Search Results: "Ralph David Fertig"


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LOVE AND LIBERATION by Ralph David Fertig
Released: June 23, 2003

"An intimate, compassionate work of historical fiction."
An epic love story in the Jewish ghetto spans generations under Germanic oppression in Fertig's historical fiction debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Like a ballpark frank, it might be a little overdone, and some bits might be tough to swallow, but you can't help but enjoy it."
The pitcher who served up Bobby Thomson's 1951 pennant-winning homerun, the legendary "Shot Heard ‘Round the World," spins yarns from a bygone era when baseball was still king. Read full book review >

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THE CAKE THERAPIST by Judith Fertig
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Contrasting flavors struggle for dominance in Fertig's debut novel."
A pastry chef with an uncanny ability returns to her hometown to make sense of her future while delving into the past. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Carefully considered treatment of a troubling subject that will be particularly useful to educators and policymakers."
An NPR reporter tackles the often overlooked American illiteracy problem through the stories of three students and one very troubled school system. Read full book review >

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WONDER WOMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Still, she stands as proof that there's more to this superhero business than big muscles and testosterone-fueled aggression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cosentino's third introduction to a costumed superhero for newly independent readers (Superman, 2010, etc.) adequately covers the basics while resolutely placing its subject on the moral and ethical high ground. Read full book review >

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SUPERMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"While it's certainly never too soon to introduce children to the first and still greatest of the modern costumed crime-fighters, he, and they, deserve better than this knockoff. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cribbing freely from the classic TV show and the 1978 movie as well as episodes from decades of comics, the Man of Steel tersely describes his origins and strongly declares his intention to "fight a never-ending battle for truth and justice." Read full book review >

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LITTLE.COM by Ralph Steadman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"The artist's fans might key in, but most young readers will be left in the dark. (Picture book. 7-9)"
When your computer powers down, the little "dot" is off-duty. You don't think it just sits there, do you? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Encouragement and instructive pointers in a package guy writers will enjoy. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Guys love writing as much as they love reading...when they can do their own thing. Read full book review >

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FLYING SOLO by Ralph Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A novel that is funny, real, and often moving. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The rich and complex emotional lives within a classroom of unsupervised students boil toward eruption the day an exceptional teacher is absent. Read full book review >

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MARSHFIELD DREAMS by Ralph Fletcher
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A snapshot of small-world life that will open readers' eyes to the bonds of a peerless time and simpler lifestyle. (Autobiography. 8-12)"
Fletcher joins a select group of children's authors who open the pages to their childhood and the circumstances that led to their literary lives. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Kids and adults will find the poems meaningful despite these minor drawbacks, and teachers who use Fletcher's popular books on writing will want to incorporate these new poems into their lesson plans. (Poetry. 9-14)"
An accessible collection of well-written poems for middle-school students and a welcome find, as rare as an unbroken sand dollar on a busy beach. Read full book review >

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ARGOS by Ralph Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"An unfortunate choice of narration robs this epic tale of its power. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic tale of The Odyssey is told from the point of view of Odysseus' faithful dog, Argos.Read full book review >