Search Results: "Janet Graber"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE WITCH by Janet Graber
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

Fourteen-year-old Gwendoline Riston is in big trouble. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESISTANCE by Janet Graber
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Characters and plot are stock but competent. (prologue, epilogue) (Historical fiction. YA)"
This WWII story, more personal than political, shows one French girl's struggle with the Resistance and the sacrifices and decisions forced on her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUKTAR AND THE CAMELS by Janet Graber
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Muktar's enthusiasm, knowledge and talent with camels will attract young readers, and the story of the unusual delivery system will engage those who delight in knowing that children everywhere benefit from free library services. (maps, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Muktar's parents died in Somalia, but he has not forgotten his nomadic life, caring for the camels that were the source of his family's livelihood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, but vulgar and plodding."
Bloated, stumbling account of Janet Auchincloss, her family, and the social world that produced Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Natalia Murray, who wrote a more guarded account of her relationship with Flanner in Darlinghissima (1985), would probably be disconcerted by this one; to Flanner's many admirers it will be both revealing and gratifying. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A thoughtful portrait of two forceful, talented women, their lives while together and apart, and their enormous impact on the life and career of the author. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 17, 1986

"The writing is smooth and the characters appealing."
This companion volume to Karen Kepplewhite is the World's Best Kisser takes another breezy look at preteen life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORRY STONE by Marianna Dengler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 1996

"Finely rendered watercolors have a pretty iridescence but don't draw readers into the many- layered, emotionally unsatisfying tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Three stories nest together but never mesh in this sentimental picture-book debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TALE OF TAM LINN by Lari Don
retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Philip Longson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A traditional Scots tale served up both fresh and freshly illustrated. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
The captive knight's rescuer comes off as particularly fierce and courageous in this retelling of the old Scottish border ballad. Read full book review >