Search Results: "Linda Elovitz Marshall"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MITZVAH MAGICIAN by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Abracadabra! Lovely magic indeed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Whenever Gabriel the great magician commands "Presto Magico," a small disaster occurs. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA ROSE'S MAGIC by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A well-stitched tale about generosity for people of all faiths. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Can sewing make magic? Read full book review >

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MOMMY, BABY, AND ME by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"An enjoyable if not exactly original outing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Will the new baby muck up the family dog's way of life? Read full book review >

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TALIA AND THE VERY YUM KIPPUR by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Both a loving family story and a deft introduction to the significance of the holiday. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
Once again, Talia (Talia and the Rude Vegetables, 2011) misunderstands her grandmother, this time for the Yom Kippur holiday "break-fast" meal.Read full book review >

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TALIA AND THE RUDE VEGETABLES by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A charming fall story loosely structured by Judaic concepts. (recipe) (Picture book. 4-6)"
A little girl's misunderstanding, the harvesting of some root vegetables and a recipe for stew merge for an amusing Jewish New Year story. Read full book review >

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THE PASSOVER LAMB by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"A satisfying addition to the Passover shelf. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
The birth of a newborn lamb adds extra challenge and meaning to a traditional Passover Seder for one little girl. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW WEAVER / TEJEDORA DEL ARCORIS by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"A buoyant, accessible, if simplified tribute to Mayan weaving. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A resourceful Maya girl crafts rainbow-colored fabric out of recycled plastic bags in this modest tale of ingenuity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE MARSHALL by Debi Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A yeoman's effort in service of an admirable subject in need of more good studies about him."
A biography of George Marshall (1880-1959) focusing on the general's overall decency rather than his strategic brilliance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSHALL THE MIRACLE DOG by Cynthia Willenbrock
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An enjoyable picture book that addresses important issues in a kid-friendly way without being preachy."
Willenbrock's heartwarming debut picture book is the autobiographical story of how she came to share her home with a special shelter dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THURGOOD MARSHALL by Juan Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Williams is uncritical of Marshall's personal flaws, but his reconstruction of Marshall makes for a lively and immensely valuable portrait of a first-rate legal mind and true American hero. (16 pages b&w photos not seen) (Author tour)"
Written with the cooperation of its subject, this is a solid, comprehensive biography that brings into focus a historical giant who has, sadly, faded from view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THURGOOD MARSHALL by James Haskins
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 31, 1992

"Bibliography; index. (Biography. 10-14.)"
Unlike Martin Luther King, Jr. and others, Marshall devotedly pursued civil rights for African Americans through legal channels. Read full book review >