Search Results: "Rachel Isadora"


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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ISADORA by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A novel equal to its larger-than-life protagonist."
Captivating historical fiction from the award-winning author of Threats (2012) and Museum of the Weird (2010). Read full book review >

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ISADORA by Peter Kurth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2001

"Duncan's star has faded somewhat, and Kurth's life should restore some of its shine. Fans of modern dance and 20th-century cultural history will find this rewarding."
A well-detailed if unevenly paced life of the renowned American dancer, who craved and courted fame and earned it even in the manner of her death. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO BEDTIME by Rachel Isadora
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2008

"Perfect for laptime sharing or calm story hours. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Where Peekaboo Morning (2002) began the day, Isadora's latest features the delightful brown-skinned, tousle-haired toddler wrapping up his/her day with the same people and objects with which it started. Read full book review >

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YO, JO! by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"The depiction of a little boy so thoroughly at home in his community is a delight to see in these suspicious days of stranger danger: Jo is indeed Peter's direct—and very welcome—descendant. (Picture book. 2-6)"
While big brother Franklin waits on the stoop for Grandpa to arrive home for dinner, Jomar engages every passer-by in an exuberant exchange of urban slang. Read full book review >

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RACHEL by Amy Ehrlich
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Maybe Carson's sense of wonder will inspire future environmentalists. (bibliography, epilogue) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Ehrlich's biography of the noted environmentalist covers much ground, from her early years in Pennsylvania, to research at Woods Hole Marine Laboratory, to Maine and her environmental writings. 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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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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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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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 >