Search Results: "Illus. by Ruth Heller"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2005

"Despite a few areas that may confuse younger readers, this handsome volume will prove a solid entrée to the world of language and reference."
An attractive dictionary aimed at children ages five through seven with plenty of drawings and large type. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"For parents who want to re-create the classic unsubtlety of illustrated religious parables in Chopra's holistic philosophy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
These seven didactic multicultural tales, inspired by Deepak Chopra's Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents, take the place of Bible stories for children raised by New-Age seekers. Read full book review >

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MY TRIP ABROAD, 1902-1903 BY RUTH KENT by Charles C. Cox, III
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 25, 2016

"A glimpse into the past that is more intriguing for the details of the period that it reveals than for the narrative it presents."
The past is brought to life in this reproduction of an early 20th-century travel journal. Read full book review >

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UP, UP AND AWAY by Ruth Heller
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Just right to lighten up the lesson, even at the high-school level; Heller's admonitions are not only more fun but often clearer than more earnest explanations. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 9+)"
Continuing her unique series on parts of speech (Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs, 1988), Heller tackles one of the most difficult with her usual panache, coupling a deftly rhymed text with gloriously bold, colorful illustrations (``Some ADVERBS end in WARD, and others...in WISE... Read full book review >

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MERRY-GO-ROUND by Ruth Heller
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Earlier, Heller has applied her unique flamboyant approach to verbs and adjectives; here, nouns are the subject of her deft, witty verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 1936

"While the story is merely adequate, the lively and colorful paintings, with faces strongly reminiscent of those in The Magic Roundabout, are full of delight. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Bright, entertaining illustrations accompany an odd little text about the lives and adventures of bees. Read full book review >

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"Versophobes and the poetically entrenched beware: Even you may be moved by these sweet imagined moments."
Fun, captivating poems little poems less about being lost than being found. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Readers will have fun and learn a great deal about alpacas. Well-done. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A cute, well-written and suspenseful animal-adventure story. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Fun and useful. (Fiction, 3-6)"
An inspirational lap-reader that teaches the merits of doggedly pursuing a dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 13, 2005

"The breezy discussion of an unusual, appealing hobby keeps this problem novel from becoming overbearingly message-driven. (Fiction. 10-12)"
This short chapter book tackles common, but intimidating, childhood problems, such as bullies, divorce, step-parents and alcoholic parents. Read full book review >

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"Manufactured, yet whimsical-strangely endearing enough to warrant a second look. (5-7)"
An odd little paean to mullet-fishing and the Florida coast that's not quite fable, not quite love story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 21, 2006

"We eagerly await the next installment in this planned series. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Billed as “fiction with a mission,” this well-written supernatural adventure unabashedly seeks to convert young readers to an ecologically green philosophy. Read full book review >