Search Results: "Gretchen Woelfle"


BOOK REVIEW

MUMBET'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by Gretchen Woelfle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A life devoted to freedom and dignity, worthy of praise and remembrance. (author's note, selected bibliography, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
With the words of Massachusetts colonial rebels ringing in her ears, a slave determines to win her freedom. Read full book review >

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WRITE ON, MERCY! by Gretchen Woelfle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A solid addition to the canon. (author's note, timeline, bibliography, websites) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Move over, Thomas Paine! Revolutionary War writer and activist finds fame! First biography for young readers published! Read full book review >

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JEANNETTE RANKIN by Gretchen Woelfle
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A welcome addition to the short list of titles for young readers about this important figure. (timeline, bibliography, source notes, index not seen) (Biography. 9-14)"
Jeannette Rankin was born in Montana and spent her life working hard for women and for peace. Read full book review >

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ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE by Gretchen Woelfle
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2011

"The conceit of organizing the story through acts and scenes in lieu of chapters sets the stage nicely for a dramatic tale. (author's note, glossary, bibliography; illustrations not seen) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A novel of Elizabethan theater centers around an unsuccessful thief. Read full book review >

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KATJE, THE WINDMILL CAT by Gretchen Woelfle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An author's note follows the story, detailing the historical events that inspired the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tale of feline heroism from 15th-century Holland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Accessible, inspiring accounts of courageous men and women. (notes, timelines, bibliography, index) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
Biographical sketches tell of 13 remarkable black men and women, including a double agent, a traveling female preacher, an admired poet, and a successful whaling captain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE BRIGHT RING by Gretchen Géser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Children will enjoy the spirit of the chase (and an easily spotted black cat on each spread) in this pleasant introduction to courtship conventions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a girl sees a diamond ring fall through a hole in a man's jacket pocket, she catches it on a bounce and pulls her mom along city streets in an attempt to return it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Schields makes the most of the premise; her illustrations become gleeful when demonstrating the cat's chameleon-like changes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Blue is a kindly old soul with a soft spot for homeless cats and dogs, using the good offices of his emporium to find them caretakers. Read full book review >

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NINFA IN WINTER by Gretchen Kromer
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"An impressive work that achieves an admirable balance between text and image."
A remarkable collection of black-and-white photographs featuring a unique garden in the Italian countryside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Readers for whom spooky encounters and brushes with violence suffice in the absence of rich characterization and fool-proof logistics will race through the pages. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Debut author McNeil redefines the fallen-from-grace tradition in this paranormal tale of warring angels, demonic possessions and first loves. Read full book review >

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JOYRIDE by Gretchen Olson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Some will want to balance this employer's-eye view of migrant labor with books such as S. Beth Atkin's Voices from the Fields (1993, not reviewed), but Olson knows how to keep readers turning the pages. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An affluent Oregon teenager undergoes some value adjustment when he's forced to help a grower with the strawberry harvest in this earnest and engaging debut. Read full book review >