Search Results: "Patricia Romanowski"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 1994

"By the end, Funicello is able to look back without taking any of it, especially albums like Italianette and Hawaiianette, too seriously. (Doubleday Book Club selection)"
The girl next door tells all. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 4, 1991

"A plodding narrative, replete with maudlin clichÇs about good living, that may comfort the faithful but will leave cynics even more dour."
Psychic Anderson is back, with more long-winded cosmic messages of love and advice for better living. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2002

"Extraordinary people with extraordinary experiences—all expressed in leaden prose that drags to earth a story that should soar."
In language most hackneyed, a mother relates her daughter's struggle to survive pediatric HIV/AIDS and her emergence as a spokesperson for AIDS awareness. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA BOSWORTH
by Gerald Bartell

In a series of successful biographies, Patricia Bosworth trained the spotlight on four major American artists: Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Diane Arbus, and Jane Fonda. Now, in The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan, Bosworth takes center stage.

The memoir follows her life and career from the 50s through the early 60s as ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CLARA AND DAVIE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Not up to Polacco's usual standard. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From her apparently inexhaustible font of family stories, Polacco chooses one about Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross and a distant relative by marriage. Read full book review >

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MR. WAYNE'S MASTERPIECE by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Like Polacco's Thank You, Mr. Falker (1998) and others, an inspiring tale made all the more so by its roots in life. (Picture book. 7-10)"
The terrible fear of speaking in public in front of others—no words will come out, no terror like it—is given passionate form in Polacco's latest, based, as her books often are, on an event from her own life. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING CUP by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"History, religious persecution, immigration, and the skeins of faith and love that connect a family are all knit together in this powerful, accessible and deeply affecting story. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Polacco has a gift for turning her own family stories into picture books that can touch the hearts of all. Read full book review >

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JUST IN TIME, ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Rounded off with an afterword noting where some historical details have been telescoped, the episode will take a strong grip on readers' hearts and minds both. (Picture book. 9-12)"
The creator of January's Sparrow (2009) and Pink and Say (1994) sends two modern lads back to the Civil War for an encounter with President Lincoln and a shocked gander at an Antietam battlefield. Read full book review >

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OH, LOOK! by Patricia Polacco
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A natural companion to 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'—and the kids (of the human variety) will delight in the obstreperous goats and their amusing antics. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The old, circular story "Goin' on a Lion Hunt" provides the impetus for a similar story about three goats who escape their pen for a day of high adventure in this humorous offering from a devoted goat owner. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ABOUT HENSLEY’S by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"While in reality such a story may not end so perfectly, readers will be happy to see that the bubble that encloses Hensley's does not burst. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Hensley's is not an ordinary store. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS TAPESTRY by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The gentle, reassuring message, suggested to Jonathan by his kindly father, is that 'the universe unfolds as it should,' even when we don't understand the pattern of the tapestry. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This longer Christmas story centers on an embroidered tapestry purchased to hang in a church for the Christmas Eve service. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, MR. FALKER by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Polacco's disdain for all the other teachers and the students intrudes on Trisha's more profoundly heartbreaking perspective; the book lacks the author's usual flair for making personal stories universal. (Picture book. 5-9)"
An autobiographical tribute to Polacco's fifth-grade teacher, the first adult to recognize her learning disability and to help her learn to read. Read full book review >