Search Results: "Elisabeth Schlossberg"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WAY TO KINDERGARTEN by Virginia Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"For toddlers, each of the cub's successes is something to aim for, and older kids can applaud how far they have come themselves. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This cute-as-a-button cub has achieved a lot on his way to kindergarten. Read full book review >

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ADIÓS, TRICYCLE by Susan Middleton Elya
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"The undifferentiated suburban setting and the portrayal of the main character as a little piggy instead of a Hispanic child, which the text suggests, does not, however, offer a clear connection between his bilingualism and his ethnic background. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The troubles of a little one not ready to give away his tricycle and the tricks he plays to hide it at his parents' yard sale will charm young children even as the story introduces them to such concepts as growing up, money and markets and the joy of sharing and giving. Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE YOU HIDING, GOD? by Elisabeth  Zartl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"While the message that God is all around, especially in nature, is clear, other books have made that point much more clearly and beautifully; Kathy-jo Wargin's series of seasonal alphabet books comes to mind. (Picture book/religion. 2-6)"
A young girl learns to find God in the smallest of things. Read full book review >

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A FRIEND FOR BO by Elisabeth Zuniga
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Charming and sweet. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely little rabbit desperately chooses a very unusual friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sixties in Black and White by Elisabeth Stevens
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 24, 2016

"These line drawings create a spirited monument to a rocky era in American history."
A debut book offers a collection of drawings from the artist's time working at various magazines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARE by Elisabeth Eaves
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Well-rendered portrait of a specific milieu, with a dash of politics thrown in to hold it all together."
Former Reuters journalist Eaves reflects on her years as an exotic dancer in Seattle, the path that led her there, and why she'll never go back. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"A challenging mix of American history and a unique biography that at times can wring the heart but that can't escape the melancholy of its end. For another biography of Bridgman, see Ernest Freeberg's The Education of Laura Bridgman, above.)"
A stimulating intellectual biography of Laura Bridgman, a blind and deaf girl whose triumph over her own adversities made her as famous in the 1840s as Helen Keller was to be many years later. Read full book review >

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PRESS RELATIONS by Elisabeth McNeill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Mild, aimless chitchat with murder tossed in toward the end, too little and too late."
A period idyll chronicling quasi-domestic life in an Edinburgh pressroom. Read full book review >

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IN THE HEART OF THE CANYON by Elisabeth Hyde
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2009

"Well-intentioned but flawed ensemble drama."
A neophyte crew of amateur adventurers embarks on a perilous rafting trip through the Grand Canyon. Read full book review >

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THE SEA HOUSE by Elisabeth Gifford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Gifford's mournful but very readable romance achieves surprising emotional depths. A writer to watch."
On a distant Scottish island, a mermaid myth, a vengeful maid's observations, a minister's breakdown and a haunted woman's psychological barriers combine in a gloomily impassioned gothic exploration of belonging. Read full book review >

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SIRENS' SONGS by Elisabeth Stevens
Released: Jan. 14, 2011

"A triumphant and eloquent collection that never shies away from the emotional and intellectual entanglements of love and lust, connection and manipulation, the momentary and the eternal.
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A compact yet thematically and stylistically wide-ranging verse collection that contains lyrical and nuanced explorations of love, power, impermanence and aging. Read full book review >