Search Results: "Jean H. Baker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2005

"A lucid account that humanizes historical figures hitherto rolled up into a single image."
Public work, private lives: a thoughtful portrait of five women's-rights pioneers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STEVENSONS by Jean H. Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Baker writes with sympathy and considerable vigor, and this fine biography takes a refreshingly long view of an important figure in recent political history."
A wide-ranging biography of perennial also-ran Adlai Stevenson which demonstrates that character is destiny. Read full book review >

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MARGARET SANGER by Jean H. Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A wealth of information about the birth-control movement and the dedicated woman who was long at the center of it."
A sympathetic biography that seeks to clear the noted birth-control pioneer's name of the charges of elitism and racism, which have darkened her reputation in recent years. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINE by Jean-Claude Baker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"No whitewash but sympathetic and gripping indeed. (Photos—32 pp.—not seen)"
Latest and perhaps best of several recent bios of Josephine Baker (e.g., Phyllis Rose's Jazz Cleopatra, 1989)—this one by the performer's semiadopted/fully discarded son (owner of a Manhattan restaurant named Chez Josephine) and Chase (The Great American Waistline, 1981, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROADWAY CHICKEN by Jean-Luc Fromenthal
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"They just can't keep pace with the references in the animated, daring text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A good-natured story about Charlie, a dancing chicken, who is discovered on Canal Street, New York City, by an agent with dollar signs in his eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 22, 1997

"But more often, their helpful book, which will be of interest to both clinicians and their clients, is written in clear-headed prose and features a significant number of useful case studies."
A succinct account of why some women have difficulties entering into ``growth-fostering'' relationships and how, with the help of therapy, they can grow in this regard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY OCTOPUS ARMS by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Though a little on the bland side, this effort should reassure little ones resting in the human arms of favorite story readers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who hasn't occasionally wished for more than two hands (or arms) in order to simultaneously accomplish all that one needs to? Read full book review >

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HICKORY DICKORY DOCK by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A great addition to the collection of 'singing' books, with the added bonus of helping readers practice counting and time-telling skills. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The familiar nursery rhyme gains new verses in this latest from Baker, who rounds out the rest of the mouse's busy hours. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE MR. AND MRS. GREEN by Keith Baker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

The big-hearted alligators introduced in Meet Mr. and Mrs. Green (2002, but reformatted as an easy reader, too) return for three more feel-good episodes. Mr. Green catches fish after fish, leaving Mrs. Green "frustrated and fishless" until he shares his secret bait: jellybeans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUACK AND COUNT by Keith Baker
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Children will regretfully wave goodbye as the ducks fly off in neat formation at the end of this brief, painless introduction to several basic math concepts. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Baker (Big Fat Hen, 1994, etc.) engages in more number play, posing ducklings in every combination of groups, e.g., "Splashing as they leap and dive/7 ducklings, 2 plus 5." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE AND SNAKE by Keith Baker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 3-8)"
Hidden among other patterns as repetitive and brightly colored as his own variegated stripes, a snake challenges readers to discover him in one picture after another: "I'm playing with toys / twisting `round vases, / weaving through baskets, / and tangling with laces.'' The text doesn't add much here, but Baker's bold, handsomely stylized art is sure to amuse with its many clever pseudo-snakes and intriguing camouflages of the real one. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S MOUSE? by Alan Baker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"A visually pleasing book that will appeal to very young children who enjoy simple books about animals. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An accordion-fold book with peek-through pages mimicking holes (e.g., in a hollow tree) through which animal characters can be seen in a three-dimensional effect. Read full book review >