Search Results: "Ramona Wheeler"


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THREE PRINCES by Ramona Wheeler
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Like static electricity: might give you a jolt but won't keep the lights on."
Steampunk alternate history yarn from the author of A Chance to Remember (2003, etc.) and various nonfiction books about Egypt. Read full book review >

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NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US by Ramona Ausubel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Ausubel's sustained, idiosyncratic take on the Holocaust is double-edged, alternating affecting heartache with sentimental poetic overkill. Opinion may be divided, but there's an undeniable element of talent here."
A bittersweet fable of war and survival set in a Romanian shtetl. Read full book review >

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A GUIDE TO BEING BORN by Ramona Ausubel
Released: May 2, 2013

"Ausubel has a gift of language so rich that even the most mundane events are invested with poetry, and many of her characters are in need of all the poetry they can muster."
Lyrical stories arranged around themes of birth, gestation, conception and love—yes, in that order. Read full book review >

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UNCLIPPED WINGS by Ramona Harvey
Released: Oct. 27, 2010

"A quiet philosophy presented in songlike, uncomplicated structures and rhetoric, with light wit and obvious morals."
Harvey's debut collection of personal, lyrical poetry explores identity construction, the vicissitudes of fortune and the significance of the seemingly insignificant. Read full book review >

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SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EASE AND PLENTY by Ramona Ausubel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"Ausubel's magical, engrossing prose style perfectly fits this magical, engrossing story."
Fortunes and hearts are lost and found in a modern fairy tale set in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

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POMELO EXPLORES COLOR by Ramona Badescu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"While preschoolers dip in and out for fun, older kids could use these inventively expanded color definitions as inspiration in an art or English classroom. (Picture book. 3-13)"
An unusual look at colors provides something for preschoolers and something more for older kids. Read full book review >

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MEN AND PANDAS by Desmond Morris
Released: Feb. 3, 1967

"The authors write well with particular attention to detail and the pictures as well as the subject are charming."
Men, women and children now rate pandas on their top ten list of animal favorites. Read full book review >

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MORE SIMPLE SIGNS by Cindy Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An ideal first book on ASL, making self- instruction possible even for beginners. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A companion volume to Wheeler's earlier Simple Signs (1995, not reviewed, etc.), this cheerfully illustrated manual demonstrates the American Sign Language alphabet, plus signs for 31 basic words and phrases (e.g., stop, go, yes, please). Read full book review >

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POMELO BEGINS TO GROW by Ramona Badescu
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Dr. Seuss has already explored most of the places he'll go, but there's always room for another heads-up that adulthood's coming—particularly one that doesn't take itself too seriously. (Picture book. 6-9, graduates, adults)"
A tiny pink "garden elephant" has a mighty epiphany in this buoyant, if sometimes oblique, French import. Read full book review >

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BIG RABBIT’S BAD MOOD by Ramona Badescu
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Great concept, but in practice somewhat strange, and the adult sensibility could be alienating. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Originally published in France, this odd, humorous tale about a rabbit's bad mood will leave readers scratching their heads but giggling nevertheless. Read full book review >

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NOT WHERE I STARTED FROM by Kate Wheeler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 1993

"Strong, messy, frequently indelible work by a new talent."
Two stories in Wheeler's impressive first collection take locus from her own experience as a (now disrobed) Buddhist nun in Burma—``Under the Roof'' and ``Ringworm''—and these have an unstrained shapeliness born of intimate knowledge. Read full book review >