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 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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Released: April 24, 1989

A readable historical review of how American society has come to admire, even revere thin women—an account that tends toward hyperbole and throws a lot of good out with the bad. Read full book review >

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SCARIEST STORIES EVER TOLD by Roberta Simpson Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"'Mom, there's an eye in the sink.' Read on if you dare. (Horror/short stories. 10-13)"
A new collection of original short chillers just right for sharing with unsuspecting middle graders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Bennett Women by Roberta R. Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2015

"Despite its sometimes too-neat storyline, readers may find merit in this novel's exploration of the challenges of aging loved ones."
In this novel set in 2012, a harrowing health scare for a family matriarch spurs emotional crises for her Fortune 500 company CEO daughter and musically talented granddaughter. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT HOME FOR A FAMILY by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A fresh take on the familiar theme: 'There's no place like home.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A raccoon couple searches for a new home in this amusing, succinct story with a plot that's short enough for younger preschoolers and comical enough for older kids. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHOG BOOK by Lara  Xavier
by Lara Xavier, illustrated by Roberta Lucarini, developed by Ardozia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Still a bobble or two in the design, but an engaging imagination stretcher. (iPad play app. 4-6)"
Three independent, partly cumulative illustrated minitales—none of which features a hedgehog. Read full book review >