Search Results: "Judith Schiess Avila"


BOOK REVIEW

CODE TALKER by Chester Nez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"A unique, inspiring story by a member of the Greatest Generation."
A firsthand account of how the Navajo language was used to help defeat the Japanese in World War II. Read full book review >

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WOMAN WHO GLOWS IN THE DARK by Elena Avila
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

An autobiographical account of how a psychiatric nurse specialist became a folk medicine healer; this also explains the origins and practice of one of the oldest forms of medicine in the New World. Read full book review >

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THEA'S TREE by Judith Clay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"With its droll paintings and fablelike story, the book will appeal to those whose tree-hugging instincts and good wishes for the Earth's future are intact. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although Thea has grown up in an ugly brick city without trees, flowers or plants (is it in Europe or North America?), her parents remember trees with fondness. Read full book review >

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IN STYLE WITH GRANDMA ANTOINETTE by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Frivolous but fun, this delivers a tantalizing, humorous exhibition of the ups and downs of this secret world of glamour. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Caseley's trendy tale of hair salon hijinks will appeal to the inner divas of young readers. Read full book review >

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MR. GREEN PEAS by Judith Caseley
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"If there are parts of the country in which an iguana is not as unusual as Mr. Green Peas suggests, it detracts not a whit from this good, light fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Norman Slope doesn't know much about pets before he goes to nursery school, and his parents would have been happy if things had stayed that way. Read full book review >

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THE NOISEMAKERS by Judith Caseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"The book doesn't waste much sympathy on the victims, but it may give some kids—and parents—a fresh point of view on their own behavior. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When their mothers take obstreperous Sam and Laura to a library, a restaurant, and a department store, the children are so uproarious that they have to leave each one. Read full book review >