Search Results: "Jeanette Ingold"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BURN by Jeanette Ingold
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"An afterword by the author and suggestions for further reading will inform readers more about this spectacular but little-known event in American history. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Born of sparks from trains, the working fires of homesteaders and miners, the campfires of hoboes, and lightning coursing down from the summer sky, the fires joined as a wall of flame, an "orange hell" that consumed two-and-a-half-million acres of public forest land by the time it was done. Read full book review >

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PAPER DAUGHTER by Jeanette Ingold
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"Lacking ties to character motivation and choices, even the accurate historical detail rendered here is reduced to cultural wallpaper. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Maggie Chen, 16, an intern at a Seattle newspaper who is grieving her journalist father's recent death, is shocked to discover that he fabricated his family history. Read full book review >

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PICTURES, 1918 by Jeanette Ingold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The element of mystery about the fire, gratifyingly played out, leads to a satisfying, fully-rounded conclusion. (Fiction. 10-12)"
An innovative novel from Ingold (The Window, 1996, etc.), in some ways reminiscent of Patricia MacLachlan's Journey (1991), where photography serves as the metaphor for a clarifying of many kinds of vision. Read full book review >

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HITCH by Jeanette Ingold
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"A good match with her The Big Burn (2002) also set in Montana. (bibliography) (Fiction. 12-14)"
Branded a no-good like his father, Moss Trawnley joins the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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MOUNTAIN SOLO by Jeanette Ingold
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Frederick's story is less compelling than Tess's, and Tess's narrow-minded, ambitious mother is written too simply, but Tess's passion and struggle for her music sing melody, harmony, and detail. (Fiction. YA)"
In a strikingly beautiful scene, Tessie, not yet six, hears a Mozart symphony she's never heard before, transcribes it into colors in her head, crayons it onto page after page, and is then able to play it on her violin. Read full book review >

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THE WINDOW by Jeanette Ingold
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"That element, however, doesn't steal the story's credibility; the scenes outside the window are carried to a wistful, grieving Mandy like whispers on the wind. (Fiction. 12+)"
After the car accident that leaves her blind and kills her mother, Mandy, 15, goes to live with her elderly great-aunt and uncles in Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rosyland by Doug Ingold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A skillfully written novel with plenty of intrigue, plot twists, and romance."
The need for revenge runs deep in Ingold's (Square, 2014, etc.) latest mystery/thriller.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"For a contrast in depth and documentation, see Claire A. Nivola's recent Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (2008). (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-7)"
Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai's work to reverse the deforestation of Kenya garners Winter's signature treatment: a spare, reverential text and stylized, reductionist paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANGELINA’S ISLAND by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2007

Angelina misses Jamaica, and even though her mother says New York is home now, it certainly doesn't seem like it. Read full book review >

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MY BABY by Jeanette Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2001

"Winter, as she did in My Name Is Georgia, uses a real artist's work as the basis for a visual feast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's a beautiful pattern and rhythm in the sound and sense of this story, whose images echo the music of its language. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF PALE MALE by Jeanette Winter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Her style is iconic rather than realistic (the urban clouds in rosy heart shapes as the hawks soar together are but one example of their charm) but young readers will get it right away, and upon repeated, joyous readings. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Winter's luminous, hieratic style, with its velvety rich color and carefully shaped geometry, is eminently suited for the now-famous story of Pale Male, the Red-tailed Hawk who lives in New York City. Read full book review >