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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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GETTING REAL by Gretchen Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"For the author's fans."
A Fox News journalist and talk show host sets out to prove that she is not "an empty St. John suit in five-inch stiletto heels." Read full book review >

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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 >