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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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UNDER A PIG TREE by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Joining the growing colony of self-referential meta-kid lit, this one-joke treatment has its moments. And the recipes work—for figs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A purported editing error—substituting the letter "p" for "f" on a critical word throughout—transforms a tribute to figs into an appreciation of—pigs! Read full book review >

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NO NAP! YES NAP! by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"It's so high-spirited it isn't likely to send any like-minded tots to sleep, but who cares when it's so much fun? (Picture book. 1-3)"
A lively, not-ready-for-bed tale featuring one patient mama and her exuberant tyke. Read full book review >

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GONE WITH THE WAND by Margie Palatini
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Capped with an ending as cozy as it is happy, this satisfying 'fairy's tale' offers children a bit of extra TLC, and perhaps a little nudge for some parents, too. (Picture book. 6-8)"
When a fairy godmother's wand gets that burnt look, and she doesn't even have enough "bippidy left in her to salacadoo one more pumpkin," it just may be time for a change of specialty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUBY’S PERFECT DAY by Susan Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though Ruby's previous adventures involving her group of assorted animal friends have a little more pizzazz than this quietly thoughtful tale, Ruby is still a charmer with a delightful world of her own, and the theme of satisfied solitude is an unusual one for this genre. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Charming little Ruby Raccoon returns for her third adventure for newly independent readers, illustrated with delightful watercolors of Ruby's forest home and surrounding meadows. Read full book review >