Search Results: "Liz Rosenberg"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT JAMES SAID by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Perfectly in tune with the charged emotions involved in navigating friendship and trust. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl can't help but be angry when she learns her best friend is talking about her behind her back. Read full book review >

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17 by Liz Rosenberg
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"As noted, the story itself is not particularly new—but Rosenberg's (We Wanted You, 2002, etc.) of telling it is beautifully, hauntingly effective. (Fiction. YA)"
The story of a teen's sexual coming of age, twinned with her struggles with anorexia and depression, is distinguished from so many of its ilk by an exceptionally fine and precise prose style. Read full book review >

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ROOTS & FLOWERS by Liz Rosenberg
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

Rosenberg again brings contemporary "adult" poems to a younger audience, in an appealing and intriguing format. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"His work also captures tender gestures and stirring subtleties such as the vague image of the Statue of Liberty as seen from an airplane window. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Establishing roots in a new country is hard for Iksander and his family, who had to flee their war-torn homeland. Read full book review >

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HEART AND SOUL by Liz Rosenberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1996

"As a study in depression, the book is sensitive and incisive, enhanced by a poetic writing style and skill in characterizing two teenagers at the very precipice of madness. (Fiction. 12+)"
The world of Willie Steinberg, 17, is colorless, peopled with wraiths like her mother, who spends her days in a vodka-and-tonic haze while waiting for Willie's father to return from the business trip that has so far lasted two years. Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS DAD by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Sounds like many dads out there. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Who knew the favorite topics of baseball, dinosaurs and father-son relationships could come together in such a winning combination? Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE WIND by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"While sweet, however, this just misses the tone and sense of complete package found in Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell (1995) and On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman (2006). (Picture book. 3-7)"
In a "House That Jack Built" format, a gentle verse takes a mother and father to the hospital for the birth of their child and, in a parallel tale, a mouse in from the wind for the birth of her own babies. Read full book review >

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WE WANTED YOU by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"An unsatisfactory addition to the adoption oeuvre. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rosenberg (Roots and Flowers, 2001, etc.) and Catalanotto (The Dream Shop, 2002, etc.) team up to create a love letter from a mother and father as their adopted son heads off to college. Read full book review >

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THE SCRAP DOLL by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Ballard's spare, fine-line illustrations with minimal detail are just right for this gentle, understated story concerning the sources of affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's no money for a store-bought doll, so Lydia's mother gives her a doll that her dad made long ago. Read full book review >

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MONSTER MAMA by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"A splendid book that reaches deep into truth, not all of it cozy, and comes up smiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mama may be a "monster" who lives in a cave in back of the house and frightens neighbors with her moods, but she also paints (her true calling, it seems), gardens, bakes cookies, and has "the sweetest touch in the world" when her son is ill. Read full book review >

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ON CHRISTMAS EVE by Liz Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The understated text, nighttime setting, and varied perspectives will remind many of Van Allsburg's Polar Express, but this Christmas Eve tale creates a magic all its own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Christmas Eve isn't always a time of calm, peace, and perfect plans. Read full book review >

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ELI’S NIGHT-LIGHT by Liz Rosenberg
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"Eli's independent investigation empowers him to sleep fearlessly, knowing he is able to find light whenever his world needs it—a powerful method of defusing the fear of the dark felt by many children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rosenberg (Roots and Flowers, p. 421, etc.) and Yardley (Edna, 2000, etc.) present what happens when young Eli's night-light burns out. Read full book review >