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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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 >

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 >