Search Results: "Rachel Fershleiser"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A novelty, yes, but one worth having in the era of Twitter. (Nonfiction. YA)"
SMITH, an "online magazine obsessed with personal storytelling," invited almost 800 teens, famous and not, to take a page from Hemingway and submit their own six-word memoirs. 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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SAY HELLO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Simply enchanting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Today Carmelita visits her Abuela Rosa, but to get there she must walk. Read full book review >

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WHAT A FAMILY! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"EWSLUGp1995. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Poorly designed for library use but likely to keep detail-oriented children engrossed, this introduction to genetics and genealogy identifies physical characteristics shared among a multicultural gaggle of nearly three dozen cousins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISADORA DANCES by Rachel Isadora
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1998

"A succinct, compelling glimpse of a dancer and dreamer who substantially altered the prevailing restrictions of her time, simply by following her heart. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Objecting to standing on her toes as a child at dance lessons, and organizing a ``school of dance'' with paying pupils before she was ten, Isadora Duncan (18771927) will enchant readers even before they learn how she changed dance forever. Read full book review >

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LILI AT BALLET by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 1993

"There's little mention here of discipline or hard work; still, an attractive and informative first look. (Picture book. 4-9)"
With a minimal explanatory text, a realistic depiction of a serious young ballet student and her class. Read full book review >

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LILI ON STAGE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 1995

"The atmosphere crackles and the book delivers as much enchantment as the ballet itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful encore performance for the charming heroine of Lili at Ballet (1993), in which Isadora once again conveys a love of dance and a genuine familiarity with the myriad details of practice and performance. Read full book review >