Search Results: "Esther Hershenhorn"


BOOK REVIEW

TXTNG MAMA TXTNG BABY by Esther Hershenhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Good for a quick chuckle for tech-savvy grown-ups, but it sure doesn't offer much appeal for tots, digital natives or not. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
Baby and Mama share their love in a series of text messages in this novelty title. Read full book review >

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THE CONFE$$ION$ AND $ECRET$ OF HOWARD J. FINGERHUT by Esther Hershenhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2002

"Reading this might not 'change your life,' as Howie suggests, but no one will be able to resist its spirit. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Many entrepreneurs write about their successes, but Howie Fingerhut tells it all in his how-to book for success. Read full book review >

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THERE GOES LOWELL'S PARTY! by Esther Hershenhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1998

"In her debut, Hershenhorn includes a list of rain-related proverbs at the end of the book, many of which are right as rain. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Old proverbs foretelling rain figure prominently in this tale of a little boy's birthday hopes. Read full book review >

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FANCY THAT by Esther Hershenhorn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Told with engagingly rhythmic language and the repeating structure of a folktale, this tongue-in-cheek piece of Americana will delight a wide range of readers and listeners. (author's note, illustrator note) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Using made-from-scratch egg tempera for authenticity, Lloyd alternates expertly done American folk-art-style portraits with more finely detailed, richly colored landscapes for this tale of an orphaned 19th-century lad who takes to the road with his father's art supplies, promising his three sisters that he'll be back by Christmas with money for a new home. Read full book review >

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TALKING TO ANGELS by Esther Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"A debut of uncommon, nearly perfect grace. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A book of beautiful mixed-media illustrations, with the look of children's scribbles: painted and repainted, scratched and drawn-over. Read full book review >

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DECEPTION'S PAWN by Esther Friesner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"For readers who like their ancient Irish legends larded with mean girls. (pronunciation guide) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
A fiery Irish princess determined to make her own life decisions has trouble keeping her heart, and her men, in line in this overheated sequel to Deception's Princess (2014).Read full book review >

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DECEPTION'S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"A comfortably formulaic prelude to a projected sequel that will likewise be spun from some of the oldest surviving Irish legends. (afterword, pronunciation guide) (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The latest entry in Friesner's Princesses of Myth series shifts scene but not much else. Read full book review >

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SUMMER AT GAGLOW by Esther Freud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 1998

"A skilled, if somewhat uneven, performance."
A shrewdly observant, emotionally astute postmodern version of a family saga. Read full book review >

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WHEN JENNY LOST HER SCARF by Esther Averill
Released: Aug. 22, 1951

"However, she decided to stay home and not hinder the work of the fire-fighters, and this fine attitude is rewarded with honors and a Cat Club picnic from the proceeds of the reward money."
Fifth in the Jenny series, in which the modest little black cat not only recovers her favorite red scarf, but is acclaimed by the Fire Department and the Cat Club for her spirit of unselfishness. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 10, 1970

"Although Miss Averill communicates her respect for Callot, neither the exposition nor the illustrations back her up."
It looks like an art book but it has little of substance to say about art; it reads like a rather young biography but it has little to tell—since there is little known—about Callot's personal life. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 31, 1933

The story of a white colt, of a cranky duchess who tried to run the town, and of the circus she didn't dare put out, and of how Powder joined the circus. Read full book review >

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FIELD NOTES FROM A HIDDEN CITY by Esther Woolfson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 7, 2014

"Woolfson is an elegant, precise writer, and this transcendent memoir conveys exquisitely the vibrant world she inhabits."
Chilly Aberdeen, Scotland, may seem an unlikely place to investigate the natural world, but Woolfson (Corvus: A Life with Birds, 2009) offers a vivid portrait of birds, animals, insects and plants—and her place among them—in the city where she has lived for decades. Read full book review >