Search Results: "Linda S. Wingerter"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN THIS? by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"While this is an idealized depiction of family life, youngsters will find nothing but comfort in these pages. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Romantic, stylized paintings surrounded by gilt-edged borders illustrate a rhyming fairy tale that details one couple's journey to domesticity. Read full book review >

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TALES ALIVE! by Susan Milord
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 17, 1998

"A collection not to be devoured in one sitting, but savored section by section. (index) (Folklore. 4-8)"
Luminous artwork, activities, and stories from around the world combine for an ethereal collection of avian folklore. Read full book review >

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ONE RIDDLE, ONE ANSWER by Lauren Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Taken down to its bare bones, the book's marriage plot is as old as the hills, but Aziza's intelligence and the lovely illustrations make it a pleasing example thereof. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A math-loving sultana challenges her suitors to solve a riddle in an original tale that puts an appealingly independent young woman in charge of a traditional fairytale-style "beauty contest." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 2003

"The swirling texture of the images makes the sensations of the New England scenes nearly tangible. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This poignant story of the magical gift a girl shares with her grandfather is a gem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE GRAIN OF SAND by Pete Seeger
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Human and animal parents in emotionally resonant settings (peering out of nighttime windows, tucking children into bed, a gallop of horses young and old racing in the rain) illuminate the simple lyrics beautifully, making a lovely bedtime read-aloud whether sung or spoken. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Folksinger Seeger's gentle lullaby, made up for his youngest daughter nearly 50 years ago, is brought to life in a different way by Wingerter's rich and warm acrylics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a disappointing lack of emotion and humor, the story feels less like a boy's adventure with his first pet and more like a manual on how to (and how not to) care for a pet snake. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Ophidiophobes beware! Readers who aren't genuine snake lovers will likely find it difficult to sink their fangs into this tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Let There Be Linda by Rich Leder
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An irreverent novel that gleefully spins the plot into preposterousness."
Estranged brothers have a chance to reconcile when pursued by a ruthless loan shark and faced with caring for their mother, just back from the dead, in Leder's (Juggler, Porn Star, Monkey Wrench, 2014, etc.) comic thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S&M by Jeffrey DeShell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

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