Search Results: "Frieda Stolzberg Korobkin"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Although she assumes a level of knowledge of Judaism and the history of WWII that her intended audience may not possess, she succeeds in providing powerful insights into a terrible time. (afterword, photo album, glossary) (Memoir. YA)"
As the events of World War II and the Holocaust recede into the distant past, dates and statistics replace intimate knowledge. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2013

"Richly researched and deeply complex—at times sufficient to bemuse as much as inform."
A biographer delivers the scholarly yet very human story of some talented women who held surprising sway in the incredible clutter of city-states that composed Renaissance Italy. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE DE MEDICI by Leonie Frieda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 21, 2005

"Persuasive rehabilitation of Catherine, not as a nice woman, but as a shrewd leader who did what she had to."
Scholarly but lively biography of the Italian-born queen who ruled France as regent during 30 years of bitter religious warfare. Read full book review >

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OONGA BOONGA by Frieda Wishinsky
Released: May 1, 1999

"Thompson's eloquent illustrations reflect both the comical and endearingly tender facets of the tale, providing a sparkling counterpart to Wishinsky's vivacious text. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A witty tribute to the exceptional and often inexplicable connection between siblings. Read full book review >

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HEDWIG AND BERTI by Frieda Arkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"A bravura encore worth the wait."
German-Jewish couple escape the Holocaust but not their accursed heritage. Read full book review >

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WOOROLOO by Frieda Hughes
Released: Oct. 7, 1998

"A major debut."
The daughter of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, and a painter and children's book author in her own right, adds her own voice to the recent hubbub about her parents in two poems that will surely draw the most attention in the first volume of highly accomplished verse. —Granny— angrily addresses her maternal grandmother with its brilliant, fractured fairy-tale opening (—Mirror, mirror on the wall/Who is the least dead/Of us all?—) and finds the poet glad to avoid her mother's curse of —mother-guilt— from the loveless old woman. —Readers— rails against the cultists who pore over her mother's work and life, desecrating her memory, fingering —her mental underwear,— leaving nothing private for her daughter. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S UP, BEAR? by Frieda Wishinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Where will the lovable Bear and his best friend travel next? (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trip to the Big Apple is fraught with anxiety for Sophie's stuffed bear in this tour-cum-opposite book. Read full book review >

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AVIS DOLPHIN by Frieda Wishinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Arty illustrations and a turgid, purpose-driven narrative waste this opportunity to highlight a major tragedy in its centennial year. Interested readers will get more from Diana Preston's Remember the Lusitania! (2003). (afterword) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Readers who think that the Titanic was the only great ocean liner that ever sank will find this fictionalized eyewitness account of the torpedoed Lusitania's last voyage a revelation.Read full book review >

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JENNIFER JONES WON’T LEAVE ME ALONE by Frieda Wishinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A valentine tale that will keep readers, both the lovelorn and ardently pursued, in stitches. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A case of unrequited love makes a young boy cringe until the source of adulation moves away. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE MEAN, LILY JEAN! by Frieda Wishinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"A fresh twist on the classic motif of the odd man, or girl, out. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Small in stature but armed with a monstrous attitude, Lily Jean rides into the neighborhood atop an armchair her moving men are unloading. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Satisfying fare for the culturally myopic. (index, no bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Unusual for its ambition if nothing else, this selective encyclopedia of "world" historical, cultural and scientific highlights offers at least a few unexpected choices but rarely looks beyond Europe and North America. Read full book review >