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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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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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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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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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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THE DEVIL YOU KNOW by Trish Doller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 2, 2015

"It may be occasionally implausible, but the great pacing makes this a suspenseful romantic thriller. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Arcadia joins a weekend road trip with two handsome cousins she's just met. But one or both may be hiding a troubling secret. Read full book review >

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WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE by Trish Doller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A moving story told with compassion and insight. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Kidnapped and dragged across the country by her mentally ill mother, Callie's never been to school or had a friend; then a routine stop for a vehicle infraction changes everything. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"Wood is no Studs Terkel, and her book is less a structured oral history than a collection of anecdotes. Still, her subjects offer important testimony on a bad scene that promises only to get worse."
If there were ever the opposite of a "good war," in the Studs Terkelian sense, Iraq is it. So the veterans interviewed by journalist Wood tell us. Read full book review >

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HIM HER HIM AGAIN THE END OF HIM by Patricia Marx
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"A sprawling but very funny tale; if insecurity is the source of great humor, Marx has hit the mother lode."
The star of Marx's comic novel hits the low-self-esteem trifecta: She's a failed academic, a disappointing daughter and one man's emotional doormat. Read full book review >