Search Results: "Ida Vos"


BOOK REVIEW

THE KEY IS LOST by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2000

"This is a compelling tale, interestingly told, and will be a useful addition to the growing body of children's literature about the Holocaust. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Although this new Holocaust survivor novel tells much the same story as some of the other books about a family's trials during WWII, the style is slightly different. Read full book review >

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ANNA IS STILL HERE by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, a compelling book, even stronger than its fine predecessor. (Fiction. 8-14)"
The author of the autobiographical novel Hide and Seek (1991), based on her own WW II experiences, again uses linked vignettes to evoke the painful difficulties, after the war, of resuming a normal life. Read full book review >

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DANCING ON THE BRIDGE OF AVIGNON by Ida Vos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As the senseless restrictions continue to rain down on the family, some sort of terrible duet emerges, of the small insults of childhood against the enormous backdrop of war. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Rosa, who is Jewish, and her family live in Holland during the Nazi occupation, trying to carry on as normally as possible while friends disappear and evermore restrictions are imposed on them. Read full book review >

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A CHILD’S DAY by Ida Pearle
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"These collage illustrations attempt to convey the whimsy of childhood innocence in bygone days, but adults are more likely to appreciate this nostalgic work. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Robert Louis Stevenson's poem "To Any Reader" acts as the inspiration for this celebration of traditional youthful play in Pearle's debut. Read full book review >

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THE MOON IS GOING TO ADDY'S HOUSE by Ida Pearle
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Exquisite, electrifying, soothing, and soporific, brilliant in color and execution, this book beams. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Addy spots the moon as she leaves her city play date and marvels as it follows her all the way back to her country home. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY by Ida Fink
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"One of the keener, skilled Holocaust testaments that pierces into the dusk of nightmare and a world drained of humanity."
The author, who was born in Poland in 1921 and lived in hiding throughout WW II, has concentrated with devastating effect on the anguish of ordinary people thrust into horror (the story collection A Scrap of Time, 1987). Read full book review >

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BIG NEWS! by Ida Siegal
by Ida Siegal, illustrated by Karla Peña
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Light on substance but an entertaining series debut nonetheless. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Third-grader Emma Perez is obsessed with becoming a famous star, and inspired by a news reporter on TV, Emma decides becoming a reporter is her path to fame; now she just needs to find her first story. Read full book review >

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THE MEMPHIS DIARY OF IDA B. WELLS by Ida B. Wells
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 1995

"A meticulously edited contribution to the study of American women's diaries and late-19th-century women's and black history."
The diaries of the youthful Ida B. Wells (18621931), the most powerful figure in the crusade against lynching. Read full book review >

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MATTIE'S LITTLE POSSUM PET by Ida Luttrell
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Folksy in language, spirited in delivery, a winning read-aloud or -alone that should become a story-hour favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This may be Mattie's story, but her cat (Prowler) and dog (Howler) swipe it right out from under her nose. Read full book review >

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MILO'S TOOTHACHE by Ida Luttrell
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"In simple, repeated vocabulary, deftly deployed in natural cadences, a comically exaggerated story that effectively makes its point; illustrator Giannini (an Italian architect) makes a good debut with his witty, appealing characterizations. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
When Milo Pig suddenly develops a toothache, he's willing to accept friend Dan's advice and see a dentist. Read full book review >