Search Results: "Sharon McGinley-Nally"


BOOK REVIEW

PIGS AT ODDS by Amy Axelrod
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Fun.' (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this seventh picture-book title about math, Mr. and Mrs. Pig take the piglets to the county fair for a muddled introduction to probability. Read full book review >

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FIRST SNOW, MAGIC SNOW by John Cech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"More elaborate than Croll's The Little Snowgirl (1989), and for a slightly older audience. (Folklore/Picture book. 7-10)"
A richly illustrated and gracefully narrated version of a Russian tale, ``The Snow Maiden'': A snowbaby made by a childless woodsman comes to life and delights him and his wife all winter; then, coming too near a spring bonfire, ``Snowflake'' vanishes. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A list of square-dancing terms and an author's note provide additional information. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The eighth title in the Pigs Will Be Pigs math-concept series by Axelrod and McGinley-Nally (Pigs at Odds, 2000, etc.) finds the pig family taking up square dancing and passing along lessons about spatial sense and direction. Read full book review >

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MY GRANDMOTHER'S JOURNEY by John Cech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"A compelling, thoughtful blend of the light and the dark in human experience, skillfully shaped into a tale suitable for sharing with young children. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Basing his narrative on the experiences of his wife's mother, who was born in Russia in 1907 and escaped westward in a harrowing journey during WW II, Cech tells a moving story as it might be told to a grandchild at bedtime. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"McGinley-Nally shows pigs running happily amok, flashing wit, knowledge, and the electric palette of a single-minded crusade against math anxiety. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In another entry in Axelrod's math-concepts series (Pigs in the Pantry, 1997, etc.) Mr. and Mrs. Pig and their piglets visit a miniature golf course for Mr. Pig's birthday, and get a crash course in simple geometry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGS WILL BE PIGS by Amy Axelrod
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Still, the math exercise is made genuinely amusing by the domestic details and by McGinley-Nally's vibrant stylized art, which is not only lively and comical but also pleasingly decorative. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The fridge is bare, the Pig family is hungry, and they're down to their last dollar. Read full book review >

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HAZEL'S CIRCLE by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Delightful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hazel's ``circle'' is a neighborhood journey on which, accompanied by her pet rooster, she makes deliveries and exchanges: there are eggs for artist Rae Allen, who paints Hazel's toes and gives her homemade grape juice to carry along; at Bet and Clyde's, she leaves more eggs and some juice and picks up Roger's snake—which she leaves at his house, her last stop, where she also takes a swim before heading home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARON by Gilad Sharon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Sharon's son provides a solid template on which subsequent biographers will have to build."
The life and times of Israel's warrior leader Ariel Sharon, chronicled by his son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHARON TATE by Ed Sanders
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Readers are likely to finish the book more confused than illuminated by all the possibilities, theories, and potential co-conspirators."
The author revisits the murder that spawned his best-known book, The Family (1971).Read full book review >

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ARIEL SHARON by Nir Hefez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Peacemakers are rare in the Middle East today, and this well-written biography is thus particularly timely."
An admiring, if critical, life of the Israeli warrior/politician. Read full book review >

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SHARON OEHLER: PEDIATRICIAN by Jennifer Bryant
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

"Glossary. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
One of a useful new series of seven—''Working Moms: A Portrait of Their Lives.'' (Others include a lawyer [Hispanic], music teacher [black], veterinarian, and park ranger.) Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2006

"A life of noisy desperation, vomited up con brio. (52 b&w and color photos throughout)"
Exhausting memoir soaked in bodily fluids from warmhearted showbiz vulgarian Osbourne. Read full book review >