Search Results: "Jennifer Fleischner"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2003

"Still, an important, absorbing addition to the vast Lincoln library."
Meticulous reconstruction of the relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly, a former slave who became the First Lady's personal dressmaker and confidante. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOBODY’S BOY by Jennifer Fleischner
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Fleischner's biography of Elizabeth Keckly, Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship between a First Lady and a Former Slave (2003), will reward older readers who want to know more. (Fiction. 10+)"
Eleven-year-old George is a slave who is coming to hate his condition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE INUIT by Jennifer Fleischner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A charming fable follows the main text. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
A well-written book in the Native American series, covering the Inuit of northern and western Alaska and the northern coast of Canada, and providing a colorful and educational sketch of their habitat and lifestyle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"This is a well-written biography that also sheds light on one of America's darkest and most bitter eras. (bibliography) (Biography. 9-12)"
Bold, black wood-block prints turn this memorable book about the life of a slave into a work of art. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE THE BLANKIE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"Why couldn't Doris have just kept Frankie as her beloved blankie? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Doris the gorilla tries to make others respect her attachment to her blankie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH, DODO! by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A charming, cozy read-aloud with lots of visual interest. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A clueless little dodo stumbles into several adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FUNNY LITTLE BIRD by Jennifer Yerkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"This highly original and thought-provoking picture book will appeal to the peek-a-boo sensibilities of the youngest readers and also have aesthetic appeal for parents. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The funny little white bird is almost invisible against his white background, unnoticed and, consequently, sad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICK 'N' PUG MEET THE DUDE by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Skip this one in favor of Sattler's Uh-Oh, Dodo! (2013) and Pig Kahuna (2011). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Odd-couple friends Chick and Pug return in a nonsensical tale so slender that it barely registers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEE YOU LATER, MOM! by Jennifer Northway
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"This straightforward tale of a boy's adjustment to preschool is not a new story, but the presence of children of various races adds a realistic touch, and it will provide warmth and reassurance to children who may be nervous about starting school. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Many children are anxious about starting school, and William is no exception. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEED BUNNY by Jennifer  Selby
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"An ebullient take on an important rite of passage. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Selby (Beach Bunny, 1996) offers another affectionate and accurate portrayal of the bond between parents and preschoolers. Read full book review >