Search Results: "Donna Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A poignant sequel to Williams's ongoing adventure, her experiences here more closely shadowing the emotional struggles of non-autistic adults."
A compelling continuation of Williams's determined struggle to break free from autism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A worthy complement to Judy and Sean Barron's There's a Boy in Here (p. 83). (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The singular battle of an autistic woman to connect with ``out there''—the world and the people outside her frightened self. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1996

"Readers are likely to be waiting impatiently for volume four of this extraordinary narrative."
The third revealing volume in an ongoing autobiographical series that is beginning to take on the breathtaking quality of a thriller: Will Donna Williams find her real self? Read full book review >

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MAKING OLD STORIES NEW WITH DONNA JO NAPOLI
by Julie Danielson

Adventure, magic, love, and betrayal. That’s what the sub-title of Donna Jo Napoli’s newest book, Tales From the Arabian Nights, promises readers. In this ambitious and handsomely-designed collection, illustrated by Christina Balit, Napoli gathers a selection of these ancient stories, 45 of the original 1,001 “nights.” Her respect for the legendary tales is evident in not only her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE VOLCANO by Donna O’Meara
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Like titles in Houghton Mifflin's Science in the Field series, this volume will introduce young readers to a passionate scientist at work. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
At 32, O'Meara went back to college and fell in love with volcanoes and the instructor who introduced her to volcano watching; they have been researching volcanism ever since. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW by Donna Diamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Powerful, but select audience carefully. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at dusk, a girl wordlessly tackles a demon. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HIDE A DINOSAUR by Donna  Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 16, 2011

"An assortment of easy-to-identify background noises and sound effects add further appeal to this slight but deftly designed delight for diapered dinophiles. (iPad storybook app. 1-3)"
A toddler-friendly invitation to lead a jolly green dino through a day of sliding, splashing and climbing fun. Read full book review >

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CAN'T LOOK AWAY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Insightful and absorbing. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Cooner explores the dark side of popularity. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

Gephart writes humorously about a preteen's concerns regarding her mom, governor of Florida. Read full book review >

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SHIPWRECK SEASON by Donna Hill
ADVENTURE
Released: April 20, 1998

In this rousing cousin to Kipling's Captains Courageous, a teenage Boston dandy catches up on life lessons when he is consigned to a lifesaving station on Cape Cod. Read full book review >