Search Results: "Roberta Arenson"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE, TWO, SKIP A FEW! by Roberta Arenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"A joyful book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With exuberant paper and paint collages, Arenson (A Caribbean Counting Book, 1996) illustrates 20 counting rhymes, many of which dance across the double-page spreads and all of which must be read aloud. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Mary Finch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Still, this perky, new—and less violent—edition will delight readers in their traditional quest for the greenest grass. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A classic fairy tale gets a facelift, with collage illustrations and a delightful repetitive phrase sure to rouse smiles. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD IS ROUND by Roberta Arenson
Released: June 15, 1939

Surprise, surprise! Read full book review >

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A CARIBBEAN COUNTING BOOK by Faustin Charles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Arenson's pictures crackle with color; bold forms sashay happily across vibrant backgrounds. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Cheerful collages with tropical colors match the spirit of these counting chants, games, and skipping rhymes; those wishing to build or add to multicultural collections will value this rhythmic compilation. Read full book review >

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THE LOST by Roberta Kray
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Another multilayered crime saga from Kray (The Pact, 2007, etc.), long on plot but short on style. A panorama of supporting characters adds both interest and potential confusion."
Ghosts of long-dead crimes are best left undisturbed. Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE SPITEFUL SPIRITUALIST by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1999

"Sporadically entertaining."
A second outing for Dodgson and Doyle (The Problem of the Missing Miss, 1998). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 1996

"It's not for those seeking hope and solace."
Controlled anger suffuses this thorough scrutiny of the state of breast cancer research, prevention, treatment, and attitudes by an activist and survivor. Read full book review >

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THE BRACELET by Roberta Gately
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Despite menacing characters and real atrocities, this mystery deflates."
On a run through the early morning mists of Geneva, Abby Monroe watches in horror as a woman falls from a balcony to her death. Was she pushed? Read full book review >

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UNTIL YOU SEE ME by Roberta Degnore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"A thoughtful, engrossing story of a young woman desperately fighting to find her own voice even as family, friends and society try to keep her silent."
A young woman from a strict, religious family and trapped in an equally oppressive marriage struggles to break free in the midst of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The sparkling tale is fun to read and illuminating, and will round out any lesson on early settlers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-688-16204-5 When young Constance accidentally lets the cabin's fire die out, her father composes a riddle to cheer her up, spawning a riddle marathon as the entire family participates in creating conundrums. Read full book review >

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Sky Woman Lives In Me by Roberta Capasso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"An authentic story of Native American culture, inheritance, and loss."
A debut memoir of a woman discovering her Native American heritage and coming to terms with an ancestor's history at an "Indian school." Read full book review >