Search Results: "Rachel Dewoskin"


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BLIND by Rachel DeWoskin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"A vivid, sensory tour of the shifting landscapes of blindness and teen relationships. (Fiction. 14-18)"
With traces of John Green's Looking for Alaska (2005), DeWoskin's first teen novel explores death and darkness. Read full book review >

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BIG GIRL SMALL by Rachel DeWoskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"DeWoskin creates a compelling voice for Judy and performs neat literary magic, confronting the stereotypes of teen fiction even as she uses them to pull the readers' heartstrings."
DeWoskin (Repeat After Me, 2009, etc.) combines two reality-TV staples—teenage sex scandals and little people—in this story about a gifted high-school junior whose struggle to fit in is compounded by her height (3'9"). Read full book review >

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REPEAT AFTER ME by Rachel DeWoskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Witty, mournful and a shade sentimental, but in the main persuasively told."
Mutual fragility marks a cross-cultural love story that turns tragic in this debut novel from memoirist DeWoskin (Foreign Babes in Beijing, 2005). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"A babe's-eye view turns out to be surprisingly substantive."
Expat TV star takes readers on a tour through a China in transition. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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NOT JUST TUTUS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The illustrations dance, but the text remains pedestrian. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Isadora (Peekaboo Morning, 2002, etc.) calls on her experience as a professional ballet dancer in this lighthearted look at the backstage world of a children's ballet school. Read full book review >

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AT THE CROSSROADS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"A beautiful, bridge-building book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After ten months away in the South African mines, ``our fathers are coming home!'' to a shanty town set on an almost treeless plain. Read full book review >

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ON YOUR TOES by Rachel Isadora
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2003

"EWSLUGp2001, Patricia Lee Gauch's Tanya stories, and Isadora's own Lili at Ballet (1993). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The beauty and wonder of ballet welcome the reader right from the cover. Read full book review >