Search Results: "Genevieve Webster"


BOOK REVIEW

WEBSTER by Ellen Emerson White
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An empathetic story told in a fun, lighthearted way. (Fiction. 8-14)"
An abused dog with attitude problems finds a home in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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BUSTER'S ECHO by Ragnhild Scamell
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1996

"Newcomer Webster illustrates with black lines so bold they can be measured with a ruler and colors so intense that even preschoolers who have figured out the source of the confusion will linger over each page. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The story of a group of animals that, upon hearing their echoes across the valley, believe that other animals—larger animals—are answering their calls. Read full book review >

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IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT by Jennifer  Selby
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The various sounds of the barnyard animals are amusingly presented, and the childlike illustrations, with their vivid black outlines and juicy, saturated colors, are sure to captivate readers of all ages. (Picture Book. 3-7)"
When a rowdy rooster can't keep quiet, he wakes the pigs with his crowing; the pigs in turn wake the sheep, who wake the cows, who wake the horses and so on. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER by Catherine Reef
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Thorough, well-documented, and smoothly written. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This biography covers the life and times of Noah Webster—whose name has become synonymous with "dictionary"—from his humble farmhouse birth in 1758 to his death, surrounded by loved ones, in 1843. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2003

"Pays thoughtful tribute to a woman who believed in spiritual and educational empowerment."
Meticulously balanced if dry account of the Catholic nun who turned a down-and-out Belfast school for girls into one of the best in Europe. Read full book review >

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DANIEL WEBSTER by Robert V. Remini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"Though Remini's obvious admiration for Webster may sometimes cloud his view, a more complete and engrossing biography could not be produced. (photos, not seen)"
This massive biography leaves no stone unturned in portraying a familiar but little-studied antebellum figure, considered the young country's best orator. Read full book review >

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LEESE WEBSTER by Ursula K. Le Guin
Released: Sept. 10, 1979

"Not the brilliant parable that might have been expected, but sound and expertly spun like any fine web."
A spider with a creative bent, Leese breaks away from family tradition to weave webs inspired by the paintings and carpets in the deserted palace where she lives. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN GENEVIEVE by Jenny Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Grandmas who believe in the Jenny Craig weight-loss program are the only possible market for this book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Weight-loss guru Craig offers lifestyle advice for children wrapped up in a sugary junk-food version of a pony story. Read full book review >

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NORA WEBSTER by Colm Tóibín
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A novel of mourning, healing and awakening; its plainspoken eloquence never succumbs to the sentimentality its heroine would reject."
A subtle, pitch-perfect sonata of a novel in which an Irish widow faces her empty life and, incrementally, fills the hole left by the recent death of her husband. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER by Pegi Deitz Shea
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Ultimately, the sheer breadth of Webster's life and achievement just can't be adequately covered in such brisk fashion, making this an intriguing introduction but far from the last word on this innovative thinker. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Bringing history to life for young readers is no easy task. Read full book review >

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WEBSTER J. DUCK by Martin Waddell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Simple, sweetly humorous, and just ducky. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Webster J. Duck emerges from his egg a beguiling, web-footed, and fuzzyheaded yellow duckling who has not yet seen his mother. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER & HIS WORDS by Jeri Chase Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Future wordsmiths may be IN-SPIRED [verb: stimulated] by Webster's devotion to the English language. (timeline, more about Noah Webster, bibliography, websites) (Picture book/biography.5-9)"
A charming introduction to Noah Webster, creator of "the second most popular book ever printed in English, after the Bible." Read full book review >