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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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 >

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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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DARK MEN by Derek Haas
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Intricate and fascinating. Heartless Columbus offers cold comfort on dark nights."
Haas (The Silver Bear, 2008, etc.) brings his cold, canny professional hit man back in this cold, canny thriller. Read full book review >