Search Results: "Isabella Hatkoff"


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ISABELLA by Kirstin Downey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A strong, fascinating woman, Isabella helped to usher in the modern age, and this rich, clearly written biography is a worthy chronicle of her impressive yet controversial life."
Downey (The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR'S Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience, 2009) brings her journalistic expertise to this excellent chronicle of the end of the Middle Ages and that time period's most significant female figures. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA by Jennifer Fosberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A well-meaning but uneven offering. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Isabella knows her women's history. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA by Jennifer Fosberry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Isabella's characteristic ingenuity blossoms in this creative tale that encourages readers to give their imaginations free rein. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The impetuous Isabella returns (My Name Is Not Isabella, 2010), offering readers a whirlwind tour of the globe. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"True, informative, heartfelt and compelling. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
The story of the dolphin called Winter involved a prosthetic tail and was told in books and a movie. But the tale did not end there. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A great way to raise children's awareness, this is sure to be a favorite with young animal-lovers. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Young children will indeed be captivated by this tale of a baby polar bear raised by a zookeeper in the Zoo Berlin, but it is the adorable cuddly bear in the photographs that they will fall in love with. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Their story is recapitulated in this volume, so even if they don't own the first, eager young readers can catch right up and be mesmerized, mystified and charmed. (natural history, maps, notes) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In 2005, this father-daughter team, with the ecologist and the photographer, chronicled the irresistible story of the baby hippopotamus, orphaned by the December 2004 tsunami, which imprinted on the more-than-a-century-old Aldabra tortoise in a nature preserve in Kenya. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA MOON by Laura Benedict
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Full of ghosts and gore, sure, but only a good read for the gullible."
A debut novel about a small town's murderous secrets and the woman who leads to their unraveling. Read full book review >

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ROSES FOR ISABELLA by Diana Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2011

"A concluding free-verse poem celebrating the benefits of fair trade and environmental consciousness will resonate more with readers than the mostly instructive text. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Isabella, an aspiring writer and daughter of rose-farm workers in Ecuador, relates the story of her family's livelihood. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A natural for reading aloud, this ballad makes a grin-inducing follow-up to any version of 'The Princess and the Pea.' (Picture book. 7-10)"
The nabob of nonsense verse brings readers to the town of Trouble, situated between Good-Grief! and Who's-to-Blame? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"A worthy addition to Colorado literature."
Amiable, bookish wanderings along paths blazed by a genteel lady in the Rockies more than a century ago. Read full book review >

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HARRIET AND ISABELLA by Patricia O’Brien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A winning piece of historical fiction."
An engaging, revelatory account of the trial of the century—the 19th century—following charges of adultery against Henry Ward Beecher. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA OF CASTILE by Nancy Rubin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 1991

"A first-rate exposition."
In this scholarly, limpidly written work, Rubin (The Mother Mirror, 1984; The New Suburban Woman, 1982) recounts the story of Spain's greatest queen and the impact of her reign on her country and the world. Read full book review >