Search Results: "Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson"


BOOK REVIEW

MY MAMA SINGS by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"Lovely as an old song, Peterson's words are beautifully extended in Speidel's richly luminous pastel art, where the boy and his mother share work, music, and a sense of their family history in perfect amity. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``My mama sings me no new songs./We get along with used tunes,'' begins this young African-American's lyrical description of Mama's melodies. Read full book review >

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DON’T FORGET WINONA by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The first-hand voice brings the journey to life, personalizing the hardships the family weathers and characterizing an unforgettable little girl. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
As drought forces a family from their farm in Oklahoma, their trip west via Route 66 is recounted in first-person voice by the older sister of Winona, a rambunctious little girl who loves to laugh, sing, and run around instead of listening to her sister, who's responsible for her. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"The heavy-handed touch of the writing notwithstanding, this book does its part to meet the persisting need for both memorials and tributes to all affected by HIV."
Like panels in the famous AIDS quilt, but restricted in scope to one small town, these interviews with residents of Provincetown, Mass., tell yet more stories of those afflicted by HIV. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

In an immoderately engaging profile of arguably the most visible and widely known public artists alive today, Greenberg and Jordan retrace the duo's career and capture a sense of the wonder that their large-scale projects evoke. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Bound to become a must-have app for tech-savvy birders."
Peterson's Field Guides were made to be taken, quite literally, into the field to help birdwatchers and nature lovers quickly identify specimens that often appear and disappear in a matter of seconds. It remains to be seen whether Appweavers' new iPhone and iPad app of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt classic will improve on the book's utility, but several of the app's features, however, suggest they might. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"Ridley has definitely done her homework in recognizing Baret as an overlooked but important historical figure."
Dense, inquisitive biography of the first woman to circle the globe by sea. Read full book review >

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HOW ANGEL PETERSON GOT HIS NAME by Gary Paulsen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Related with the author's customary matter-of-fact tone and keen comic timing, these episodes will not only keep young readers, of both sexes, in stitches, they're made to order for reading aloud. (Biography. 10-12)"
Dedicated to all 13-year-old boys ("The miracle is that we live through it"), Paulsen's latest collection of possibly autobiographical anecdotes, his most hilarious yet, celebrates that innate impulse to try really stupid stunts, just to see what happens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE WE MET by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"Astute readers will pick up on clues that things aren't right before the hapless Hannah, but they'll still enjoy this well-drawn, taught thriller all the way to the end."
Whitehouse's latest (The House at Midnight, 2008, etc.) examines the relationship between two newlyweds following the husband's disappearance; the wife knows little about his past. Read full book review >

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MOBILE LIBRARY by David Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"An offbeat narrative that struggles to gain traction with adult readers."
A precocious 12-year-old boy joins a cast of quirky characters in this surprising adventure novel. Read full book review >

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KEEP YOU CLOSE by Lucie Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A first-rate psychological thriller about the decisions we make that forever define us."
A woman retraces an estranged friend's last days following her seemingly accidental death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Whitehouse takes readers on a richly rewarding journey through space and time in this scientific travelogue."
In the spirit of Jules Verne's popular classic Journey to the Center of the Earth, Royal Astronomical Society fellow Whitehouse (The Sun: A Biography, 2005, etc.) describes how modern advances in geology provide insight into the evolution and dynamic structure of the Earth. Read full book review >