Search Results: "Teresa Murfin"


BOOK REVIEW

TERESA by Neera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A quietly told story that gradually accumulates great power, rich in local color, memorable characterizations, and devastating dramatic irony."
s her youth caring for them—only to find, many years after, that her eventual freedom to join the man she loves amounts simply to a continuation of her servitude. Read full book review >

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL RULES by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"In a teacher's hand, this may serve as a springboard for discussing how to achieve success; in the hands of a hooligan, it's a checklist. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Young Percy Isaac Gifford offers 10 rules for students to follow so that an "A+" will be guaranteed. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAY RULES by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Other birthday-themed books present more realistic versions of these annual celebrations, acknowledging that most parties are not all fun and games and that a little rain falls on every parade. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Percy Isaac Gifford shares his rules for maximizing birthday fun. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT AFRAID OF THIS HAUNTED HOUSE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A great, gross addition to Halloween collections of all sizes. (Picture book. 5-10)"
"I'm Simon Lester Henry Strauss, / and I'm not afraid of this haunted house," says Simon as he drags his friends through a horror-filled haunted house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SISTER TERESA by Bárbara Mujica
Released: March 22, 2007

"An earthy, humanizing portrait."
A lifelong friend remembers Teresa of Àvila, "Spain's most beloved saint," in this richly entertaining historical novel from Mujica (Spanish/Georgetown Univ.; Frida, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY TOES by Ann Bonwill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A refreshing take on the need to follow one's own heart—or feet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Chloe knows how hard it can be to follow the beat of your own dancing drum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING RULES by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"If the scansion sometimes labors, it's still an unabashedly joyous celebration of seasonal gluttony. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Percy Isaac Gifford (whose monogrammed sweater reads, aptly, "P.I.G.") delivers a rhymed set of instructions to less-expert celebrants of the holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE-AND-SEEK TURKEYS by Judith Enderle
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

As much an exercise in sequencing as a counting rhyme, this features ten turkeys trying to jump into increasingly large items of clothing before a fox catches them, e.g., "Five turkeys hid in some britches round. / One more came and it was found, / there was not enough room! / Not enough room / for six turkeys / in those britches round. / So . . . six turkeys hid 'neath a petticoat wide." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOTHER TERESA by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"'Why did she want to help? Why could she not turn a blind eye to those in need?' A searching and reverent treatment. (bibliography, foldout poster) (Graphic biography. 11-14)"
Mother Teresa shines brightly both figuratively and literally in this graphic portrait of her life and mission. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"But her faith, her message, and the force of her personality come through with superb clarity. (bibliography, map) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
From the kneeling supplicant on the front cover, surrounded by apostolic figures within an ornate cross, to the author's Papal blessing on the back, this is the most pious yet of Demi's profiles of our greatest spiritual touchstones. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Anne Sebba
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Finally, Sebba dares to ask why Mother Teresa has been so lionized in the West, suggesting that her apotheosis has much to do with assuaging white guilt for India's grinding poverty."
This surprisingly nuanced biography of the international icon of humanitarianism neither shies away from nor revels in controversy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERRIBLE TERESA by Mittie Cuetara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Although the book is aimed at preschoolers, first-graders and other emerging readers will get a kick out of using their new skills to unravel the rhymes of these silly tales. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A preschool short-story collection is an unlikely concept, but newcomer Cuetara comes up with some classic two-page, four- frame tales. Read full book review >