Search Results: "Karla Goldman"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

A thorough survey of the innovations introduced into the American synagogue in the 19th century by the Reform movement, focusing on the Jewish woman's gradual religious emancipation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY DOG by Karla Kuskin
ANIMALS
Released: March 21, 1994

"Any child who's been blessed with a similar release- -whether from school, city, or something less concrete—will relate to the dog's euphoria. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Repeating this gentle, lyrical poem—about a city dog's response to being at large in the country—on a single page at the end is a nice touch; seeing the lines reassembled, readers can better appreciate the play of sound and sense. Read full book review >

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THE EXTRAORDINARY MR. QWERTY by Karla Strambini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A picture book that celebrates creativity and imagination…and the courage to share them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Imaginative illustrations and spare words present deep themes in this picture book. Read full book review >

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TALES OF THE LAVENDER MENACE by Karla Jay
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Thoughtful, witty and informative, this memoir captures the fervor and exuberance of those years when young idealists stenciled T-shirts and marched to change the world—and perhaps they did. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Oh, to be young and a radical lesbian in the late 1960s and early '70s—here is a sharp and funny account of what it was like. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOAP SOUP by Karla Kuskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1992

"The cheerfully unassuming illustrations, often interspersed with the words, make a perfect complement. (Poetry/Easy reader. 4-8)"
``Ice and cream./Sleep and dream./Some words seem/to go together,'' remarks Kuskin early in this casual-seeming but carefully crafted cycle of verses, whose ideas move as smoothly from one to the next as the ``Wind and weather'' on the first page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCHLANDS by Karla Kuban
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1998

"Kuban, a recent Pushcart-winner, provides some lovely descriptions of the western landscape; it's too bad her characters aren't equally vivid."
A polished but unpersuasive first novel about a teenager coming to grips with her family and her pregnancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Speaking in Tungs by Karla Jay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2015

"An often intriguing story, despite a few too many plot elements, that shows the disparate ways that speech therapy can help people regain their voices."
In Jay's debut novel, a speech therapist moves to the small town of Tungston, Pennsylvania—locally known as "Tungs"—and finds colorful characters and a little mystery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA AND TATTLETALE ZEKE by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2015

"An unfocused effort overall, both in illustration quality and in plot development. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A tiny Yorkshire terrier named Lola narrates her third entry in a series, this time focusing on a new addition to the family, her fellow Yorkie named Zeke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORIS AND STELLA AND THE PERFECT GIFT by Dara Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An inclusive, accessible interpretation of O. Henry's beloved story and a 'perfect gift' for families who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of big-city bears celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas Eve in their shared apartment in this sweet, age-appropriate story that borrows the structure of O. Henry's classic Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA GOES TO WORK by Marcia Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Tiny and gentle, but powerful just the same. (Informational picture book. 3-10)"
Not all working dogs are big and powerful, like police or rescue dogs. Some are tiny and gentle, like little Lola, a 5-pound Yorkshire terrier from California certified as a therapy dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARTY DRAMA! by Ida Siegal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"The series continues to be noteworthy. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Emma, the plucky investigative journalist-to-be, is back with another story to report. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE RED APPLE by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"Growth and change become wondrous things in this well-conceived and -executed nature story. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Readers follow an apple from tree to market to mouth; when birds pick the seeds from the nibbled core, a tree sprouts, bursting with blossoms in spring and providing a new crop of apples in summer. Read full book review >