Search Results: "Ilene Cooper"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE LUCY GOES TO SCHOOL by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Children will likely long to see a dog in their own schools as they decode their ways to reading success. (Early reader. 6-8)"
A curious beagle who gets loose in school sees all sorts of new things in this early-reader tale that has faint echoes of "The Gingerbread Man." Read full book review >

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ANGEL IN MY POCKET by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2011

"As their lives intersect, four credible, contemporary, creative preteens find faith to move forward. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A good-luck charm exerts a positive effect on the lives of four seventh graders at a Chicago magnet school for the performing arts. Read full book review >

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THE NEW, IMPROVED GRETCHEN HUBBARD by Ilene Cooper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

In a new, improved entry in the ``Kids from Kennedy Middle School'' series, Cooper takes a formulaic idea—the ugly duckling makeover—and gives it plenty of zip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Accessible, erudite, aesthetically appealing: a must-have. (foreword, appendix, endnotes, bibliography, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
It is no small task to create a book that summarizes over a century of U.S. history, gives a crash course in civics, and provides succinct, pithy biographies of numerous women who have served in the legislative and judicial branches of government. Cooper pulls it off. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN RULE by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Cooper's elegant simplification for young children will appeal to adults seeking ecumenical approaches to values education. (author's note, artist's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Presented as a conversation between grandfather and grandson, this accessible examination of the Golden Rule and its age-old cross-cultural relevance can't help but wax didactic. Read full book review >

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OPRAH WINFREY by Ilene Cooper
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sure to find a rapt audience. (source notes, extensive bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
Cooper tackles one of the richest and most famous women in the world, recounting her complicated life and extraordinary history with honesty and clarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Inspiring and hopeful if not easy. (author's note, notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The long and troubled history of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and its place in three of the major religions of the world is told in all its complicated glory. Read full book review >

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SAM I AM by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A realistic, unresolved ending allows parents and children of this mixed family to decide their individual religious needs, but the overall conflict overshadows the subplots that could be more intriguing. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sam's home life and holiday spirit are disrupted when the family dog knocks over the "Hanukkah bush," breaking his mother's childhood Christmas ornaments and triggering a buried religious resentment between his parents. Read full book review >

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TRICK OR TROUBLE? by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A skillful and sensitive treatment of pubescent angst. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From popular YA author Cooper comes the first in a series about five camp friends who agree to meet on the holidays throughout the coming year. Read full book review >

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STUPID CUPID by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"All of it is a generous cut above usual series fare, and refreshingly wholesome. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Valentine installment of the ``Holiday Five'' series demonstrates once more Cooper's grasp of the concerns of young teens. Read full book review >

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LOOK AT LUCY! by Ilene Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: June 23, 2009

"Absolutely. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Bobby and his beagle puppy Lucy are back in this welcome sequel to Absolutely Lucy (2000, illustrated by Amanda Harvey). Read full book review >

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FRANCES DANCES by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 1991

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
An entry in the ``Frances in the Fourth Grade'' series, which begins in a companion volume when the heroine's best friend moves away in Frances Takes a Chance (also 7/3/91). Read full book review >