket (inscribed ``para°so''), and remembers her stories about her island paradise: rural Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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ROTTEN EGG PATERSON TO THE RESCUE by Colin Thiele
ADVENTURE
Released: April 15, 1991

From one of Australia's best authors for children, a disappointing, old-fashioned story. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT PIÑATA, LA PIÑATA PERFECTA by Kelli Kyle Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"While the storyline isn't especially inspired, the translation serves as an engaging counterpoint, making this a solid addition to multicultural and ESL collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A week before her sixth birthday, Marisa's mother takes her to pick out a piñata. Read full book review >

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DIANE GOODE'S BOOK OF GIANTS AND LITTLE PEOPLE by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a thoughtfully organized book, suitable for almost any folklore collection. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Like her previous efforts in this vein (Diane Goode's Book of Silly Stories and Songs, 1992, etc.), Goode offers a diverse, accessible, and well-rounded collection of stories about people big and small, interspersing old favorites (``The Elves and the Shoemaker,'' ``Teeny Tiny,'' etc.) with more unusual gems: the West Indian ``Anansi and the Plantains,'' the Japanese ``Three Strong Women,'' and the wryly feminist ``Managing Molly.'' The book opens with a wise introduction and closes with Nancy Willard's ``Magic Story for Falling Asleep''just the right note. Read full book review >