Search Results: "Trish Marx"


BOOK REVIEW

ECHOES OF WORLD WAR II by Trish Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 1994

"Maps; index. (Biography. 9-12)"
The war experiences of six young people: Hans Levy (b. 1928), who escaped to Britain (his parents died at Theresienstadt); AndrÇe-Paule Godley (b. 1923), daughter of a French diplomat, who joined the Resistance; and, born in the mid- 1930's, a London girl, a German boy evacuated from Berlin, a British boy interned in the Philippines, and a Japanese girl. Read full book review >

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Released: May 19, 1980

"Given the constraints imposed by the format, he has done a first-rate job."
Confronted with the difficult task of trying to say something both introductory and meaningful about the prolific and world-shaking Karl Marx, philosopher Peter Singer (Monash Univ., Australia) has opted for a minimum of biography and a concentration on the "status" of Marx's writings. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2010

"A useful teaching tool and discussion starter for multicultural curricula. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
Peace is a relative term in this lengthy photographic essay featuring Alya, an Israeli Palestinian girl, and Yuval, an Israeli Jewish boy. Read full book review >

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JEANNETTE RANKIN by Trish Marx
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Rankin is a standard roster entry in collective biographies of women in politics, but this is the first standalone for young readers in more than ten years—and definitely the most memorable. (Biography. 10-12)"
An engrossing profile of a lifelong peace activist who was also the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Read full book review >

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HANNA'S COLD WINTER by Trish Marx
ANIMALS
Released: July 7, 1993

"The war is offstage here; what's of interest is the warm period picture of family and city, authentically portrayed in Knutson's adroitly sketched pencil and watercolor art. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A curious true incident is incorporated into a pleasant glimpse of a Budapest family during WW II. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Still, a nifty introduction. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
This dos-à-dos photo-essay plays off the old saw, "If you dig a hole deep enough, you'll reach China," to present a representative day in kindergarten classrooms in Schenectady, N.Y., and Beijing. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"But, packaged with a CD recording of the band's signature song plus seven more cuts done by partial line-ups, this account of their efforts makes inspiring reading for young performers tempted to try for the limelight themselves. (CD) (Nonfiction. YA)"
What does it take to play Amateur Night at the renowned Apollo Theater? Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 2008

"Very attractive but flawed. (foreword, timeline, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
This complex mixture of history and stories from seven important periods in the life of the Forbidden City attempts to bring that astonishing place directly to young readers. Read full book review >

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GROUCHO MARX by Lee Siegel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A perceptive, though dark, portrait."
An unsparing look at the abrasive performer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR MARX by Rachel Holmes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A full-fleshed, thrilling portrait, troubling and full of family secrets."
The extraordinary life of Karl Marx's feisty feminist youngest daughter told with passionate sympathy and conviction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While the format looks like an early reader, the length and language make this more appropriate for middle readers. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Another unusual approach to the celebration of the Wright brothers' achievement, this one focuses on their historic flights in 1909 in New York City and Germany. Read full book review >

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KARL MARX by Jonathan Sperber
Released: March 11, 2013

"Authoritative in its scope, but dense and unnecessarily difficult."
A thorough but starchy portrait of the father of modern communism. Read full book review >