Search Results: "Jean E. Pendziwol"


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THE LIGHTKEEPER'S DAUGHTERS by Jean E. Pendziwol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"A haunting tale of nostalgia and lost chances that is full of last-minute surprises."
A decades-old mystery is revisited as an elderly woman shares the story of her childhood with a troubled teen. Read full book review >

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ME AND YOU AND THE RED CANOE by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Evocative, lyrical, perfect. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Free-verse poetry full of sensory details, evocative language, and repetition pair with scratchy illustrations in the greens, browns, and blues of the natural world to capture a morning of fishing from a red canoe. Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A NORTHERN NIGHT by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A beautiful, lyrical celebration of northern light and night. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Once upon a northern night / while you lay sleeping, / wrapped in a downy blanket, / I painted you a picture." Read full book review >

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THE RED SASH by Jean E. Pendziwol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Supplemented by a long note, a glossary and a map, the episode comes off as purposeful, but there's enough drama to rescue it from aridity. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Offering a glimpse into the early years of the Canadian fur trade, this tale of a young Métis's coming-of-age is driven as much by its historical detail as by plot. Read full book review >

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DAWN WATCH by Jean E. Pendziwol
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 10, 2004

"Debon, with his chromatic chiaroscuro paintings, has clearly been there too, as he complements this story in perfect trim. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Dawn watch is the last watch on a sailboat when the sky seems darkest, the waves seem biggest, and you wonder why you're out there. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"An attractive, useful volume. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This rhyming picture book, subtitled "Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons)," takes a low-key but effective approach to the serious topic of fire safety. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"Let's hope it's less awestruck than the first two. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The author of Female Difficulties (1985) offers the second recent biographical love letter (see Paul Perry's Fear and Loathing, p. 1361) to America's notorious outlaw journalist. Read full book review >

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Released: March 27, 2012

"An absorbing look at what makes an entrepreneur; ideal as an aid for MBA candidates, business school professors and upper-level managers looking to restructure an organization."
By boiling down more than 140 studies and research papers from 1934 to 2009, Hitchcock and Gordon have compiled a noteworthy collection of entrepreneurial questions and answers. Read full book review >

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EXISTENTIAL PSYCHOANALYSIS by Hazel E. Barnes
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 23, 1953

"Heady stuff, with far reaching implications, but only for the patient and thoughtful."
Jean Paul Sartre, like Picasso, has become one of the most important men of his time even though his work is only understood by a select few. Read full book review >

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SEARCH FOR A METHOD by Hazel E. Barnes
NON-FICTION
Released: June 17, 1963

"A cognoscenti conversation piece."
This is part of a large scale Critique of Dialectical Reason in which Sartre, French eminence grise, formally acknowledges Marxism as the 20th century's only philosophy and existentialism as a subordinate ideology working within it. Read full book review >

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THE MOON CAME DOWN ON MILK STREET by Jean Gralley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A gentle, heartfelt tribute to those who work together in emergencies. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's a touch of In the Night Kitchen to this dreamlike, comforting episode. Read full book review >