Search Results: "Trudy Ludwig"


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 BETTER THAN YOU by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Point made—perhaps over-made—but anyone suffering the oxygen-depleting windbaggery of the neighborhood boaster will find solace here. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This is a message book, and it makes no bones about it. Read full book review >

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TOO PERFECT by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While lacking in literary or pictorial merit, however, the book is one of few on a very timely social problem. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This well-intentioned but highly didactic picture book focuses on the pitfalls of apparent perfection. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER BULLY by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

Katie's mean treatment of a classmate results in expectable consequences. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE TALK by Trudy Ludwig
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"While it's unlikely to be any child's favorite read-aloud, an above-average presentation makes it a surprisingly successful picture book. (author's note, discussion questions, additional resources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This purposive tale about gossip has great potential as a discussion starter. Read full book review >

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TABLE OF EVERYTHING by Trudy White
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Young creative writers and fans of the unconventional will be amused, entertained—and maybe even inspired by—these quirky vignettes. (Short stories. YA)"
In a hard-to-categorize debut, Australian White lets her imagination run free with 17 short first-person . . . well, pieces, for lack of a more specific term: one introduces a friend who adds a wing to her house for her pencil collection; another pictures memory as a labyrinthine archive run by scurrying sugar ants; in another, she presents the sounds on her street as a "Concerto For Autumn" ("Section two is punctuated by sudden door slams—house and car . . ."), then describes the "concerto's" CD cover. Read full book review >

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DEADLY EMBRACE by Trudy Labovitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A fussy narrative style and an oversupply of extraneous characters and plot lines mire the author's attractive heroine in details a lot less rewarding than she is."
Think little Russell Creek, West Virginia, offers little scope for a budding sleuth? Read full book review >

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OLD NOAH'S ELEPHANTS by Warren Ludwig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 18, 1991

"Ludwig captures the fun of this comical tale in energetic line, bright colors, and a briskly told narrative- -just right for the picture book hour. (Folklore/Picture book. 4- 8)"
When the greedy elephants get into the food, they gain so much weight that—huddled together on one side—they threaten to upset the Ark. Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON FAITH by Trudy Krisher
FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"A cast of drunken husbands and wise or foolish or compassionate older women round out a tale that opens with a tragic barn fire and closes with the origins of Mount Holyoke and the hidden courage of the Underground Railroad. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Krisher's mesmerizing read takes place from the summer of 1837 to the fall of 1838 in Millbrook, Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 2, 1995

This is a useful biography that does not fully capture the excitement of Graham's work, but does fill the niche that opened up when Walter Terry's 1975 Frontiers of Dance went out of print. Read full book review >

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PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCES by Trudy Lewis
Released: Sept. 23, 1994

"Plan on a shower after this one."
A nicely pointed first novel about a stalker's explicit letters to a teenage girl falls apart when it adopts the muddled plotting, senseless violence, and out-of-character stupid choices of a grade-B horror movie. Read full book review >

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PRETTY WANTED by Elisa Ludwig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 17, 2015

"A satisfying close to this trilogy that began with a clever high school prank and morphed into a full-scale action adventure. (Thriller. 12-18)"
This conclusion of the Pretty Crooked trilogy follows the continuing adventures of Willa and Aidan. Read full book review >

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100 DAYS OF SCHOOL by Trudy Harris
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A math-class must, but also at home in story hours. (Picture book. 5-8)"
100 Days Of School (32 pp.; $21.90; Sept.; 0-7613-1271-4): Readers will want to try the more interesting variations on math Harris has devised, e.g., addition and subtraction using clowns, trains, blackberry pie, and centipedes. Read full book review >