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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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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INCONVENIENT by Margie Gelbwasser
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 10, 2010

"However, the other important thread, Alyssa's growing attraction to fellow runner Keith, is stronger and better integrated, though readers will guess its strongly telegraphed surprise. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Alyssa, the daughter of Russian Jews who came to America when she was four, lives in suburban New Jersey, where on the surface everything is smooth. Read full book review >

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THE WONDER WORM WARS by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Palatini is least effective when she employs sarcasm and too-hip dialogue, but perfectly at home evoking scenes of family warmth and camaraderie. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When Palatini (Moosetache, p. 386, etc.) allows the nine- year-old narrator, Elliot, to get past his penchant for name- calling and his smart-aleck, center-of-the-universe attitude, readers will find a good story in the offing, about boy-girl role reversal. 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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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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NO BITING LOUISE by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Mark Burchall (2001), or Elizabeth Verdick's Teeth Are Not for Biting, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen (2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A knockoff from two respected veterans who usually do better. Read full book review >

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SHELLY by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

Afflicted with three bossy big sisters, Shelly stays inside his shell—literally so in Francis's lighthearted illustrations, which feature a family of ducklings in human dress and surroundings—until they give up badgering him to do the sorts of things that they like to do. Read full book review >

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STINKY SMELLY FEET by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Story-time audiences will delight at this offering, especially when delivered as hammily as possible. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Douglas Duck is very smitten with Dolores, and she is quite smitten with him. Read full book review >