Search Results: "Margie Blumberg"


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The Scoop on Good Grammar by Margie Blumberg
Released: Nov. 17, 2013

"A thorough and useful adjunct to English textbooks and an effective reference tool."
An overview of the basics of English grammar, written at a level appropriate for both adults and children. Read full book review >

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EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

An account of York and the Lewis and Clark Expedition is two stories in one: the grandeur of the expedition and the cruelty of slavery. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

Among the best storytellers writing history today, Blumberg (The Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook, 1991, etc.) presents one of the most ambitious construction projects in modern times as a colorful tale of relentless cupidity and heroic, roughneck effort. Read full book review >

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THE REMARKABLE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN COOK by Rhoda Blumberg
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"To include 70 b&w prints (not seen); chapter notes; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The author of several notable works of nonfiction (Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, Newbery Honor, 1985) introduces a famous explorer, detailing his three voyages, placing his discoveries in their 18th-century setting, and noting their significance. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Once again, Blumberg shows her ability to combine high adventure with vivid historical detail to open a window onto the past. (source note) (Biography. 10-13)"
The life of Manjiro Nakahama, also known as John Mung, makes an amazing story: shipwrecked as a young fisherman for months on a remote island, rescued by an American whaler, he became the first Japanese resident of the US. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A great and thorough work. (b&w photos, reproductions, maps, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This well-written book guides readers through the history of the Louisiana Purchase, from Napoleon's desire to regain the province of Louisiana for the French, to the territory's purchase by the US under President Thomas Jefferson. Read full book review >

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GOOD AS GOLDIE by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"She addresses a sensitive subject for young children, deftly using humor to lighten the mood with her signature flair for the comical and giving readers a protagonist with whom they can identify. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Palatini's (Ding Dong Ding Dong, 1999) hilarious tale offers readers a kid's-eye view of sibling relationships. Read full book review >

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HOGG, HOGG, & HOG by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"That said, she may wish to consider spending slightly less time on her art in the future and more on what she does best of all: storytelling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three clever pigs are at the forefront of trendsetting when it comes to The Big City. Read full book review >

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GOLDIE IS MAD by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Although highly idealized—if only all toddler tantrums ran such a smooth course—Goldie's tale of woe and redemption is perfect for young readers learning how to manage their own roiling emotions. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A time-out gives an irate tot a chance to ponder the finer aspects of sibling relationships. Read full book review >

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GEEK CHIC by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Snappy prose coupled with graphic-novel styling holds appeal for savvy modern readers up-to-date with rapid-fire texting and instant messaging. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Tweens will celebrate the arrival of an intrepid heroine with plenty of sparkle and spunk to spare. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2000

"Readers who are untroubled by these flaws will surely admire Danielsen's strength and resourcefulness. (TV rights to CBS- TV)"
A true, and highly disturbing, recounting of a wife's worst nightmare—the ideal" husband revealed as fugitive murderer—that unfortunately provides a textbook example of how overheated, emotionally wrought writing will serve to obscure dramatic coherence. Read full book review >