Search Results: "Judy Fradin"


BOOK REVIEW

VOLCANOES by Judy Fradin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2007

"Young readers will get a good sense of the awesome scale of a volcanic eruption, as well as a dose of basic background information. (maps, glossary, multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The Fradins cover well-traveled territory here in describing the causes of volcanoes and several of the better known eruptions—but they add an unusual slant by interviewing 20 scientists and eyewitnesses, tucking in brief comments from each. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An excellent and important introduction to a man who went from freedom to slavery and back again. (afterword, time line, online resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Most readers know something about the Underground Railroad, when African Americans went from slavery to freedom, but this volume presents the opposite scenario: the enslavement of thousands of free Northern blacks. Read full book review >

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Released: April 8, 1965

"An excellent outlet for exuberant young comedians, and an ideal introduction to the always popular art of puppetry."
JUDY: Well, what do you want, old lobster nose? Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY GETS FAMOUS! by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"New chapter-book readers will enjoy watching Judy's moods, and the ensuing complications, unfold. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Envious of classmate and spelling-bee champ Jessica's picture in the local paper, the irrepressible third grader introduced in Judy Moody (2000) tries for her own 15 minutes of fame. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUNCH WITH JUDY by Avi
by Avi, illustrated by Emily Lisker
ADVENTURE
Released: April 30, 1993

"Lisker's incisively sketched figures lighten the format. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a dark tale like the verso of one of Sid Fleischman's comic adventures of traveling performers, Avi explores the idea that great clowns derive power from a profound sense of the tragic. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Surefire fare for Cleary, Kline, and Hurwitz fans. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Changeable skies arch over a third-grader's moodscape in this easy-reading chapter book from the versatile McDonald (The Night Iguana Left Home, 1999, etc). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDY GARLAND by David Shipman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1993

"If you can take it, it's a great story. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Big, heart-heavy bio of Garland that—though never stylish- -holds throughout. Read full book review >

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JUDY MOODY, MOOD MARTIAN by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Even new Moody fans will find diving into the series this late in the game a pleasure. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Back again for her 12th outing, Judy tries to take the "moody" out of her name, with mixed results. Read full book review >

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SWEET JUDY BLUE EYES by Judy Collins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Despite Collins' tendency to lapse into high-toned idealism and compulsive name-dropping, this is a fascinating and even harrowing musical and personal reflection."
Famed folk singer's candid memoir about her survival in the music business despite a 20-year battle with booze. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING JUDY CHICAGO by Gail Levin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A gift for those interested in the history of American art and the history of feminism."
An engrossing, vivid study of the life and work of one of America's most important feminist artists. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1986

"She will reward her fans both young and old with this approach and win legions of new adherents to boot."
From the thousands of letters she's received, the author has selected those best suited to illustrating what bothers kids the most. Read full book review >

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MY JUDY GARLAND LIFE by Susie Boyt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Even die-hard Garland fans may wish Boyt's ardor had limits."
Fashion columnist/novelist Boyt (Only Human, 2004, etc.) obsesses over a life obsessed with Judy Garland. Read full book review >