Search Results: "Judi K. Beach"


BOOK REVIEW

NAMES FOR SNOW by Judi K. Beach
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The quiet verbal and visual rhythms makes this feasible bedtime reading, but children may wonder when Mama is going to get around to answering the question, feeling left out in the cold by what she does say. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child's question ("Mama, what is snow?") launches a high-toned reply, illustrated with wintry, elaborately detailed rural scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRKLUS by Ahsumma Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2008

"Cheeky, tongue-in-cheek mock fantasy not without flaws, but captivates nonetheless."
When their realm is invaded by a tyrant determined to exterminate all magic, apprentice spellcasters/orphans Dirklus and Annah are caught between opposing armies of pirates, dwarves, knights, comically greedy merchants, big-hearted prostitutes and their conflicted feelings for each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAT AND FURIOUS by Judi Hollis
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"Hollis offers the usual self-help lingo, realistically, if sometimes simplistically, examining issues of power and gender to offer a slightly different approach to eating disorders. (Author tour)"
Hollis (Fat is a Family Affair, not reviewed) maps the journey of self-examination that women must take to heal food obsessions She contends that we are seeing epidemic levels of compulsive eating, anorexia, and bulimia, and that these eating disorders stem from rage toward the ``mother-daughter wound'' as mothers, not knowing any better, pass on lies, pain, and disappointment to their daughters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 9, 1992

"Glossary; chronology; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The heroic efforts of the International Crane Foundation to preserve a severely endangered species through education, a multinational breeding program, and an airlift of eggs from Siberia to central Wisconsin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2004

"The straight stuff: sobering, eye-opening, and not all that sanguine."
A Texas journalist assembles and dissects the facts surrounding the 1998 death of David "Gypsy" Chain, an activist killed in California's Humboldt County Redwood forest when a logger felled a tree nearby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAIN! by Judi Abbot
by Judi Abbot, illustrated by Judi Abbot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"While this isn't guaranteed to lessen readers' own obsessions, it sure is fun to read aloud. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A train ride is a mind-opening experience for a young train lover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

420 CHARACTERS by Lou Beach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"An adroit experiment that marries linguistic restraint to literary cool."
Eclectic, vivid moments in time, delivered in the exacting limits of social media. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1993

"An enthusiastic report by a man in love with his subject, best read on a cold winter's night. (Twelve color, 43 b&w illustrations)"
In a lighthearted homage to a threatened way of life, an American anthropologist recalls his first year among the Saami reindeer herders of Lapland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MOM by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Books about moms and their appreciative children abound. Pass on this lackluster offering. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A mother tiger and her two cubs show their love for each other in this slim tale. Read full book review >