Search Results: "Helen Ferry"


BOOK REVIEW

HELEN by Anita Mishook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A well-structured, compelling historical tale.
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A young, Jewish, Polish-American immigrant moves from New York to California and reluctantly infiltrates a pro-Nazi organization in this novel. Read full book review >

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FERRY TAIL by Katharine Kenah
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Though a dog on the loose on a ferryboat is truly a fairy tale, Walter's story is a tale well-told. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An energetic, joyful dog finds his true home and family onboard a large ferryboat that conveys cars and people to an island community. Read full book review >

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BRONTY'S PARTY by Helen Ferry
by Helen Ferry, illustrated by Helen Ferry, developed by Baggy Rabbit
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2011

"Overall, this charming picture book offers some skill-building fun that, ultimately, affirms the value of friendship. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Help Bronty Pig open all her bouncy, wobbly, squeaky-wonderful birthday surprises, and discover the best gift of all: friendship. Read full book review >

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YORK FERRY by Annie Dawid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 1993

"Good writing, bad formula."
An often beautifully crafted first novel marred by an upscale formulaic plot—one that typically celebrates strong women abandoned by weak men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVENING FERRY by Katherine Towler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2005

"Too leaden and conventional to be salvaged by the fine diary sections."
Second in a projected trilogy (Snow Island, 2002) about the stifling warmth of small-town life. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The lack of notes, bibliography or online resources further mar this book. (Biography. 6-8)"
Helen Keller's inspiring story has a way of making it into most elementary-school curricula. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by George Sullivan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Satisfying the requirement for 100-page biography reports, this adds little else to the field. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The compelling lives of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan are interwoven with quotations from their own writing in a choppy, flat, rehashing of the now-familiar story of Keller's vast potential and the brilliant teaching skills that grew to make Helen's social and intellectual life rich, but negated any semblance of a personal life for Anne. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by Lesa Cline-Ransome
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"A nice introduction to a fascinating life for the very youngest of readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young Helen Keller cannot hear, see or speak, but she knows the scent of vanilla cake coming out of the oven, the feel of her mother's fancy silk dress and that the dog is tense because the horses are outside. Read full book review >

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HELEN KELLER by Laurie Lawlor
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

Helen Keller was a hero and an icon in her own age as well as in ours: she lost her sight and hearing at 19 months; she was brought into the world of language by a young and fiercely determined teacher; she went to college, supported herself, and published voluminously at a time when women could scarcely do those things at all, let alone as disabled women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY by Jennie Fields
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"A standard-issue fairy tale, then, rescued from potential dreariness by its likable characters and its nostalgic and vivid rendering of a neighborhood where benign nosiness still reigns."
From the author of Lily Beach (1993), a pleasant-enough love- cures-all saga set in a Brooklyn neighborhood on the brink of gentrification. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOSING HELEN by Carol Becker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2016

"A book written as much or more for the author as for any readership, but those going through similar trials will take much solace from the author's story."
A short and powerful evocation of a mother's death and of the events immediately preceding them. Read full book review >