Search Results: "Rachel Pruchno"


BOOK REVIEW

Surrounded By Madness: A Memoir of Mental Illness and Family Secrets by Rachel  Pruchno
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2014

"An unvarnished look at the destructiveness of mental illness, as told by a person who suffered at the hands of someone else's demons."
The heavy-hearted memoir of a woman who lost her mother and daughter to the bitter grip of mental illness. Read full book review >

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THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE by Rachel Isadora
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

Continuing her career through the classic fairy tales, Isadora turns to the familiar story of overweening greed for her latest adaptation. Read full book review >

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NICK PLAYS BASEBALL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A gentle introduction to the National Pastime. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Nick and his teammates on the Little League Rockets prepare for a big game. Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO MORNING by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Toddlers will delight in the play-along potential of this beautiful story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
With eyelids fluttering open, an adorable African-American toddler wakes to play a game of peekaboo with everyone. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE CITY by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"City kids will revel, and all kids will delight in the colors, shapes, and sounds of this pulsating tour de force. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Using the Pop Art style she displayed to such terrific effect in ABC Pop! (1999) Isadora makes another vibrant series of images with just enough words to get those toddlers jumping. Read full book review >

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JAKE AT GYMNASTICS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2014

"Readers will no doubt want to get down on the floor and do some gymnastics of their own. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jake and his friends love to stretch, hop like frogs, crawl, jump and tumble in their gymnastics class. Read full book review >

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BEA IN <i>THE NUTCRACKER</i> by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A sugarplum-sweet treat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The diminutive star of Bea at Ballet (2012) returns for an encore, this time dancing the starring role of Clara in a production of The Nutcracker ballet.Read full book review >

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BEA AT BALLET by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2012

"Enjoy and dance along. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It's a delightful day at ballet class for preschooler Bea and her dance mates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UH-OH! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"While perhaps not for the impressionable or those easily led astray, this could be a springboard to conversations about behavior, and the illustrations are not to be missed—nor is Isadora's Peekaboo Bedtime, also due out this month. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young child's day is filled with that infamous phrase, "Uh-oh!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANSEL AND GRETEL by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"All in all, this sequence raises the question, do the classic tales need remodeling? (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-7)"
Another African-acculturated fairy tale by Isadora continues her sequence of retellings depicted with textured collages in vivid colors. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BELLY, HAPPY SMILE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The photographic image of the fortune cookie adds a sweet touch. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The smile-inducing title and cover image of an Asian boy holding a fortune cookie invite readers inside to the story. Read full book review >

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LUKE GOES TO BAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Charming and tender. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A small Brooklyn boy longs to play stickball with the big boys on Bedford Avenue. Read full book review >