Search Results: "Rita Golden Gelman"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"An idiosyncratic but exuberant homage to wanderlust."
Children's author Gelman celebrates the joys of the unfettered life, lived only for the moment, that she enjoyed in places as varied as Guatemala and New Zealand after her marriage ended and she found herself finally able to do as she pleased. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2010

"Scattershot pieces held together by context and emotionalism."
Children's-book author Gelman (Doodler Doodling, 2004, etc.) follows up Tales of a Female Nomad (2001) with a collaborative collection of essays—and a smattering of recipes—celebrating travel, diversity and human connection. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Scientific names not given; no index. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Formed over eons by lava boiling up from the sea floor, the rocky Galapagos are inhabited by an odd assortment of plants and animals that have developed peculiar adaptations for survival; e.g., dark-skinned iguanas, able to spend more time in cold water searching for food, ``evolved into a new type of iguana—the marine iguana.'' Crisp, clear close-up photos in full color add to the appeal, but lack captions and scale. Read full book review >

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DOODLER DOODLING by Rita Golden Gelman
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A happy paean to the possibilities of the confluence of boredom and imagination. (Picture book. 5+)"
A bored little girl doodles some "teachers teaching"—then flying fliers, fliers teaching, teachers flying, teachers teaching flying fliers, and (with great glee) fliers flying teachers (a goggled and helmeted pilot steers a very alarmed, very matronly teacher). Read full book review >

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RITA WILL by Rita Mae Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 1997

"But for the better-than-truth version, and to spend time with someone more likable than the real Brown, go back to Rubyfruit Jungle, the only-slightly-autobiographical novel that made her famous. (Author tour)"
A novelist's autobiography shows that truth is not always as much fun as fiction. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN by Marcus Thompson II
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"Fans of the Warriors and especially of Curry will enjoy the book, which has its virtues in terms of depth and insight, but the rest can wait until Curry's career is over for a more fully fleshed and less-adulatory biography."
A hagiographic look at an NBA star with a lot of career ahead of him. Read full book review >

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SANTA RITA STORIES by Andrew J Rodriguez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2014

"Sure to transport readers to another place and time."
A collection of short stories centering on a young boy coming of age in a small fishing community during the mid-1950s in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

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INSIDE SANTA RITA by Sr. Baez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Proof that not everyone who has a transformative experience should write a book."
A well-intentioned but uninspired memoir by the mother of folk singer Joan Baez. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN by Jessi Kirby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"A satisfying counterpoint to conventional romantic teen fiction. (Fiction. 12-17)"
The chance discovery of a private journal leads 17-year-old Parker Frost on a journey in which she finds out as much about herself as about the mystery she is trying to solve. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"An exhaustively detailed, definitive account of one of America's most morally reprehensible political-corruption sagas."
In-depth investigative report on the rise and fall of the embattled former governor of Illinois. Read full book review >

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GOLDEN by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 25, 2006

"A well-balanced blend of fast-moving fantasy and light, playful chick-lit. (Fantasy. YA)"
Although framed around the typical moving-to-a-new-neighborhood story and its related angst, this tale immediately bypasses predictability as protagonist Lissy James reveals her secret ability to see and interpret the color of people's auras. Read full book review >

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RITA AND WHATSIT by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"A companion volume, Rita and Whatsit at the Beach (ISBN: 978-0-8118-6551-7) provides a further look at this charmingly understated duo. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Rita is a petulant little girl wearing a flowered red dress for her birthday celebration. Read full book review >