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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NEST by Esther Ehrlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A little girl's world disintegrates after her mother's illness and severe depression result in family tragedy. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT'S CHOSEN by Esther Friesner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 23, 2013

"Interesting if flawed. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to a story set in medieval Japan, a girl continues to struggle with being the princess of a defeated village and an exceptional shaman at the same time. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT'S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"The slow-moving tale takes its readers on a journey through a tidily detailed historical setting, with a heroine not nearly as anachronistically progressive as is usual in such tales. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Himiko, pampered daughter of a clan chief, wants only to become a shaman. Read full book review >

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NOBODY’S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2007

"Some may enjoy the romp. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Nebula Award-winner and Hugo-finalist Friesner disappointingly offers humdrum fare based on Greek mythology. Read full book review >

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SPHINX’S PRINCESS by Esther Friesner
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The rare reader who knows Nefertiti's later role in creating a new religion will see the clues being laid; most will just enjoy the ancient princess who reads and writes, drives chariots and always looks fantastic. (map, afterword) (Historical fantasy. 11 & up)"
Friesner imagines the childhood of legendary queen Nefertiti, as she did for Helen of Troy in Nobody's Princess (2007) and Nobody's Prize (2008). Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 1989

Menaker (Clinical Psychology/N. Y.U.) wrote these recollections in response to student questions about her five years of training at the Viennese Psychoanalytic Institute in the early heyday of Freudianism. Read full book review >

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THE FIRE CAT by Esther Averill
Released: Sept. 14, 1960

"Suspense, humor, and compassion are all here cut to the size of the very youngest reader."
This is the story of a little cat with big ideas. Read full book review >