Search Results: "Laura Whipple"


BOOK REVIEW

ERIC CARLE'S ANIMALS ANIMALS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: Aug. 17, 1989

"A treat!"
First, a word for the anthologist: the 62 poems Whipple has assembled as companions to Carle's flamboyant art are so splendid that they could easily stand alone; such greats as Dickinson, Sandburg, and Kipling appear along with numerous children's favorites—e.g., Worth, Behn, Coatsworth. Read full book review >

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IF THE SHOE FITS by Laura Whipple
POETRY
Released: June 1, 2002

A deeply satisfying version of the Cinderella tale, in the story-in-verse form that has become so popular in the past few years. Read full book review >

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ERIC CARLE'S DRAGONS DRAGONS by Laura Whipple
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A second well-chosen, gorgeously illustrated collection of poetry in the style of Animals Animals (1989). Read full book review >

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CRITTERS by A.B.C. Whipple
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Of particular interest to those with an appreciation—and a soft spot—for backyard fauna. (Eleven lovely line drawings accompany the text)"
Primarily known as the author of numerous naval history books (To the Shores of Tripoli, 1991, etc.), Whipple turns his attention here to an investigation—via both firsthand observation and research—of the local wildlife that live in and about his Greenwich, Connecticut, neighborhood. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF IVY & SORROW by Natalie Whipple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 15, 2014

"With unwavering BFFs, stolen kisses, red herrings and a variety of spells, there's something for chick-lit, romance, mystery and fantasy fans alike. (Supernatural romance. 13-18)"
If being an adolescent already feels like a curse, try life as a modern teenage witch. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 18, 1991

"Americana at its rousing and resonant best."
America's first hostage crises date back to its formative years, when Muslim pirates operating out of city-state ports along North Africa's Barbary Coast preyed on its merchant vessels in the Mediterranean. Read full book review >

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TRANSPARENT by Natalie Whipple
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2013

"A great fit for fans of unusual love interests, happily free of all the brooding of Twilight. (Science fiction/romance. 13 & up)"
An invisible girl finds it hard to hide in this X-Men-meets-The Godfather debut. Read full book review >

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SNOOKER GLEN by D.F. Whipple
Released: Dec. 4, 2006

"Tension is high as community and corporate power go toe-to-toe in this rural narrative."
Corporate powers take on the gritty and inimitable coal miners of Snooker Glen, Ky., during the strike of 1972. Read full book review >

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THE GATEKEEPERS by Chris Whipple
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A well-researched, well-written review of a unique government position—informative for the general public and an insightful blueprint for the new administration."
Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Whipple chronicles the roles as well as the successes and failures of White House chiefs of staff from the Richard Nixon to Barack Obama administrations. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WOODFORD BRAVE by Marcia Thornton Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A mild and appealing historical tale with relevance to current events, as the author points out in her note. (bibliography, further resources.) (Historical fiction/graphic hybrid. 8-12) "
Cory Woodford is eager to prove his bravery, just like his grandpa, a World War I hero, and his dad, serving in World War II. Read full book review >