Search Results: "Ilene Winn-Lederer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN DREYDL by Ellen Kushner
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The illustrations are beautiful, though—richly-detailed, cheeky and charming—and they help compensate for the missing magic in the text. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's the winter holiday season and Sara, who longs for strings of twinkling lights and a glittery Christmas tree, is jealous of her Christian friends' traditions. Read full book review >

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BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE by Kate DiCamillo
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2000

"A real gem. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A 10-year old girl learns to adjust to a strange town, makes some fascinating friends, and fills the empty space in her heart thanks to a big old stray dog in this lyrical, moving, and enchanting book by a fresh new voice. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURES OF A VERBIVORE by Richard Lederer
Released: March 1, 1994

"For anyone who savors language, enjoys puzzles and word games, is frustrated with learning vocabulary and grammar—or is in danger of forgetting the joy or just the simple fun of language."
A verbivore, according to this well-known author of fanciful and brainy books on language (Crazy English, Play of Words, etc.), makes a daily diet of words, taking delight in analyzing, tracing, defining, collecting, and playing with language. Read full book review >

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POKER FACE by Katy Lederer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Compact and well-executed."
Elliptical memoir depicting a girlhood of deception and gradually receding naïveté. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 2008

"Exuberantly illuminates Central Park's vibrant, 843-acre nocturnal world."
Even blanketed in darkness, Manhattan's crown jewel teems with fascinating wildlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1998

"Wildlife Almanac'' in the appendix."
This story is for the birds—but even non-avians will applaud this winning narrative of romantic raptors and other feathered habituÇs of Manhattan's Central Park. Read full book review >

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THE MIRACLE OF LANGUAGE by Richard Lederer
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Lederer's legion of fans."
New England schoolmaster, columnist, and bestselling author Lederer (Crazy English, 1989) offers an enthusiastic new assemblage in tribute to language generally and the English kind in particular. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAGHDAD FIXER by Ilene Prusher
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A really good book that would have benefited from judicious pruning."
Prusher's glimpse at the journalist/fixer relationship in embattled Iraq in 2003 offers an intimate view of how news is collected, reported and, sometimes, slanted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >