Search Results: "Ginger Wadsworth"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 14, 2011

"Unvarnished prose, plentiful images and vivid anecdotes set in historical perspective make this chronological account lively and accessible for middle-grade readers. (author's note, chronology, source notes, bibliography, words and music) (Biography. 9-12)"
Even readers without Girl Scout credentials can appreciate this competent, photo-laden biography of fearless, feisty founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Kate Klimo
by Kate Klimo, illustrated by Tim Jessell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Assisted by Ginger's attractively gentle voice, pet lovers may be willing to overlook the sometimes heavy-handed narrative. (history of golden retriever breed, information on puppy mills, rescue groups, animal shelters, and how to choose a dog.) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ginger, a golden retriever, is the product of a brutal puppy mill, inauspicious beginnings that don't improve much. Read full book review >

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WORDS WEST by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2003

"A model of fine history writing. (author's note, epilogue, sources, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Forty thousand children and their families made the great overland journeys to the West from 1840 to 1870. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 20, 1997

How can a biographer summarize the early life of Laura Ingalls Wilder without seeming entirely derivative of Laura's own work? Read full book review >

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POOP DETECTIVES by Ginger Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Cultural misstep aside, this is a great choice for dog and science lovers alike. (introduction, author's note, glossary, resources, sources, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Super sniffer" dogs scent scat on land and at sea for scientific research. Read full book review >

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ONE TIGER GROWLS by Ginger Wadsworth
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Sound effects are included for each animal, so even toddlers will enjoy the counting and the racket. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Hippos bellow, squirrels chitter, and hyenas guffaw in this counting book of animal noises. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1992

"Well- stocked with b&w photos and Muir's own sketches; map; sources; bibliography; index. (Biography. 11+)"
The exuberant boyhood and lifetime of a man who followed his curiosity into the wilderness and emerged with a mission to make others love and protect it for future generations. Read full book review >

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JOHN BURROUGHS, THE SAGE OF SLABSIDES by Ginger Wadsworth
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 17, 1997

"Burroughs's work remains a landmark of environmental awareness and much of it is still being reprinted: Back this capable biography up with the compilation John Burroughs' America (1997). (bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
Wadsworth (John Muir, 1992, etc.) pays tribute to an icon of the environmental conservation movement, a popular nature writer of the last century and friend to the likes of Walt Whitman, John Muir, and Teddy Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Charlotte Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This is a simple tale, paced to perfection, while its parallels to the arrival of a new baby in a household give it a practical dimension. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A flawless tale of two cats, well-suited to story hours, to be read and reread. Read full book review >

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GINGER by Ginger Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"High point: the Oscar for Kitty Foyle. (Black-and-white photographs—not seen.)"
Serviceable autobiography of the dancer-comedienne-leading lady, now 80. Read full book review >

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RIVER DISCOVERIES by Ginger Wadsworth
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"While the author's appreciation of the natural world is evident, the text is livelier than the illustrations. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author introduces 13 animals that live (or lived) near North American rivers, including the common dragonfly, water beetle, blackbird, raccoon, and catfish as well as the less common moose, river otter, water shrew, osprey, beaver, trout, salamander, and mountain lion. Read full book review >