Search Results: "Emily Whitman"


BOOK REVIEW

RADIANT DARKNESS by Emily Whitman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2009

"But first-time author Whitman has a way with words, and readers will enjoy this—just as long as they don't think too hard about it. (Fantasy. YA)"
A spunky Persephone retells her story lustfully enough to satisfy fans of Libba Bray and Stephenie Meyer. Read full book review >

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WILDWING by Emily Whitman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Whitman's attention to historical detail and vivid descriptions bring the past alive to create an absorbing fictional world that will hook readers from the first page. (author's note, sources) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Addy is a 15-year-old dreamer suffering the dual humiliations of poverty and fatherlessness in her small-minded English village. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT IS LIKE AN ANIMAL by Candace Whitman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Whitman's dreamy torn paper pictures create a gentle mood and portray the bear as a soft, appealing creature; if the text is self-consciously poetic, it is also reassuring in its depiction of the night as benign. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a story poem by a first-time picture book creator, Night is a big shaggy bear, the bringer of darkness and the protector of sleeping children. Read full book review >

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NOW IT IS MORNING by Candace Whitman
Released: April 12, 1999

"The luminous scenes make the author's point: there are many ways to start the day, no matter where morning arrives. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Three different settings for a child's morning are covered in this book from Whitman (The Night Is Like an Animal, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MILK OF BIRDS by Sylvia Whitman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"A timely, authentic, inspiring story of two unlikely pen pals whose global, snail-mail communication makes all the difference. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this debut, an American teen from Richmond, Va., and a Sudanese teen in Darfur exchange letters during 2008, transforming their very different lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"Bibliography (sources); index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
First in the ``People's History'' series, a lively look at the many changes in the US as a whole, as well as for individuals, during WW II. Read full book review >

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LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JACK ENGLE by Walt Whitman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"Of great literary-historical interest, mostly because of its author and provenance but also for its treatment of contemporary social themes."
Long-unknown, originally pseudonymous novel by the canonical American poet, who incorporated some of its themes into his nascent poetic cycle, Leaves of Grass. Read full book review >

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ZOO-LOOKING by Mem Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Whitman's charming torn-paper collage illustrations add visual excitement and a fresh approach to the zoo. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Repetition and rhyme are key in this story of Flora's day at the zoo. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Another solid history from National Geographic. (timeline, resource guide, index, sources) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Not much has been written for young readers about runaway slaves who sided with the British during the American Revolution, so this fine work is a welcome addition to the field. Read full book review >

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I HEAR AMERICA SINGING by Walt Whitman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"Attractive, but not essential where budgets are limited. (Poetry/Picture book. 5- 10)"
The great 19th-century poet's paean to workers, illustrated, line by line, in pleasing double spreads (they look like linoleum prints) in rich, slightly muted, beautifully balanced colors. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE RAMADAN MOON by Sylvia Whitman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Most young readers, however, won't understand that the people in the book are living through a month of fasting each day, and even the author's note doesn't provide adults with enough details to expand upon the text. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This book for the very young adds to the growing number of books on Islamic fasts and feasts, but in its simplicity it doesn't supply very much in the way of information. Read full book review >

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TEA TO SEE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault

Cover Story: Drink Me
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Twist
Bonus Factor: Tasseomancy
Relationship Status: Not Seeing A Future

Cover Story: Drink Me

I like this cover well enough—the shattered teacup is a little on the nose, but the painting-like quality and dark tones ...


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