Search Results: "Neil Waldman"


BOOK REVIEW

VOYAGES by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"A good match with Candace Fleming's description of these events in The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary (2008). (author's note, annotated sources) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Imagine finding an old journal in the attic, a journal with pages worn and brown with age and written by Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"Absolutely marvelous. (Picture book. 8-12)"
In 1951, it was common to see Willie Mays playing in the streets of Harlem with the neighborhood stickball teams. Read full book review >

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WOUNDED KNEE by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"However, there is little else available on Wounded Knee, and for careful readers, this might be a useful place to start. (bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Waldman's (The Wisdom Bird, 2000, etc.) account of the massacre at Wounded Knee is accessible to young readers, but troubling in its lack of documentation. Read full book review >

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A LAND OF BIG DREAMERS by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"For deeper research, students will have to look elsewhere but could use this book as an excellent starting point. (Collective biography. 8-11)"
Thirteen prominent American men and women are briefly profiled in this collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN CITY by Neil Waldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Although they are not on the whole very detailed, the architectural drawings are accurate and evocative. (chronology) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7- 11)"
A sentimental account of Jewish history, seen through the lens of Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISED LAND by Neil Waldman
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Heavy on text and not likely to appeal to a younger crowd. (Picture book. 11+)"
Waldman (Too Young For Yiddish, p. 106, etc) begins by asking why of all the ancient cultures and religions of the Mediterranean only the Jews have survived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT by Sarah Waldman
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A joyous use of contemporary graphics to retell the first story. (Picture book. 3+)"
The illustrator's daughter, 13, stays close to the text as it appears in Genesis, varying repetitions a bit (``It was all very good'') and ad-libbing some embellishments (``the softer light of the moon would shine through the nights, with the help of twinkling stars''); she also adds a ``Storyteller's Note'' on the creation story as a reminder ``to take care of our beautiful planet.'' The text, white on black in an elegant face, makes a stylish foil for art in luminous stained-glass hues, artfully composed of mosaic-like passages of dabs of color, larger areas in solid tones, decorative grace notes, and stylized figures- -e.g., an extraordinary portrait of Adam and Eve, where Waldman's freewheelingly unrealistic use of brilliant color is particularly striking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WISDOM BIRD by Sheldon Oberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

In a riddle tale based on several African and Middle Eastern antecedents, the wisest man in the world meets the wisest woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA LION by Ken Kesey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"An unusual fantasy, fine for reading aloud, in format that will recommend it as a gift item. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In an original tale that draws on the folklore of the Pacific Northwest Indians, a boy whose assigned task is making spoons outwits a supernatural visitor disguised as a majestically tall stranger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jay Barbree
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 8, 2014

"A wholly admiring assessment of Armstrong the aviator and Armstrong the man."
A longtime NBC News space correspondent looks back on the aviation career of the first man to set foot on the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAYOU LULLABY by Kathi Appelt
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1995

"As a result, there is little flow between images, and much of the lyricism would be lost if Appelt's verse weren't strong enough to stand on its own. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A Louisiana lullaby, set to honeyed Cajun verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIND THAT WANTED TO REST by Sheldon Oberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A quiet story with lessons to teach about benevolence. (afterword) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Wind, old and tired, searches for a resting place. Read full book review >