Search Results: "Patricia R Wheeler"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"Neither sugarcoated nor overly raw, a cathartic, spiritually uplifting book to help cancer survivors overcome the lasting effects of treatment and get on with their lives."
A heartfelt, well-crafted handbook about the effects of cancer treatments. Read full book review >

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JAZZ BABY by Lisa Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Exultant and infectious, from the red-and-yellow-striped endpapers to the final 'OH YEAH!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A snappy rhyming text celebrates an extended family's joyous gyrations to the jazz spinning on the turntable. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A rare correspondence from one who was part of the great blockade, and an absorbing contribution to Civil War literature."
A unique collection of wartime letters from naval officer Roswell H. Lamson, US Naval Academy class of 1862, ably edited and annotated by Pulitzer Prize—winning historian James McPherson and independent researcher Patricia McPherson. Read full book review >

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MORE SIMPLE SIGNS by Cindy Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An ideal first book on ASL, making self- instruction possible even for beginners. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A companion volume to Wheeler's earlier Simple Signs (1995, not reviewed, etc.), this cheerfully illustrated manual demonstrates the American Sign Language alphabet, plus signs for 31 basic words and phrases (e.g., stop, go, yes, please). Read full book review >

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MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS by Eliza Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2013

"Children might enjoy the round, tiny lady as she reads to her seeds by firefly light or sets them afloat from her leaf boat, but a far better choice would be Mrs. Spitzer's Garden, by Edith Pattou and illustrated by Tricia Tusa (2001). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Wheeler has a graceful way with the petals and fronds of her imaginary landscape but a harder time with the logic and metaphor of the story. Read full book review >

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GREETINGS FROM ANTARCTICA by Sara Wheeler
Released: July 1, 1999

"Key dates in Antarctic history complete this accessible profile, ideal as entry into units on the region. (maps, charts, diagrams, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In an eye-opening companion to such works as Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (1999) and Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's Ice Story (p. 66) on Shackleton, readers get a contemporary look at Antarctica. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 1992

"An important chapter in the Civil War, seen through the participants' own graphic and powerful testimony. (Twenty-five maps and 108 b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
This latest in Wheeler's long line of Civil War and WW II ``eyewitness histories'' (On Fields of Fury, 1991, etc.) follows the Union and Confederate forces in the East between September 1862 and May 1863, a time during which Robert E. Lee became renowned as one of the most brilliant commanders ever produced by America. ``Heroes of many defeats, we are not inclined to give gratuitous confidence to anyone,'' wrote a captain in the Federal Army of the Potomac to his mother. Read full book review >

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NOT WHERE I STARTED FROM by Kate Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1993

"Strong, messy, frequently indelible work by a new talent."
Two stories in Wheeler's impressive first collection take locus from her own experience as a (now disrobed) Buddhist nun in Burma—``Under the Roof'' and ``Ringworm''—and these have an unstrained shapeliness born of intimate knowledge. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A valuable addition to Civil War literature, both scholarly and popular. (120 photos)"
Whitman once said that the real history of the Civil War would never be written. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2013

"Lincoln completists will want it, but the content and concepts are covered better elsewhere."
More stories may have been told about Abraham Lincoln than any other U.S. president; here's a representative, somewhat haphazardly chosen batch, showing the popular image of Lincoln as it developed over the years. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2007

"A tremendous portrayal of this transitional paradigm to modernism."
Beautifully rendered biography of the last of the great Victorian gentlemen-adventurers, by accomplished English author Wheeler (Cherry, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >