Search Results: "Rachel Kranz"


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

KILLING RACHEL by Anne Cassidy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"For enthusiastic fans of amateur detectives only. (Mystery. 12-16)"
A limp murder mystery, needlessly prolonged. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 15, 1994

"State-by-state list of resources; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This most helpful addition to the literature on teen suicide keeps calm, provides forthright information, and, more than earlier books, concentrates on loss as a precursor to suicidal feelings and acts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 15, 1993

"List of sources of help; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Using examples and analogies to define this often unreported crime, the authors explore their subject's extensive gray area in detail, acknowledging that perceptions of victim and rapist often differ but emphasizing that the element of unwillingness determines legal rape. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Libraries might consider this compact, utilitarian volume as a replacement for the original, or as an alternative to the four-volume African-American Biography (1994). (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
paper 0-8160-3904-6 About 50 new entries, plus occupational and chronological indexes, enhance this new edition of The Biographical Dictionary of Black Americans (1992, not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL CARSON by Ellen Levine
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

"The contrast between the liveliness and elegance of Carson's words with Levine's respectful and honest reportage amplifies the reader's admiration for a woman who cared for her friends and family, yet dedicated her life to making the world a better place. (Biography. 10+)"
The combination of Rachel Carson's gift for writing with her passion for science and understanding the natural world catapulted her into prominence with the publication of Silent Spring, truly one of those books that changed the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1995

"Darting, fresh, sensuous, pleasingly elliptical at times, these letters also serve to tether the increasingly deified Carson firmly to earth — just where she'd want to be."
A profusion of artful letters, the greater part from the mellifluous pen of Carson, detailing everyday life while writing The Edge of the Sea and Silent Spring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACHEL CARSON by Linda Lear
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Call this biography definitive. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sweeping, analytic, first-class biography of Rachel Carson from Lear (Environmental History/George Washington Univ.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Juicy tidbits for the armchair casting agent. Readers will devour this tome for its behind-the-scenes dramas, if not literary merit."
Casting couch? What casting couch? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary; resources; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Straight talk indeed, on symptoms, causes, and prevention of diseases old and new, body functions, and alternatives to intercourse (including mutual masturbation); and with statistics and analyses of risky and less-risky behavior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE'S TO YOU, RACHEL ROBINSON by Judy Blume
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A good, solid, working-the-family-problem story, with sure appeal for fans. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Blume returns to the trio of seventh graders introduced in Just as Long as We're Together (1987), where Stephanie's narration was colored by her parents' new separation. Read full book review >