Search Results: "Peggy Murphy Widder"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Choppily told, but well-researched and sufficiently bolstered by SassÇ's insider's view of the case to appeal to anyone interested in keeping up with America's continuing cult-murder saga. (Photographs—not seen.)"
Murder by scripture dominates this compelling if unevenly told story about kidnapping and mass murder performed by an extremist faction of Latter-day Saints. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, GORILLA by Peggy Rathmann
ANIMALS
Released: April 13, 1994

"Delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
As the sleepy keeper bids him good night, Gorilla snitches his keys; then he creeps after him, letting the other animals out. Read full book review >

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THE DAY THE BABIES CRAWLED AWAY by Peggy Rathmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"At least as inventive and captivating as 10 Minutes Till Bedtime, this is bound to be a similar hit with children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Caldecott Medalist Rathmann scores again with this rhymed tale of a child's struggles to chaperone a wayward flock of errant babies, illustrated in vivacious, finely-cut silhouettes. Read full book review >

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10 MINUTES TILL BEDTIME by Peggy Rathmann
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The colors are clear and cheerful; the boy, with his saucer eyes and fuzzy slippers, will enchant any child who has listened to a similar countdown to lights out. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Rathmann (Officer Buckle and Gloria, 1995, etc.) offers a loony look at the shank of one child's evening in this manic picture book. Read full book review >

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RUBY THE COPYCAT by Peggy Rathmann
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

At first, when new-girl Ruby imitates Angela, Angela takes it in good part: they must be kindred spirits. Read full book review >

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THE MANY FACES OF JOSEPHINE BAKER by Peggy Caravantes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A fascinating, compelling story of a remarkably resilient woman who overcame poverty and racial prejudice to become an international celebrity. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 13-18)"
An honest, revealing portrait of the famed entertainer and activist who was born into extreme poverty and became an international iconic star of the Jazz Age. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Ada's courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds makes for a worthy read. (endnotes, black-and-white photos, source information) (Biography. 11-18)"
Determined to raise money to provide medical care for her tubercular son, 23-year-old Alaska Native Ada Blackjack accompanied four white explorers on an expedition to settle uninhabited Wrangel Island, far off the coast of Alaska, in August 1921. Read full book review >

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TELLING THE BEES by Peggy Hesketh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2013

"An intermittently arcane but undeniably original debut."
Friendship between two beekeepers leads to tragedy. Read full book review >

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Potato In A Rice Bowl by Peggy Keener
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2010

"Endearing, affectionate, and often funny reminiscences."
A lighthearted debut memoir about a young Colorado mother's full-on collision with Japanese culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 15, 2002

"An inspiring and hard-to-put-down celebration of natural childbirth."
A joyous account, packed with warm and wonderful stories, though tinged at the end with sorrow. Read full book review >