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 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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WHO ARE YOU, LINDA CONDRICK? by Patricia Carlon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A vintage 1962 whodunit: clever, understated, and altogether expert, though its did-she-or-didn't-she dynamic lacks the edge marking the best of the eight mysteries by Carlon (Death by Demonstration, 2001, etc.) already to reach American shores."
For years, the Forst family, sheepherders in the Australian outback's remote Leumah Valley, have depended on the bounty of matriarchal Ella Forst. 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 >