Search Results: "Madeline Wikler"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"An empowering message for concerned parents. (Author tour)"
Cogent evidence that media violence encourages aggression, desensitization, and pessimism in young people, combined with clear advice to parents on how to protect their children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE IN THE DARK by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This depiction rings true in its portrayal of the paralysis of fear and the power of the right circumstances to motivate change. (Picture book. 4-6)"
George's fear of the dark is clear from the cover, where the bedsheets are drawn up to his nose; young listeners will want to know if this ends well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Marget gives that progress reality by reporting it in human terms."
A compelling and thorough status report on bone marrow transplantation, where ``technology is shuffling...just ahead of certain death.'' Marget, a Massachusetts free-lance journalist, focuses on the work of hematologist Joel Rappeport, head of Yale's bone marrow transplant program. Read full book review >

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ALFONSE, WHERE ARE YOU? by Linda Wikler
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Spirited watercolors, in a realistic style, show all the fun. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Alfonse is a big goose compared to Little Bird, and when they play hide-and-seek together, it takes Alfonse a while to find a place large enough for cover. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE FALLEN by Madeline Wynn
Released: Oct. 12, 2014

"A strange but enrapturing read that may leave teenagers (and some adults) anticipating the next installment."
In Winn's debut paranormal YA romance, a demonic force haunts a 16-year-old and threatens to destroy everyone she loves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 19, 1991

"He'd have to be crazy not to love me''—to women whose marriages have failed, but it's weak in demonstrating its validity."
Bennett, whose husband abandoned her after 25 years of seemingly happy marriage, examines the psychodynamics of so- called wife-rejection syndrome—a term she has coined for a chain reaction that starts with a trauma provoking such anger and guilt that a husband suddenly projects a lifetime of accumulated grievances onto his mate, and that culminates in feelings of rage and acts of revenge against her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOST DANGEROUS DUKE IN LONDON by Madeline Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A thoroughly enjoyable read."
Five years after whispered accusations led a duke to take his own life, his son returns to Regency England to find out who slandered his father and exact revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

A first-person account of how a nuclear-powered principal saved a Philadelphia school in a collapsing inner-city neighborhood. Read full book review >

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EVER HEARD OF AN AARDWOLF? by Madeline Moser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Scientific names are not given, and size, range, and habitat information is sketchy, but adventuresome readers, armed with this book, will not be shy about gathering more facts on these unlovely oddities. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
This striking collaboration between a book-making veteran and a picture-book newcomer (and father-and-daughter team) introduces 20 unusual animals, among them the zorilla, naked mole rat, viscacha, uakari, vicu§a, pangolin, and okapi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"Of interest to Milosz completists—and antimodernists."
Essays that anticipate themes that Polish-born Milosz would develop in The Captive Mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WOMAN FROM HAMBURG by Hanna Krall
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"From Krall, herself born in 1937, conscience-driven reconstructions of lives that lie forever in ruins. Invaluable."
Polish-born journalist Krall (Shielding the Flame, 1986, etc.) writes true stories about real people, but does so using fiction's methods. All of her people were in or were touched by the Holocaust. Read full book review >