Search Results: "Judith Inglese"


BOOK REVIEW

JUDITH by Nicholas Mosley
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Released: Feb. 14, 1990

Take the melodramatic core of reality from such earlier Mosley teasers as Accident and Serpent and you might end up with this high-toned, quicksilver mess about a delusional young actress named Judith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HAVE A FRIEND by Judith Inglese
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"Aims high but misses. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Staid pictures make a poor match for a child's free-flying introduction to an imaginary friend. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE SUN IN INDIA by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2014

"Though it's necessarily oversimplified, it's still a sweet introduction to one part of modern India. (Picture book. 5-8)"
King and Inglese return for the seventh book in their geographical-literacy series for young children, this time visiting India. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE SUN IN AFGHANISTAN by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Informative, if earnest and overtly purposeful. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A low-key picture of a child's life in Bamiyan, at the moment one of the war-torn country's quieter areas. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE SUN IN MYANMAR/BURMA by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Interested teachers and parents will want to use this with young children as one way to introduce children to a way of life that has compassion at its heart. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A quietly informative book takes readers through one idealized day in a Burmese village, produced with a text in English and the gracefully written Burmese language. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE SUN IN TURKEY by Dedie King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Emphasizing daily commonalities, this is a useful book on urban Turkish culture. (afterword, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Turkey's political situation is often in the news, but this book focuses mostly on the everyday life of a young child in Istanbul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOVES OF JUDITH by Meir Shalev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1999

"Even so, the village mythologizing and the proverbs ('He couldn't say the names of wine, but his frying pan laughed and his knife danced in his hand—) will warm the hearts of many."
Shalev's third English translation (Esau, 1994) is set in post-WWII Palestine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 6, 2012

"A multifaceted journey for devotees of Vertigo to contemplate and enjoy."
Last time the world heard from Judy Barton she was tumbling out of the bell tower at Mission San Juan Bautista to her death, but it turns out the ethereal beauty of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo has more to say. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"An eye-opening, provocative journey into human frailty and heroism."
The medical staff at the New Orleans prison complex heroically battles unspeakable conditions as Hurricane Katrina rips through the city. Read full book review >

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JORAH'S JOURNAL by Judith Caseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1997

"The resolution comes too easily, cramming all of Jorah's adjustment period into just a few days, but her predicament will still ring true for emerging readers. (Fiction. 7+)"
Caseley (Witch Mama, 1996, etc.) presents a hurried-up, condensed look at the first days of a third-grader in her new home. Read full book review >

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WITCH MAMA by Judith Caseley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The book becomes more of a primer on celebrating Halloween than a story about the Witch Mama. (Picture book. 4+)"
Jenna was born on Halloween; her mother was dressed up as a witch when she went into labor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHLOE IN THE KNOW by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1993

"A class trip to N.Y.C.'s Chinatown, knowledge that her own mother once unwittingly hurt her grandmother's feelings, worry over a crossing-guard's absence—these morsels make up Chloe's world; her triumphs should bring a smile. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Independent-minded Chloe, eldest child of three in the Kane family (Hurricane Harry, 1991, etc.), accompanies her mother through amniocentesis, sticks up for little brother Harry when he's unjustly accused of lying, and admits she's plagiarized a poem for her grandmother's birthday. Read full book review >