Search Results: "Doris Ettlinger"


BOOK REVIEW

A BOOK FOR BLACK-EYED SUSAN by Judy Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Young's telling is raw but tempered by an oblique approach to the cruelest moments and softened by a lovely chance encounter years later, the type of encounter that would only happen if one took the time and effort to fashion a book from the scraps of a life with little comfort and fewer promises. (Picture book. 6-10)"
This is a story of heartbreak and resolve, of the punishing tribulations that were once part and parcel of the frontier experience. Read full book review >

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ABE LINCOLN LOVED ANIMALS by Ellen Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Well done. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
There is a wealth of anecdotal and scholarly evidence that Abraham Lincoln abhorred cruelty to animals in a time when that was not a popular sentiment. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

A true story, aside from snatches of invented dialogue, this account centers on a young blind man's determination to become less dependent on the whims and charity of others. Read full book review >

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THE ORANGE SHOES by Trinka Hakes Noble
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Ettlinger's colored-pencil-and-watercolor illustrations are warm, lush and full of detail, evoking the period and simplicity of a small country community. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A country girl heads to her one-room schoolhouse barefoot and happy, but is mocked by her classmate for being poor and dumb. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A solid offering for young readers. (poem, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-9)"
Goodman tells the story of Robert Henry Hendershot, the famous "Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock." Read full book review >

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PIGEON HERO! by Shirley Raye Redmond
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Despite these minor drawbacks, historical settings and interesting true stories for easy readers are always welcome, and G.I. Joe is a plucky fellow with an intriguing tale. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The true story of a carrier pigeon in WWII is the premise for this mid-level easy reader that will appeal to young readers interested in airplanes and the era of the world wars. Read full book review >

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PILGRIM CAT by Carol Antoinette Peacock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Watercolor illustrations are delicate and accurately rendered, complementing the gentle but interesting Thanksgiving tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The Mayflower sailed in September 1620; in this imagined story, a young Pilgrim, Faith Barrett, and a cat were among the 55 passengers that made it to America. Read full book review >

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CALAMITY JANE by Doris Faber
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"List of further reading; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
Martha Jane Cannery may have died a drunk, but tales about Calamity Jane live on. Read full book review >

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SMALL PERSONAL VOICE by Doris Lessing
Released: Sept. 26, 1974

"All in all, both controversially and reconcilably, a stimulus, an illumination, a pleasure."
Assorted insights and opinions dom assorted book reviews, essays, interviews including a new preface to The Golden Notebook which redefines Doris Lessing's best known book from several facets (which she claims eluded most critics) and not necessarily as a pro-feminist statement (even if Anna did say — did she not — that the real revolution of our time is that of "women against men"). Read full book review >

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LOVE, AGAIN by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"Love, Again is a triumphant vindication of her literary method."
A probing and provocative examination of the experience of love as the mind and body approach old age, by the eminent British author best known for The Golden Notebook, her classic depiction of woman's fate (which this new novel intermittently evokes and resembles). Read full book review >

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THE LUCKY ONES by Doris Mortman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"A little pruning would serve Mortman well in the future. (First printing of 150,000; $300,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Far too many characters mar what could have been an engrossing story of a ruthless presidential campaign. Read full book review >