Search Results: "Penny Colman"


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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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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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2010

"A wildly partisan paean to Adrià and a celebration of culinary wonders."
Saveur co-founder and former Gourmet magazine columnist Andrews (The Country Cooking of Ireland, 2009, etc.) chronicles and applauds the career of Ferran Adrià, a chef whose El Bulli restaurant became a lighthouse of innovation and experimentation. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"With its brief, straightforward narrative, Colman's informative book seems to be intended for children, though readers of any level are granted a view of a phenomenon many have likely overlooked."
This second children's book by Colman (The Bald Eagle's View of American History, 2006) tells the story of the overfishing of cod off Newfoundland's coast. Read full book review >

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ALL OF ONE PEACE by Colman McCarthy
NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 1994

"The brevity of the columns leaves some issues undeveloped, and McCarthy avoids some hard questions—no discussion of the Holocaust here—but he's still an admirable and unusual voice in American journalism."
A collection of essays by a syndicated Washington Post columnist whose radically nonviolent ethos regularly breaks ranks with the establishment liberal crowd. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"To be sure, Andrews makes better reading than does the general run of blurby food-trend pushers; but this sampling doesn't rate shelf-space beside such heavies as M.F.K. Fisher and John Thorne."
Andrews's Catalan Cuisine (1988) was an impressive cookbook and a captivating gastronomic travelogue. Read full book review >