Search Results: "Sherry Glaser"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"But despite some roughness, this work is affecting and insightful about both family and the artistic process."
A moving, ribald, and vulnerable take on a family and a life. Read full book review >

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ELEPHANTS by Rebecca Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Little animal lovers will enjoy gazing at the photographs while learning a little bit about these creatures' real lives and behaviors. (Board book. 2-3)"
This brief photographic nonfiction offering introduces little ones to the many uses of an elephant's trunk. Read full book review >

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THE BIG RACE by Shirley Glaser
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"For collectors of celebrity crossovers. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
The creators of the overdressed Alphazeds (2003) follow up with a less fussy, but uninspired remake of the perennially popular "Tortoise and the Hare." Read full book review >

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THE ALPHAZEDS by Shirley Glaser
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Like Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich's Bembo's Zoo (2000), this aims over children's heads, more toward students of design. (Picture book. Adult)"
In a symbolic episode that's more style than substance, the alphabet's contentious letters congregate in a small room until four get together to form the first W-O-R-D, and give the rest the idea that "It wasn't simply about expressing themselves or showing off. Read full book review >

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DANCING WITH THE ENEMY by Paul Glaser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A readable, personable study and a scathing indictment of Dutch passivity in the face of occupation, though without being able to read the actual diary, readers may wonder about the liberties taken by the nephew."
The nephew of a Dutch Jewish dance teacher sent to Auschwitz gradually uncovers her tale of survival and triumph. Read full book review >

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THE VANDERBEEKERS OF 141ST STREET by Karina  Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A heartwarming story about family and community that will appeal to readers who also enjoy an old-fashioned feel. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A few days before Christmas the Vanderbeeker family finds out they will have to leave their beloved brownstone by the end of the month—or will they? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"An intriguing look into an increasingly common religious dilemma in America. (Author tour)"
An absorbing and articulate study of the special challenges posed by intermarriage between Jews and Christians. Read full book review >

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HER BEST-KEPT SECRET by Gabrielle Glaser
NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"An important addition to feminist literature that calls upon women to reject a spurious equality 'whose consequences in broken families, broken hearts, and broken futures, are all too real' and face up to the problem of alcohol dependency before it takes over their lives."
Glaser (The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival, 2004, etc.) probes the shift from the days of feminists like Carry Nation, popularly known as "the saloon destroyer," to the "Cosmopolitan-sipping" Carrie Bradshaw. Read full book review >

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BRIDGE TO AMERICA by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"A fine addition to collections on the immigrant experience. (author's note, historical afterword, glossary) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Hard as he tries, eight-year-old Fivel can't remember his father's face. Read full book review >

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MONSTERS ON THE RUN by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Monster and dino lovers alike will enjoy the foolishness. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 5-9)"
Yeti Blizz and his cryptid cronies are back for more adventure. Read full book review >

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TURTLE ISLAND by Kevin Sherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2014

"It's a sweet, fantastic depiction of community building, but it's just too bad that it doesn't acknowledge its debt to old, old stories about the Turtle Island that is North America. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A fantastically giant turtle is lonely until others make themselves at home on his shell. Read full book review >