Search Results: "Rachel Dewoskin"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A treat to be savored—and a lesson learned—any time of year. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The surprised recipient of a box of chocolates agonizes over whether to eat the whole box himself or share with his friends. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A TREE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A read-aloud, sing-along delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The East African savanna forms the backdrop for this appealing version of a familiar American cumulative song. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL by Rachel Isadora
adapted by Rachel Isadora, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not a first purchase, but useful in comparing renditions to incorporate a multicultural aspect. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your dreads! Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"These hands work hard, play joyfully and definitely hold a lot of love. (map, author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Grandmother Lenia lifts the heavy pestle to pound the rice, and the rhythm of the day's work begins in a tiny Emberá village. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THAT BEAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Buy this, put on an Ellington CD, and let the illustrations swing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual attempt to convey the feeling and sound of jazz in pictures. Read full book review >

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A SOUTH AFRICAN NIGHT by Rachel Isadora
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Children will be fascinated by this co-existence—a peaceable kingdom of sorts, with every rotation of the earth. (Picture book. 5-7)"
PLB 0-688-11390-7 South Africa by day is a bustling city with tall buildings, teeming crowds, and busy markets; but at night the animals reign. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MOZART by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The stately wardrobes of the time will amuse children, but they will be awed at the myriad accomplishments of Mozart's short life. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise, anecdotal biography of Mozart's life, emphasizing his youthful years as a child prodigy. Read full book review >

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OVER THE GREEN HILLS by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1992

"A valuable glimpse of African life; a beautiful book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the handsome style and format of At the Crossroads (1991, ALA Notable), another vivid, realistic South African vignette. Read full book review >