Search Results: "Shelly O. Haas"


BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY CRACK CORN by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 1994

"Nevertheless, a serviceable addition. (Fiction. 8- 10)"
A 1932 Washington, D.C., demonstration by WW I vets hoping to collect a promised bonus is the basis for a novel about how nine-year-old Jimmy Watkins joins his unemployed father in the effort. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 3, 1998

"This is a capable introduction to a captivating achiever. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 7-11)"
An entry in the Creative Minds series presents an enticing view of aviator and writer Beryl Markham. Read full book review >

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HER PIANO SANG by Barbara Allman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"Haas's black-and-white illustrations feature unusual compositions and fit the text well. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Clara (Wieck) Schumann was surrounded by music her entire life; her father devoted himself to grooming her as a concert pianist, and she became a virtuoso performer, playing her first concert at age nine. Read full book review >

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NORTHERN LIGHTS by Diana Cohen Conway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"The magnificent blue-and-purple watercolors do not let us forget that we are in a frozen and isolated land, but newcomer Conway's story will warm the hearts of all her readers. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Who would believe that Hanukkah, The Feast of Lights, could be celebrated in a remote Yupik Eskimo village? Read full book review >

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DADDY'S CHAIR by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1991

"A good addition to the literature about grief. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grieving for his father, who has just died of cancer, Michael defends Daddy's chair from all comers. Read full book review >

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RACHEL'S SECRET by Shelly Sanders
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2012

"Critical for its underexplored subject. (historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
This novelization of the 1903 Kishinev pogrom graphically describes the carnage as Christian Russians slaughter their Jewish fellow townspeople. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 19, 2016

"A well-documented, brave, and useful overview."
A journey through the Middle East in the post-Arab Spring landscape. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Shelly Stratton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"A touching, nuanced, adult coming-of-age novel that includes an interracial romance and keen studies of guilt, bias, and small-town America."
When a Washington, D.C., executive hears her grandfather has disappeared in South Dakota, she hops on a plane, risking her relationship and her job, only to discover it was a ruse—but now he's disappeared for real. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >

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Bouncing Forward by Michaela Haas
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An often masterful hybrid of self-help and firsthand history."
Haas (Dakini Power, 2013) offers a combination of science reportage, memoir, and advice on the subject of trauma.Read full book review >

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BACK OF THE HOUSE by Scott Haas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"While the militaristic minutiae of restaurant life and its psychological pressures might otherwise make for a gripping study, its presentation here is cluttered and clinical."
A psychologist and food writer takes a close look at what motivates and defines one of today's most celebrated chefs. Read full book review >