Search Results: "Harriet Lerner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"Lerner's committed readers will enjoy and perhaps be reconciled to their own parenting styles from this view of her as a mother who is sometimes irrational, sometimes wise, but who loves her children 'beyond words.'"
A popular psychotherapist writes with grace and striking candor about what it is like to be a mother. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2001

"This force-feeding of Franny's nonconformity is enough to make rebellious youngsters want to toe the line, if this is what being a maverick means. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Lerner and Goldhor are so agenda-driven—their message to Be Your Own Person! feels like it's being nailed to your forehead—that their story is more like a lecture, despite the peerless Oxenbury's sweet-hearted illustrations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"For a sharper observance of truth and consequences, there's the Caldecott-winning classic by Evaline Ness, Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
O'Neill's sunny illustrations abet Lerner and Goldhor's first children's book but can't hoist it aloft. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1993

"Low on organization but high in appeal, particularly to feminists. (For a less gender-specific—and sharper—discussion of the relative morality of truth-telling, see David Nyberg's The Varnished Truth, p. 124.)"
The author of The Dance of Anger (1989) and The Dance of Intimacy (1990) completes her trilogy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BACKYARD GARDEN by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A handsome atlas for the more intent diggers of dirt. (maps, charts, diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
An aesthetically pleasing year-round guide to gardening; Lerner (Backyard Birds of Summer, 1996, etc.) takes a well-organized, sensible approach to growing. Read full book review >

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CACTUS by Carol Lerner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 1992

A clear, visually attractive introduction by the author of several fine nature titles. Read full book review >

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BACKYARD BIRDS OF WINTER by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"If you are going to daydream, you might as well be informed, and Lerner gives young birders all the needed tools. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
An excellent introduction to the birds found on or around the feeder in winter. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"However, this work will find a ready audience for science lessons and school reports; recommended for the science shelves of larger school and public libraries as well as home libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
The relationship between butterflies and the gardens that provide their food and habitat is the focus for this informative work by Lerner (On the Wing: American Birds in Migration, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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A DESERT YEAR by Carol Lerner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A handsome introduction to desert animals and plants. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A highly decent and challenging critique."
The political and religious right have produced a spectacular train wreck, writes Tikkun editor Lerner (Spirit Matters, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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SWORDS IN THE HANDS OF CHILDREN by Jonathan Lerner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"Readers with a memory for the time will appreciate some of Lerner's dish, which involves other now-well-known radicals. Those too young for it will find inspiration in his latter-day commitment to tiny acts in the face of Armageddon."
A rueful—but not entirely so—account of years spent in the Students for Democratic Society and its militant offspring, the Weather Underground. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE LADIES by Betsy Lerner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"Nostalgic stories from women who came of age before feminism and how they helped a daughter bond with her mother."
A woman reconnects with her mother through her bridge club. Read full book review >