Search Results: "Margie Gelbwasser"


BOOK REVIEW

PIECES OF US by Margie Gelbwasser
Released: March 8, 2012

"Suspenseful, disturbing and emotionally fraught, a strong novel for a strong stomach. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two sets of deeply damaged siblings fall apart when their once-compartmentalized worlds of school and summer connect and crash. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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DING DONG DING DONG by Margie Palatini
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Fine's luxurious palette and angled perspectives add to the broad humor. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-7868-2367-4 Outrageous puns, sly references, and wonderfully exaggerated pastels are just the ticket from the team behind Zoom Broom (1998). Read full book review >