Search Results: "Penny Colman"


BOOK REVIEW

COLMAN by Monica Furlong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2004

"Furlong merits a memento mori, but this one is more of a rough draft. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Prefaced by an appreciation from Karen Cushman, this posthumously published sequel to Wise Child (1987) plunges its small band of fugitives into new adventures, but suffers from slow pacing and a general lack of internal cohesion. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The light of Colman's bright prose brings these women to the front once again, and young readers and researchers will be astonished and delighted at their bravery. (bibliography, photo credits, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Using contemporary newspaper clippings and headlines as well as photographs that capture vivid historical moments, Colman offers an overview of a subject too often neglected in children's biography. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 3, 1995

"An important contribution. (statistics, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
With this year's flurry of interest in WW II brought on by a succession of 50th Anniversary celebrations, many will be looking for serious social histories to round out the study of this period. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 2011

"This thoughtful portrayal of two complex women is further enhanced by comprehensive backmatter, making this an invaluable addition to the literature of suffrage. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Two of the most iconic figures in women's history were linked in deep friendship as well as commitment to the most contentious causes in 19th-century America: antislavery and woman suffrage. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2000

"A must-have for most collections. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A brief discussion of the development and persistence of gender roles acts as an introduction to this excellent overview of what it has meant to be a girl in this country, from pre-colonial times to the present. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Chronology; bibliography; index not seen. (Biography. 10-14)"
An informative, inspiring, and strongly sympathetic biography of a major feminist hero of the 20's, 30's, and 40's, especially effective in presenting Perkins's achievements in their historical context. Read full book review >

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THANKSGIVING by Penny Colman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The solid bibliography does include some fine resources, such as 1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving (2001) by Catherine O'Neill Grace and Margaret M. Bruchac. (author's note, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
After surveying "competing claims" for the first Thanksgiving from 1541 on, in Texas, Florida, Maine, Virginia and Massachusetts, Colman decides in favor of the 1621 event with the English colonists and Wampanoag as the first "because the 1621 event was more like the Thanksgiving that we celebrate today." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Plenty of readers will want to sit down with this one. (Index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Colman digests information from the Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Information Bureau of Chicago, and a healthy variety of other sources, producing a juicy excursion into several gross but undeniably engrossing topics. Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER MARBLE by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Another gem. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Whose marble is it? Read full book review >

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PENNY AND HER DOLL by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A doll of a beginning reader. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Following Penny and Her Song (2012), Henkes delivers an even stronger slice of anthropomorphic mouse life for beginning readers. Read full book review >

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CRAZY-PENNY by Ricky Taillefer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"A quirky but barely comprehensible novel."
Taillefer tells the story of man whose lucky coin starts to talk in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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HENNY PENNY by Vivian French
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2006

"A welcome addition to the fairy-tale genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The traditional tale gets a new—and happier—ending in this clever retelling. Read full book review >