Search Results: "Jennifer Worth"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDWIFE by Jennifer Worth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2009

"A charming tale of deliveries and deliverance."
Emulating James Herriot—except with fewer cows and more cockneys—Worth sketches a warm, amiable portrait of hands-on medical practice. 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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SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES by Richard Worth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An overview of three types of families and their particular stresses and challenges, prefaced by a statistical look at the recent dramatic changes in family structure resulting from the growing rates of divorce and teenage pregnancy. Read full book review >

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A RAGE FOR ORDER by Robert F. Worth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"A crucial portrait of a deeply troubled region."
How the Arab Spring, begun in hope, has resulted in despair. Read full book review >

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Grace Period by Melinda Worth Popham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A well-crafted autobiography that blends tense family drama with a deep, multifaceted view of spirituality and the rewards of personal edification."
In this debut memoir, a woman struggles with her daughter's illness and seeks answers while getting a graduate degree in divinity school. Read full book review >

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AT CHISTMASTIME by Valerie Worth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A treasure, twice over. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A cycle of 29 spare, exquisitely phrased poems, from ``Early December'' to ``Twelfth Night,'' concluded by ``Spring'' with its last remnant of ``a single/Crumpled strand/Of Christmas tinsel'' and its reminder that the cycle will be renewed. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2002

"Babbitt's small, exactly detailed vignettes seem to float alongside these concise, child-friendly, often (seemingly) artless poems, reinforcing their gnomic elegance. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Readers who cherish All the Small Poems, and Fourteen More (1994) will welcome this posthumous gathering of 26 more, all but three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL POEMS by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2007

"Lacking supporting material about the animals, the poet (who died in 1994) or artist, this package doesn't soar with the poems, but just to have anything available by Worth is worth noting. (Picture book/poetry. 5-12)"
Worth's shrewd economy and sharp observations characterize 23 poems illustrated with Jenkins's familiar paper collages. Read full book review >

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PUG by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Another welcome collection. (Picture book/poetry. 6-13)"
Jenkins again provides stunning collage illustrations for a posthumous collection of poems by esteemed poet Worth, following Animal Poems (2007). Read full book review >

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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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NONFICTION SPOTLIGHT
by Leila Roy

I’ve always been a fiction reader. While I’ve certainly read some nonfiction—mostly personal essays and memoirs, because of the narrative—when it comes to longform work, I’ve always been more drawn to fiction.

Serving on the Amelia Bloomer Project committee—helping to put together a list of the year’s best feminist books for readers 0-18—has forced me to broaden my reading horizons ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVE PUG by Jennifer Sattler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Thin stuff; for a satisfying love story aimed at the preschool set, seek out Robert Munsch's aforementioned classic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The odd couple gets a visit from a lady pug who is immediately smitten with Pug, aka Wonder Pug, at least according to Chick's boasts. Read full book review >