Search Results: "Meredith F. Small"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Small is the first to admit she doesn't have all the answers; what she does point out is how much lore we need to unlearn, and that is the beginning of wisdom. (15 b&w photos, not seen)"
The short answer is, ``Not much.'' Small (Anthropology/Cornell) is a student of primate behavior, particularly pertaining to mating and parenting. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"No breakthrough research here, but neatly packaged information that elicits new respect for babies and their ability to survive and thrive, whether in the Kalahari or in Chicago."
A look at the not-so-new idea that how babies eat, sleep, and cry is determined by the culture into which they are born—including a subtext that the ever-evolving parenting mode in the US may still not be all that baby-friendly. Read full book review >

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MEREDITH WADMAN
by Alexia Nader

Meredith Wadman found the story that would become her first book The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease in a reader letter in a 2012 edition of Science magazine. In response to a policy forum about whether tissue donors should be compensated for their contribution to medical research, prompted by Rebecca Skloot’s book The Immortal ...


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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BABY BRIGHT by Samantha Meredith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A genial and gentle offering for the youngest readers. (Board book. 0-1)"
Simple graphics in black, white, green, yellow and gold foil introduce babies to a variety of animals and objects. Read full book review >

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HOOVER'S BRIDE by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As usual, Small displays both sharp wit and a lively imagination, but this is flat next to his other books, which are mostly about the value of being different rather than its perils. (Picture book. 6-8)"
More rhymed foolery from Small (George Washington's Cows, 1994, etc.), with an ending that may seem cold-hearted to some, and subtexts that don't bear too much scrutiny. Read full book review >

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STITCHES by David Small
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Graphic narrative at its most cathartic."
Emotionally raw, artistically compelling and psychologically devastating graphic memoir of childhood trauma. Read full book review >

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A MOMENT IN TIME by Bertrice Small
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"More popular diddly-squat, quite popular, from Small (Lost Love Found, 1989, etc.)."
Romantic twaddle that Small easily spins, with fantasy amid an airy narrative with the expected yodel of hyperventilating sex. Read full book review >

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RUBY MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Sensible message; good fun. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A satirical parable, buoyed up by delicious visual whimsy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S COWS by David Small
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Small (Ruby Mae Has Something to Say, 1992, etc.) may be on to a brand of you-were-there history that could yield some important understandings. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
The night they drove poor George Washington into politics. Read full book review >

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THE UNDERNEATH by Kathi Appelt
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Aided by Small's lively illustrations, Appelt intricately weaves these animals' ancient stories into Puck's survival saga to produce a magical tale of betrayal, revenge, love and the importance of keeping promises. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When fate separates them, an old hound dog and two foster kittens survive the dangers of the bayou to find one another. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNEY by Sarah Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2001

"Hannah's straightforward voice limns a warm appreciation for urban bustle while longing for, and loving, her much different rural life, with its strong religious and familial ties. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Young Hannah is visiting Chicago with her mother and her mother's friend, leaving their Amish farm for a week in the city. Read full book review >