Search Results: "Stephen A. Adler"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 19, 1999

"Individually, the letters vary wildly in interest, but as a collection it forms an indispensably off-hand and over-the-shoulder glimpse of our late, great century. (photos and illustrations, not seen)"
A vast, voyeuristic view of the epistolary record of America's last ten decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A highly readable exposÇ coupled to a provoking argument. (Author tour)"
A glaring indictment of America's jury system, by the Wall Street Journal's legal editor. Read full book review >

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THE SQUIRTING DONUTS by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Not up to the standards set by Adler's Cam Jansen but an enjoyable light read. (Mystery. 7-9)"
What could have turned mean Mrs. Cakel nice? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Unassuming of aspect but judicious and illuminating of content. (endnotes, bibliography, personal note about the author's family in the Civil War) (Biography. 10-12)"
Modest production values add appeal to this carefully researched account of "a life of courage, passion, and adventure." Read full book review >

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DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT THE WAR by David A. Adler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 17, 2008

"The mystery of Mrs. Duncan's illness will pull readers along, and Tommy and his times are subtly evoked in this satisfying historical novel. (Fiction. 10+)"
It's 1940, and much is going on in the life of 13-year-old Tommy Duncan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 15, 1999

"Wide-eyed cartoon figures are superimposed against cinematic montages of rulers and grids in an eye-catching format; after children have fallen down laughing over Math Curse (1995), this volume offers them practical tools. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Libraries that have been dusting off their old metric system books for years can finally replace them with a bright, new title on measurement from Adler and Tobin. Read full book review >

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THE BABE AND I by David A. Adler
Released: April 1, 1999

"The stadium and Webster Avenue are monuments of memory rather than reality in a style that echoes Thomas Hart Benton's strong color and exaggerated figures. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Adler (also with Widener, Lou Gehrig, 1997, etc.) sets his fictional story during the week of July 14, 1932, in the Bronx, when the news items that figure in this tale happened. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An attractive volume nonetheless—and a useful research tool for young biography fans. (chronology, Web sites, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
George Washington was a "silent man of action" involved in the French and Indian War, the Continental Congress, the American Revolution, and the Constitutional Convention. Read full book review >

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B. FRANKLIN, PRINTER by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 2001

"Extensive source notes are included, though curiously no references for young readers are provided. (chronologies, bibliography, Web sites, illustration credits, index) (Biography. 9+)"
"Benjamin Franklin was a singular man with a keen mind that ‘soared above the clouds.' " Franklin was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Treaty of Alliance with France, and the Treaty of Paris to end the revolutionary war. Read full book review >

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COLONEL THEODORE ROOSEVELT by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A valuable addition to the presidential-biography shelf. (Biography. 10-14)
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An absorbing portrait of an iconic president known as much for his adventurous nature as his robust political life. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 15, 2010

"An important resource, despite flaws. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Adler reports the life and times of the noted abolitionist in an attractive volume following an earlier treatment for younger readers (A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass, illustrated by Samuel Byrd, 1993). Read full book review >

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MYSTERY MATH by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A solid foundation for beginners or re-teaching tool for those who are struggling. (Math picture book. 6-10)"
Adler and Miller have once again turned out a thorough explanation of a math concept in a neat package (Fractions, Decimals, and Percents, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >