Search Results: "Joanne Omang"


BOOK REVIEW

INCIDENT AT AKABAL by Joanne Omang
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Indian witch), Omang's humane novel rings unerringly true: a welcome and unaccustomed portrayal of villagers and soldiers as thinking, feeling, three- dimensional characters who grapple convincingly with crisis."
The Washington Post's first female foreign correspondent joins the ranks of journalists and academics who've turned to fiction to explore revolution and repression in Central America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

123 NYC by Joanne Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Locations for each picture are specified in the endnotes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dugan revisits the streets and skyscrapers of New York City for this follow-up photo essay to ABC/NYC (2005), pairing color shots of painted or sculpted numbers from one to 20, with black-and-white views of clocks, children, wheels, architectural details, bagels, bridges and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Endnotes identify locales and people. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Photographer Dugan offers an urban alphabet, with color close-ups of letters on signs, billboards and the like (plus a line of identifying commentary) facing black-and-white shots of New York children, landmarks and street scenes seen mostly from low angles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WATER WALKER by Joanne Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An important topic is treated with grace, love, and a smidgen of humor in this delightful, necessary book. (informational note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book that tells the story of the Mother Earth Water Walkers, a group that walks to bring awareness to the importance of clean water. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

Young readers lucky enough to encounter both this book and Mordecai Gerstein's What Charlie Heard (2002) may never again hear the sounds of the world around them in quite the same way—they may be listening for music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUM! YUM!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"The clever way the rhymes are tied together makes this collection stand out above the rest—'Yum, yum,' indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Classic nursery rhymes with food themes are the focus of this delightful compilation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE by Joanne Levy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Droll middle school drama. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A lively preteen develops the "superpsychic" ability to converse with the dead, complicating her seventh-grade life in this lighthearted debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Fully realized characters and setting definitely make this one morning on Orange Street amazing. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Does the arrival of a mysterious man in a green car presage a miracle on Orange Street? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONTAGION by Joanne Dahme
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"A gripping read with a feisty heroine, despite the wordy text, often purple prose and heavy focus on water treatment. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
A spirited young woman encounters murder and deception as Philadelphia battles deadly typhoid in 1895. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"11 atmosphere. (bibliography, notes) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Looking back to a shameful but characteristic chapter in this country's history, Oppenheim wraps an angry account of the U.S. West Coast Japanese-American population's forced removal in the panic following Pearl Harbor around a heartfelt tribute to Clara Breed, a San Diego children's librarian who kept in touch with several of her evacuated young "regulars" and became an advocate for their release. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A challenging, though somewhat hyperbolic, study."
paper 0-15-600592-1 A blazing diatribe against the media for its pernicious long-term effects on children's minds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHERRY CHEESECAKE MURDER by Joanne Fluke
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"Fluke lavishes so much attention on the mechanics of location shooting that there's scant time for the murder, much less its solution."
Even the murder of its cranky director can't stop the filming of Crisis in Cherrywood or halt the snooping of Lake Eden's premier baker. Read full book review >