Search Results: "Marthe Cohn"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"A feebly written profile in courage. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A Jewish nurse recalls her myriad adventures in WWII as a spy operating under the noses of the Nazis. Read full book review >

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JUDGE AARON COHN by Lynn Willoughby
Released: Nov. 17, 2008

"A sturdy paean to a favorite local official."
This family memoir celebrates the accomplishments of a World War II veteran and legendary juvenile-court judge. Read full book review >

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SAM SORTS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A deceptively simple, joyous introduction to set theory, with lots of other concept practice as a bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sam's got a mess, but he knows how to have fun cleaning it up: sorting it! Read full book review >

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A DAY WITH NELLIE by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Fast, clever, and fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Busy Nellie wakes up in a tangle of blankets ready to start a full day. Read full book review >

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WOULD YOU by Marthe Jocelyn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 8, 2008

"A realistic and very credible account of how one family's life is inexplicably and unexpectedly shattered. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sisters Claire and Natalie share a room, clothes and secrets until an accident separates them forever. Read full book review >

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EARTHLY ASTONISHMENTS by Marthe Jocelyn
Released: March 1, 2000

"Set in and around Coney Island and the Lower East Side of New York City in the 19th century, the novel is full of historical color while focusing on a tiny person whose courage and inner fortitude are very large, indeed. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A small but plucky and resourceful heroine stars in this novel, set in the era of P.T. Barnum and his extraordinary exhibits, from Jocelyn (Hannah and the Seven Dresses, p. 884, etc.). Read full book review >

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READY FOR SUMMER by Marthe Jocelyn
FICTION
Released: April 8, 2008

"One of four titles, one for each season."
Off with the pajamas! Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S COLLECTIONS by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A dazzling book to stimulate reader's imaginations and creativity. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers with a penchant for collecting things will be enthralled by Jocelyn's (Earthly Astonishments, 2000, etc.) youthful hobbyist and her eclectic assortment of objects. Read full book review >

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SNEAKY ART by Marthe Jocelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 26, 2013

"Good fun, even for those who do not consider themselves artists. (Nonfiction. 8 & up)"
First there were guerrilla knitters, now sneaky artists. Folks who want to create fun, temporary works of art for public places will have plenty of inspiration here. Read full book review >

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ABC x 3 by Marthe Jocelyn
ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"An uneven outing from a team that usually does better, but refreshing for its multicultural outlook. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Illustrated with simple paper-cuts in bright, high contrast colors, this trilingual alphabet pairs upper and lower case letters in a sans serif face with appropriate, if sometimes unexpected, shapes, animals or items captioned in English, Spanish and French. Read full book review >

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TWO STEPS FORWARD by Rachel Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"If it lacks some of the freshness of its predecessor, it stands nevertheless as an amiably honest snapshot of the steps' lives, a little further on down the line. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Two years after the events of The Steps (2003), Annabel and Lucy and the rest of their thoroughly blended families converge on Los Angeles for a summer of angst. Read full book review >

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GINGERBREAD by Rachel Cohn
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2002

"In spite of the relentlessly hip talk and trimmings, this is all utterly familiar, much like the spicy yet humble dessert of the title. (Fiction. YA)"
Cyd Charisse embodies the child/woman nature of adolescence as she tows her doll, Gingerbread, through life. Read full book review >