Search Results: "Elyse Whittaker-Paek"


BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU, LITTLE BIRD by Jennaya Joy  Monroe
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"A simple, colorful book that will likely make excellent bedtime reading."
A sweet, lushly illustrated book about a mother bird's unconditional love for her baby. Read full book review >

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SHOESHINE WHITTAKER by Helen Ketteman
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Goto's artwork lights a fire under the story's action, with mock high drama and midst-of-the-doings perspectives. (Picture book. 5-8)"
PLB 0-8027-8715-0 It's muddy, and the people's shoes are cruddy, in Mudville, a state of affairs that suits Shoeshine Whittaker, itinerant buffer of footwear, just fine. Read full book review >

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WHITTAKER CHAMBERS by Sam Tanenhaus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Expect this book to stoke fires already burning for nearly half a century. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (History Book Club selection)"
A sympathetic full-length portrait of a man best known for making Alger Hiss and Richard Nixon famous. Read full book review >

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ANGELS OF THE SWAMP by Dorothy Whittaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 1991

"Not a deep tale, but pleasantly optimistic and vividly realized. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Two runaways and an older teenager join forces to build new lives—in a sunny first novel set in Depression-era Florida. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 23, 1999

"Now he's off sailing around the world with his family, trusting again to that angel who has watched over his shoulder. (24 pages color photos, 50 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Whittaker, the first American to summit Everest, tells here the story of his life thus far—he has managed to reach 70—which has been lived with the kind of intensity that only his adrenal glands can truly appreciate. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU WAVE BYE BYE, BABY? by Elyse Gasco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

"Overwrought and somewhat monomaniacal in its subject-matter: a collection that buries genuinely moving and dramatic situations with suffocatingly apocalyptic prose and deadeningly repetitious scenarios."
A debut collection of seven stories about the domestic confusions of young women who have been adopted or are thinking of giving up their own children for adoption. Read full book review >

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Isabella and the Tale of the Unanswered Question by Linda Whittaker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 22, 2013

"A quirky, inventive tale from an author who respects her YA readers with intelligent prose."
An 11-year-old girl caught in a dreamlike world searches for an enigmatic book to stop a kingdom from collapsing in Whittaker's debut YA fantasy. Read full book review >

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WAKING BEAUTY by Elyse Friedman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 22, 2004

"Fiercely funny, with a slice-and-dice take on image-obsessed popular culture: a standout in the crowded chick-lit field."
Forget compassion: this ugly duckling gets even in Canadian Friedman's US debut. Read full book review >

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DIVINE INTERVENTION by Elyse Kishimoto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A bit cumbersome and poorly paced; here's hoping for better from Volume 2. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Unexpected membership in an exclusive club leads to big adventures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Looking for a riveting reunited twin tale? Stick with The Parent Trap."
Intriguing but clunky account of twins who found each other in midlife. Read full book review >