Search Results: "Elaine"


BOOK REVIEW

ICE-CREAM CONES FOR SALE! by Elaine Greenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"As delicious as the story. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
As irresistible as its subject, Greenstein's jaunty text and marvelous pictures are also an object lesson in the joys and perils of research. Read full book review >

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WHEN IS A PLANET NOT A PLANET? by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

Joining the rush of revised views of the solar system for young readers that has been following in the wake of the International Astronomical Union's decision to redefine Pluto (and some other fellow wanderers) as "dwarf planets" rather than the full-fledged sort, this production shows several signs of haste, from a narrative that fails to note that Pluto has more than one moon to a chapter that opens with a full page, uncaptioned photo of a vague smear of light. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROSE'S GARDEN by Elaine Greenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"(Picture book. 3-6)"
Mrs. Rose's Garden ($15.00; May 1, 1996; 32 pp.; 0-689-80215-3): A gentle tale of homegrown generosity. Mrs. Rose has always wanted to win blue ribbons, until her unusual mix of fertilizers produces a whole garden full of prize-winning vegetables. ``Somehow it didn't feel like fun anymore,'' so Mrs. Rose hits on a plan to neatly redistribute the bounty and turn all her neighbors into winners, too. Mrs. Rose gets a special ribbon from Mr. Rose for having ``the biggest heart''—a nice touch in a winning and warming story accompanied by paintings that have a flattened perspective and a sweet, quirky magic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Shiite' but not 'Sunni'), skimpy source notes (two-thirds from just two books), and an index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Four months ago, every library in America needed a book for young people on bin Laden; now, this prolific nonfiction author delivers the biography she has spent three years researching. Read full book review >

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TERRORISM by Elaine Landau
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Notes; further reading; index (not seen). (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In a simplified, sensational treatment of a complex topic, Landau digests newspaper, magazine, and TV reports to give a strongly biased account of predicted threats to people in this country. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"B&w photos; notes; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
A fair, well-balanced account of abuses of human rights through covert action by government agencies, presenting stories from Eastern Europe, Central America, the Middle East, and the US, and incorporating just enough historical background for basic understanding, including some international involvement (e.g., US training of Central American torturers and Israeli training of the Iranian Savak). Read full book review >

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VOICE-OVER by Elaine Equi
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Despite her linguistic pretensions, and her Asiatic posturings, Equi's poems are just small in every way."
The Manhattan—based poet (Decoy, 1994, etc.) reflects the New York School sensibility at its most playful in this ninth volume, full of philosophic nuggets, jokey wordplay, and tiny'sometimes one-word—lines. Read full book review >

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THE CIVIL WARS OF JULIA WARD HOWE by Elaine Showalter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 8, 2016

"A rich life well deserving of reconsideration. Showalter provides a solid launching point."
An energetic new look at the author of the lyrics for "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" finds a modern feminist thread in the heroine's frustrated marriage. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS IN THE STARLIGHT by Elaine Cunningham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Lean and taut, frank, brutal, sexy: a series well worth grabbing."
Elfpunk/PI noir: second in a fantasy series (Shadows in the Darkness, 2004, not reviewed) wherein exiled elves exist secretly on Earth, mostly despising humans and treating them like toys. Read full book review >

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THE EUNUCH’S HEIR by Elaine Isaak
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Shallow, with creepy undercurrents: strictly for fans of the first volume."
A young prince trying to live up to a legendary father flees his society to find true love in this sequel to The Singer's Crown (2005). Read full book review >