Search Results: "Ruth Davis Konigsberg"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"A pithy review of our grief culture, its wobbly underpinnings and the frequently opportunistic industry that preys upon it."
Journalist Konigsberg gives serious grief to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, her mantric theory and her many spawn. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE POCKET by Bill Konigsberg
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"What is clear however, and what readers should take away, is that despite the price, there are great rewards to being who you are. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
In this unusual hybrid that juxtaposes hard-hitting, play-by-play football action with scenes of psychological soul-searching, a gay high-school football player is publicly shoved out of the closet and then has to cope with the aftermath. Read full book review >

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HONESTLY BEN by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A fresh, insightful, inspiring take on what it means to come out. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Not your average boarding school drama. Read full book review >

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THE PORCUPINE OF TRUTH by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 26, 2015

"Equal parts funny and profound. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A straight, white wisecracking atheist from New York City finds both his mind and heart opened when he spends a summer in Billings, Montana, with his estranged, dying father. Read full book review >

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OPENLY STRAIGHT by Bill Konigsberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2013

"An eye-opening story of wish fulfillment. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Going back into the closet isn't as easy as it seems. Read full book review >

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BLOOD RELATION by Eric Konigsberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"The kind of man who makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up—and readers get to enjoy the creepy thrills without actually having to meet him face-to-face."
Disconcerting profile by journalist Konigsberg of his father's Uncle Heshy, a murderous freelance gangster. Read full book review >

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HEDGEHOG'S MAGIC TRICKS by Ruth Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"A lovely lesson: If at first you don't succeed...then count on your friends to help get it right. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In story and artwork as delicate as milkweed floss, Paul tells the story of young Hedgehog's tribulations as a budding magician. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF TWO MICE by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"In design and plot something of an anti-Peter Rabbit, this unusual adventure beckons preschoolers ready for a chill or two. (Novelty/picture book. 4-8)"
"Once upon a time, there was a big old house." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS by Ruth Sanderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The good news is there's no need to choose; buy both and feature them on holiday gift lists. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
It's a golden year when two equally artistically rendered versions of this classic story are published. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO MUMBAI by Ruth Jeyaveeran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"For a sweeping, evocative glimpse of India's spectacular diversity, young readers could do no better than this good-humored, vivacious debut. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young Shoba and her long-tailed companion Fuzzy Patel are off to a monkey wedding in Mumbai (Bombay)—but the road turns out to be longer than expected, looping about much of India, as a closing map reveals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"The soft, color-saturated, often patterned gouache illustrations—pleasingly diverse in format and occasionally presented as vertical spreads—are childlike and appealing, but still don't earn the book its puffed-up title. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Spectacular adventures" is a hippo-sized overstatement in this story of Sophie, a dreamy hippo who's hungry for action. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW PRINCESS by Ruth Sanderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The page spread of the Snow Princess in her snowflake-studded, ermine-trimmed cloak, her dark hair afloat, with her hand resting on a striding polar bear, will make little girls in particular swoon. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sanderson tells a romantic tale of the daughter of Father Frost and Mother Spring. Read full book review >