Search Results: "Irene O'Garden"


BOOK REVIEW

MATTOO, LET’S PLAY! by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Simple and spot-on. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous girl and quiet cat seem like an awkward match. Read full book review >

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MR. FRANK by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"It's a perfect ending to a perfect book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Outstanding mixed-media collages and a thoughtful text create a distinctive book that rises far above most tributes to grandparental love. Read full book review >

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EVEN AN OSTRICH NEEDS A NEST by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2009

"Though the addition of source notes and an index would aid the budding researcher, this offering will intrigue many young ornithologists. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
From the North American bald eagle to the Australian brush-turkey, the nesting habits of 40 different birds are briefly explored. Read full book review >

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THE JUMBO BOOK OF OUTDOOR ART by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A minor effort. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
On the premise that anything can be art, and art is anything, the author invites young enthusiasts to combine art materials and natural objects in 57 projects for the backyard, beach and park. Read full book review >

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A SUMMERTIME SONG by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Haas touches the story with rhyme here and there, infuses it with hope and old-fashioned enchantment, and loads the artwork with details that continue to reveal themselves upon additional readings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An opulent book that sports sumptuous watercolors, a lively tempo, and clever energy. Read full book review >

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ANNIE...ANYA by Irene  Trivas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Trivas's pen-and-watercolor art nicely captures the city's ambiance and the children's lively activity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Annie is five when her doctor parents take her to Moscow, where they are to work for a month. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOCKS by Irene Dickson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Like Ruby, Benji, and Guy, readers will want to share Blocks! (Picture book. 2-4)"
A cleverly simple book builds skills as well as towers. Read full book review >

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IT’S A HUMMINGBIRD’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2003

"They and the small font size make this difficult to read to a group, but for a lap child, or a young reader, it's just right. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Sweet, colorful, and fluttery, this bright little jewel is as cheerful as the bird it depicts. Read full book review >

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LEAVING GEE’S BEND by Irene Latham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"She's taken liberties in depicting real people and events, which is permissible in fiction, but still regrettable when done poorly. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In 1932 Gee's Bend, ten-year-old Ludelphia thinks clearest while stitching, so when her mother becomes deathly ill, Ludelphia takes along a quilt top as she crosses the river to get help. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH OF AN AMIABLE CHILD by Irene Marcuse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 2000

"Earnest stuff, with genuine feeling for geriatric concerns, an insider's tour of Upper West Side landmarks, restaurants, and park paths, and a novice's preoccupation with wrapping things up."
Marcuse, a former New York City social worker, clones herself as her debut's heroine Anita Servi, a New York City social worker to the elderly operating out of a tiny, grubby office at the Cathedral of St. Read full book review >

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SAD STRAINS OF A GAY WALTZ by Irene Dische
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Eccentric doesn't begin to describe this rich, Germanic- flavored saga, but the twists and tangents that clash in mood and purpose finally make it seem more a collection of ingenious pieces than a finished work."
A curious tale, by turns sympathetic and aloof, of the humanization of a German mathematician/aristocrat who seeks contact with his own kind after learning he has a terminal disease, from the quirky imagination of Berlin-based American expatriate Dische (Strange Traffic, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >