Search Results: "Priscilla Kane Hellweg"


BOOK REVIEW

Sojourner's Truth by Priscilla Kane Hellweg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2014

"A book that effectively presents educators with the essential components of a live theatrical performance, as well as the authors' substantial research on an American icon."
A biographical play about activist and former slave Sojourner Truth (circa 1797-1883), enhanced with background information and a supplementary teachers guide. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BO PEEP by Priscilla Lamont
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Fails to live up to the high standards already in place for alternative-POV classics. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Illustrator Lamont's Nursery Rhyme Crimes series gets off to an uneven start. Read full book review >

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THE ANTS GO MARCHING by Priscilla Burris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 29, 2016

"A picnic with marching, singing, and counting equals fun for toddlers. (Board book. 1-3)"
March along with these cheerful ants, but wait—are they stealing the picnic or rescuing it from the rain? Read full book review >

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FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS by Priscilla Burris
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"This is worth a look if you're in need of cheery counting books, but it's not a must. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Every children's librarian and kindergarten teacher worth their salt knows ten versions of this finger rhyme. Read full book review >

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THE UNSCRATCHABLES by Cornelius Kane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Not the tightest mystery you've ever read, but unquestionably a tour de force."
Pseudonymous Kane's debut shows what happens when the guardians of the mean streets are a bull terrier and a Siamese cat. Read full book review >

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THE LINE BETWEEN HERE AND GONE by Andrea Kane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2012

"A light thriller with romantic elements."
Amanda Gleason's infant son, Justin, is fighting for his life, and only his father can save him. But his father, Paul Everett, is dead. Or is he? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 23, 2008

"Makes reading about multiplayer first-person shooter video gaming just as boring as reading in-depth accounts of any other sport."
New York Post entertainment features writer Kane tracks the world of competitive video gaming as it moves out of Internet cafés and into the high-stakes world of televised grudge matches. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Heartfelt, yet so threadbare of fresh material that it hardly merits even article-length treatment. (Photographs, 60-minute CD of interviews)"
Radio newsman Kane may have been the only journalist to travel with the Beatles on all the stops of their 1964-65 tour, but this recounting offers little more than a chronology of screams and adulation. Read full book review >

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WHAT MR. MATTERO DID by Priscilla Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Too much content, not enough style. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Dual narrators relate the story of a middle-school music teacher accused of improperly touching three of his students. Read full book review >

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A FACE FIRST by Priscilla Cummings
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The burn unit procedures carry a fascination of their own and will appeal to those readers who love weepy medical dramas, but Kelley's ordinariness ultimately keeps her story ordinary, too. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When 12-year-old Kelley is terribly burned in an automobile accident, she must heal not only physically, but psychologically as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECONDARY by Farrell Kane
Released: July 13, 2011

"A multilayered albeit structurally raw look inside a grief-stricken family."
In Kane's debut novel, after wealthy suburban parents lose their teenage son to a freak accident, they bring in a lookalike "secondary" to replace him. Read full book review >

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SEEDS OF DOUBT by Stephanie Kane
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

A sophomore case for dyslexic Denver attorney Jackie Flowers finds her equally outraged and baffled but less personally engaged. Read full book review >