Search Results: "Elisabeth Wolf"


BOOK REVIEW

LULU IN HONOLULU by Elisabeth Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Too cute to function. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The fabulous Hawaiian vacation Lulu dreamed of is in jeopardy after her parents' movie goes over budget and their attention is needed elsewhere. 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 >

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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

MRS. MEYER THE BIRD by Wolf Erlbruch
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Splendid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book is very nearly a piece of art, both in the tender, offbeat story and in the illustrations. Mrs. Meyer is a worrier and not just about the small stuff. Read full book review >

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BENEATH THE STONE by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Map; pronunciation guide; note about the Zapotecs. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
In appealing, handsomely composed color photos and a brief but informatative text, a portrait of Leodegario Vicente Golan Ruiz (``Leo'') and his large family, whose tapetes (rugs or hangings) are ``famous throughout Mexico.'' At six, Leo is already a weaver of ``small tapetes in simple patterns.'' Wolf details his typical day (including school), tells how his family celebrates ``The Days of the Dead'' and other holidays, and depicts visits to the ancient capital of the Zapotecs (their ``impressive culture'' was one of several that were flourishing when the Spaniards arrived in A.D. 1519) and to a market (Leo's work sells quickly, but the low price two of his mother's tapetes bring is matter of concern to these hardworking people). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BODY SHARERS by Rose Elisabeth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1993

A promising but narrow first novel evokes the disturbed atmosphere of a household in which a 14-year-old girl—a survivor of repeated sexual abuse—lives with a relative who's given to obsessive thoughts of sexual violence. Read full book review >

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SAVE YOUR OWN by Elisabeth Brink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"This inventive debut doesn't imitate the traditional British academic comedy but, rather, forges an identity all its own."
A 26-year-old virgin with a high IQ and low self-esteem learns that most of life's lessons are taught outside academe's ivied walls. Read full book review >

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LET ME BE THE ONE by Elisabeth Harvor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1997

"Touching, and more sharp than clever, these fine stories mock their eerie ironies and invite us to share their powerfully rendered concerns."
Better known in her native Canada, Harvor collects eight well- written stories, all of which turn on her evocative title—the plea of an anxious woman, full of longing and short on self-esteem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"But her journalism is straightforward, sympathetic, ethical, and ambitious, allowing us a very useful view of the Japanese as neighbors, not exotics. (Author tour)"
A levelheaded look at a ``typical'' Japanese life, narrated with grace and savvy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"A scathing denouncement, stronger in portraying the system's problems than in offering pragmatic solutions."
A blast across the bow of the entire health care industry, which "attends more or less single-mindedly to its own profits." Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The volume's size may intimidate some readers, but this is a must for libraries, a treasure for classrooms. (expedition miscellany, bibliography, Internet resources, glossary) (Fiction. 10+)"
In the flood of volumes marking the bicentennial of the epic journey, Wolf manages something fresh and alive—a mammoth novel of poetic narratives in 14 voices that treats the trek to the Pacific and back as a drama of many players, many voices. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Wading through a sticky swamp of jargon, readers will here and there find a flower of insight."
Wolf (Child Development/Tufts Univ.) rehearses the history of reading, reviews the latest research in what our brains are doing while we read and summarizes what's known about the complexities of reading, including causes of and remedies for dyslexia. Read full book review >