Search Results: "Estelle Glaser Laughlin"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Bracingly intimate and heartfelt."
A moving account of educator and Holocaust survivor Laughlin's experiences living in the Warsaw Ghetto and later, two concentration camps in the north and south of Poland. Read full book review >

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THE BIG RACE by Shirley Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"For collectors of celebrity crossovers. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
The creators of the overdressed Alphazeds (2003) follow up with a less fussy, but uninspired remake of the perennially popular "Tortoise and the Hare." Read full book review >

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BUT THEN I CAME BACK by Estelle Laure
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Rendered with insight and compassion, Eden's struggles to make peace with the human condition add up to a riveting coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Nursing a seriously bruised ego, out of sync with friends and family, Eden slipped, hit her head, and plunged into the icy river; in the coma that follows, she's approached by a strange girl whose urgent message she's unable to hear. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY MISADVENTURE by Estelle Thompson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1992

"A Harlequin-esque debut novel, with unsurprising twists, hints at romance, and a Happy Ending, but redeemed by the edgy, wary, believable relationship between Lyn and her father's second family."
Australian writer Thompson's promising beginning dwindles into contrivance as Lyn Sutton, now in her 20s, finally tracks down her dad—last seen when she was six and he was arrested for robbery and murder. Read full book review >

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THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET by Karina  Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A heartwarming story about family and community that will appeal to readers who also enjoy an old-fashioned feel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A few days before Christmas the Vanderbeeker family finds out they will have to leave their beloved brownstone by the end of the month—or will they? Read full book review >

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ALONG CAME YOU by Karona Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A brief introductory quotation from the Book of Psalms gives the book a religious orientation, though there is no other religious content. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This misguided attempt to make a child feel special unfolds in the voice of a doting mother who tells her daughter a sentimental story contrasting her life before and after having a child. Read full book review >

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STONE SOUP WITH MATZOH BALLS by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The missing ingredient for this conventional retelling is the characteristic foolishness of a Chelm-centered story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A classic European fable goes to Chelm for Passover. Read full book review >

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IT’S FALL! by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Nature seems to come alive within the pages of this beautiful and interesting tribute to the many joys of autumn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This celebration of all things autumn will delight young children as they begin to imagine piles of leaves for jumping and big orange pumpkins for carving. Read full book review >

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KIMMY'S MARVELOUS WIND-CATCHING WONDER by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An upbeat esteem booster and discussion starter. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The eponymous wonder is a rather mundane paper kite, created and eventually flown by Kimmy, a young brown-skinned girl with two long, black braids. Read full book review >

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PAULINA & FRAN by Rachel B. Glaser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A rare novel that focuses its attention on the difficulties of repairing adult friendships, with a fun setting and a bold cast of characters to lighten the mood."
Poet and short story writer Glaser's (MOODS, 2013, etc.) debut novel tells the story of a passionate friendship between two art students. Read full book review >

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RUMPUS RHYMES by Bobbi Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Onomatopoeia has never been this much fun. (Poetry. 7-10)"
The introductory poem in Katz's (We the People, 2000, etc.) new collection asks the reader to imagine the library late at night. Read full book review >

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THINGS THAT GO
Released: July 15, 1996

"Instead, offer readers Rhoda Blumberg's Full Steam Ahead (p. 742) and Leonard Everett Fisher's Tracks Across America (1992). (maps, b&w photos and reproductions, notes, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
In this entry in the Great Projects series, Laughlin (Trouble on the Shoshone, 1989, not reviewed) takes a fairly negative view of the railroad business and provides disjointed, unpolished biographies of the five men who joined forces to build the western section of the first transcontinental railroad. Read full book review >