Search Results: "Harriet May Savitz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY BLANKET by Ferida Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A low-key discussion starter. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this bland but worthy original tale old, Babba Zarrah sees that young Nikolai has a hole in his shoe and, having no other wool, secretly unravels part of the blanket she spreads out when children gather to hear her stories to knit him a pair of warm socks. Read full book review >

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IS A WORRY WORRYING YOU? by Ferida Wolff
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

Mixing serious and silly examples, the authors define "worries" and suggest some coping strategies: "Suppose a monster moves in under your bed, and you're afraid if you go to sleep it will do something horrible, so you stay awake all night. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1994

"Archival photos, etc.; further reading (annotated); index (not seen). (Biography. 11+)"
By the author of a fine Alcott biography (Louisa May [1991]), a perceptive portrait. Read full book review >

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HARRIET DANCING by Ruth Symes
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Church's bold, brightly colored collage illustrations add some much-needed zest and dimension to an otherwise prosaic offering. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On her way to visit her friend Ivor, Harriet the Hedgehog encounters a group of lovely dancing butterflies. Read full book review >

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HARRIET JACOBS by Jean Fagan Yellin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Yellin's fine reconstruction of an impressive personality should firmly embed Jacobs in American cultural history. (16-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Graceful, honorable portrait, extensively documented and annotated, of the woman who wrote Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Aviator Gustav Hamel's lame-brained plot to impersonate Harriet is straightfowardly presented in the text but with no attempt to hide its foolish sexism. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
As they did in True Heart (1999), Moss and Payne have produced a vivid story, with equally vibrant illustrations, inspired by a historical event. Read full book review >

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HARRIET TUBMAN by Beverly Lowry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2007

"Creative nonfiction from a writer well-versed in the genre."
A speculative biography, told mostly through imagined scenes, of the Underground Railroad's most famous conductor. Read full book review >

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HARRIET TUBMAN by Catherine Clinton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"A generous biographer, Clinton sometimes accepts too uncritically the many legends that proliferate in the fertile Tubman soil. Still: a clear, concise portrait of 'Moses' in her milieux. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Well-written bio of the former slave who became an engineer on the Underground Railroad, a loyal supporter of John Brown, a Civil War nurse and spy, and a fiery advocate for women's suffrage. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF HARRIET HATFIELD by May Sarton
Released: June 12, 1989

The latest novel from poet/essayist/fiction-writer Sarton deals with many of the themes in her 1984 journal, At Seventy: aging; death of a (woman) lover; the need to "build bridges" in society rather than create a segregated gay culture; the joys of friendship, gardens, and pets. Read full book review >

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HARRIET THE INVINCIBLE by Ursula Vernon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Creatively fresh and feminist, with laughs on every single page. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 8-12)"
This new series from Dragonbreath's Vernon puts a wild spin on "Sleeping Beauty." Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: March 7, 1997

"Life is triste,'' but readers never find out why. (b&w photos, maps, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
That Harriet Chalmers Adams's extraordinary life is worthy of a biography is certain, but little of her life comes through in this confusing entry in the Notable Americans series. Read full book review >