Search Results: "Marjory Wentworth"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A fact-filled, well-researched analysis. A good companion to Kathryn Sikkink's The Justice Cascade (2011)."
A man who knows whereof he speaks makes painfully clear the meaning of the abstract term "human rights." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF WONDER by Kwame Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A magnificent exploration of the poetic imagination. (Picture book/poetry. 8-14)"
Powerhouse poet Alexander, along with friends Colderley and Wentworth, offers a culturally rich collection of poetic tributes that extends the legacies of poets from around the globe. Read full book review >

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A THING OF WONDER
by Julie Danielson

Here is something poet and Newbery author Kwame Alexander writes in the preface of his brand-new book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, coming to shelves in March. I think I literally applauded when I read this, since sadly, poetry is sometimes the neglected child in language arts educational programs across the country:

“I remember reading and reading lots of ...

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BOOK REVIEW

NEVER SAY STARK NAKED by Marjory Bassett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The fairy-tale ending and many romantic conventions will be hurdles for some readers, but the heroine's fidelity to her roots gives her a compassion that seems unmistakably genuine."
Returning for her debut to a more genteel, innocent age—when a beautiful working girl could leave Kansas for Manhattan and find fulfillment—the 81-year-old Bassett finds the charms (and the liabilities) of that vintage romantic premise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALI IN WONDERLAND by Ali Wentworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"A smart, often-funny memoir."
Comedienne Wentworth revisits her privileged and precocious early years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPILY ALI AFTER by Ali Wentworth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Though the oddly unfulfilled premise remains a bungle, Wentworth charms her way to safety with her endearing reflections."
Facing her 50th birthday, Wentworth (Ali in Wonderland, 2012, etc.) embarks on an inspirational quest to self-betterment as she reflects on teachable moments from her life.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RONDO IN C by Janet Wentworth
Released: Oct. 1, 1988

"An unusual tribute to the power of music, and to the depth and diversity to be found in any group of people."
From a gifted novelist and poet for children (Joyful Noise, 1988), 13 neatly phrased lines of verse, each a succinct expression of the memory that Beethoven's piano piece evokes for one of the listeners at a recital in a large, comfortable living room: "The first squint of sunlight on the water in Maine/Lightning bolts! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 2, 2009

"Push during Women's History Month and at every other opportunity. (Biography. 12 & up)"
Jane Jacobs is an unlikely subject for a school assignment, which is unfortunate, as being required to do research would be the most likely way that many readers will discover this brief but comprehensive biography. Read full book review >