Search Results: "Erika Pal"


BOOK REVIEW

AZAD'S CAMEL by Erika Pal
Kirkus Star
by Erika Pal, illustrated by Erika Pal
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Her heart-tugging tale also folds in a succinct social-studies lesson, and a brief afterword explains the controversial 'sport' of camel racing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A kidnapped orphan races away to freedom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CABBAGE SOUP SOLUTION by Erika Oller
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A clever story about cultivation, in more ways than one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Elsie lives a simple life on a small farm where she grows many vegetables, but growing cabbages is what she does best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEMON NOTEBOOK by Erika McGann
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Here's hoping the sequel jumps the pond soon. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Wouldn't it be great if magic spells worked? Maybe…not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAIR GAME by Erika Tamar
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Well wrought and compelling. (Fiction. 14+)"
Straight from the headlines: members of a Long Island high- school football team sexually abuse a retarded girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAKING OF ASIAN AMERICA by Erika Lee
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A powerful, timely story told with method and dignity."
A sweeping study of the fastest growing group in the United States that underscores the shameful racist regard white Americans have long held for Asian immigrants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH CLASS by Erika Hayasaki
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"These assignments invite readers to consider the essential question of Bowe's course—and Hayasaki's book: How can we learn to celebrate life?"
In the genre of uplifting books about inspiring people, former Los Angeles Times reporter Hayasaki (Literary Journalism/Univ. of California, Irvine) offers a portrait of Norma Bowe, a psychiatric nurse and teacher at Kean University, whose "Death in Perspective" class has changed the lives of some of her most vulnerable students. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN HOME by Erika Tamar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A compelling journey into the past with engaging characters, this story manages to avoid sentimentality, and yet still pulls the heartstrings. (afterword) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Tamar (Alphabet City Ballet, 1996, etc.) has fashioned a rich narrative around the little-known but remarkable historical phenomenon of the orphan train. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUNKYARD DOG by Erika Tamar
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"It's just plain touching. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Katie sees a skinny, matted mutt getting stoned in the junkyard by a bunch of teenage boys, she is struck by the misery in the dog's eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A deep, provocative analysis of the current modes of teaching preschoolers and what should be changed to create a more effective learning environment for everyone."
An early childhood educator offers fresh advice on how parents and teachers should be interacting with preschool children to achieve better overall results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALL ME ZELDA by Erika Robuck
Released: May 7, 2013

"Although Robuck occasionally succumbs to a cloying sentimentality, she usually succeeds in skirting the soap-opera aspects of her subject matter."
Yet another addition to what is becoming a gracious plenty of novels and biographies focusing on the Scott-Zelda relationship. Read full book review >