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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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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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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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 >

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CINDER RABBIT by Lynn E. Hazen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Plentifully illustrated with darling, expressive bunnies, this early chapter book lightly but effectively explores the consequences of bullying while extolling the virtues of perseverance. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Zoe is ecstatic when she lands the lead in her school's spring play, Cinder Rabbit. 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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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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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Worth staying up for."
Some fine work here, mostly new, utilizing sleeplessness as a theme or starting point and comprising, the editors note, ``a catalog of experiences and a way of understanding a massive cultural phenomenon.'' While labeling insomnia a ``cultural phenomenon'' may overstate the case, literary agent Cheney and book editor Hubbert do have a point when they claim that the malady ``is so widespread among writers that it seems almost a prerequisite.'' They cite the well-known insomnia of such figures as Mark Twain, Vladimir Nabokov, and the Brontâs, although none of them are represented in this collection of essays and stories. F. Scott Fitzgerald's ``Sleeping and Waking'' (from The Crack-Up), one of the few older pieces, is as powerful now as it was in the 1930s. Read full book review >