Search Results: "Sara Wheeler"


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CHERRY by Sara Wheeler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2002

"Wheeler has set a high standard for Cherry-Garrard biographies to come, as surely they will. (16-page photo insert)"
A nimble and discerning biography of an aristocratic adventurer who wrote one of the finest books on polar exploration. Read full book review >

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ACCESS ALL AREAS by Sara Wheeler
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Uneven and mostly bland."
An assortment of essays, reviews, and excerpts from British travel writer and biographer Wheeler (The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A vivid, sympathetic portrait of what are essentially frontier regions where existence remains perilous and the major changes of global warming may or may not improve matters."
An engrossing account of the people and cultures living—if not thriving—in high polar regions. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2007

"A tremendous portrayal of this transitional paradigm to modernism."
Beautifully rendered biography of the last of the great Victorian gentlemen-adventurers, by accomplished English author Wheeler (Cherry, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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GREETINGS FROM ANTARCTICA by Sara Wheeler
Released: July 1, 1999

"Key dates in Antarctic history complete this accessible profile, ideal as entry into units on the region. (maps, charts, diagrams, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In an eye-opening companion to such works as Jennifer Armstrong's Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (1999) and Elizabeth Cody Kimmel's Ice Story (p. 66) on Shackleton, readers get a contemporary look at Antarctica. Read full book review >

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O MY AMERICA! by Sara Wheeler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Wheeler's gift for biography is strong, and despite occasional wanderings from the trail, the author ably captures these women and their travels."
English travel writer Wheeler (Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990-2011, 2013, etc.) explores her personal struggle with age through the lens of American history as experienced by a group of 19th-century women. Read full book review >

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THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

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MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS by Eliza Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2013

"Children might enjoy the round, tiny lady as she reads to her seeds by firefly light or sets them afloat from her leaf boat, but a far better choice would be Mrs. Spitzer's Garden, by Edith Pattou and illustrated by Tricia Tusa (2001). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Wheeler has a graceful way with the petals and fronds of her imaginary landscape but a harder time with the logic and metaphor of the story. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A valuable addition to Civil War literature, both scholarly and popular. (120 photos)"
Whitman once said that the real history of the Civil War would never be written. 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 >