Search Results: "Erin Whitehead"


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A GIRL'S GUIDE TO FITTING IN FITNESS by Erin Whitehead
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"Concluding with an annotated list of online resources and an index, this guide will be a boon for teen fitness buffs, if not couch potatoes. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Emphasizing a moderate approach to physical activity and balanced eating, this fitness guide for teen girls will be most useful to those who are already motivated. Read full book review >

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SAG HARBOR by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 28, 2009

"Not as thematically ambitious as Whitehead's earlier work, but a whole lot of fun to read."
Another surprise from an author who never writes the same novel twice. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE A CRAB! by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"Certainly not new fare, but any opportunity to help children understand emotions is never a misstep. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A marine-themed look at all kinds of moods. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Children will have fun reciting the poems and sharing in reading the notes, jokes and two-line poems that decorate the margins. (Poetry. 6-8)"
This celebration of almost every event in a child's life is arranged by the four seasons. Read full book review >

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LUNCH BOX MAIL by Jenny Whitehead
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

Familiar childhood experiences are described in these lighthearted verses, whose subjects range from the first day of school to the 179th and from beginning kindergarten to having a bad hair day. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 19, 1991

"A tired third endeavor."
Even York and its breathtaking cathedral can't resuscitate the feeble plot here, which opens with Dean Henry Parsifal harassing a dog-walker, annoying an antiques dealer, arguing with the church nabobs, and intimidating the choirmaster just before Parsifal is felled by a bit of lurching church masonry. Read full book review >

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APEX HIDES THE HURT by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2006

"While making no attempt at depth of characterization, Whitehead audaciously blurs the line between social realism and fabulist satire."
Cultural insight, conceptual ingenuity and cutting-edge humor distinguish the third novel by a New York writer who never fails to engage and intrigue. Read full book review >

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ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The latest from a generation of literary novelists who are erasing the distinction between art and pulp."
The zombie genre provides unlikely inspiration for the author's creative renewal. Read full book review >

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JOHN HENRY DAYS by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2001

"Thoughtful, amusing tale-spinning with, one imagines, serious film potential."
Whitehead, author of the acclaimed Intuitionist (1998), returns with a hilarious, heart-tugging take on the evolution of the American folk hero John Henry—and on the theme of inevitability, or the power of fate. Read full book review >

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SWEET DEATH, COME SOFTLY by Barbara Whitehead
Released: March 25, 1993

"A notch below its three predecessors (The Dean It Was That Died, etc.), then, but still a rather cozy read."
The New Year does not start out well at the family-run Benn Chocolate factory: Hannah Benn, who oversees production of the mass-market Benn's Bars, and her mother Faith, who supervises the upscale specialty items, are at odds over the visiting chocolatier Pierre Fontaine's creation, the as-yet-unnamed ``Recipe 129.'' Then Pierre suddenly disappears—along with the recipe. Read full book review >

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THE INTUITIONIST by Colson Whitehead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 1998

A dizzyingly-high-concept debut of genuine originality, despite its indebtedness to a specific source, ironically echoes and amusingly inverts Ralph Ellison's classic Invisible Man. Read full book review >