Search Results: "Valerie Worth"


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PUG by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Another welcome collection. (Picture book/poetry. 6-13)"
Jenkins again provides stunning collage illustrations for a posthumous collection of poems by esteemed poet Worth, following Animal Poems (2007). Read full book review >

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PEACOCK by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2002

"Babbitt's small, exactly detailed vignettes seem to float alongside these concise, child-friendly, often (seemingly) artless poems, reinforcing their gnomic elegance. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Readers who cherish All the Small Poems, and Fourteen More (1994) will welcome this posthumous gathering of 26 more, all but three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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AT CHISTMASTIME by Valerie Worth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A treasure, twice over. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A cycle of 29 spare, exquisitely phrased poems, from ``Early December'' to ``Twelfth Night,'' concluded by ``Spring'' with its last remnant of ``a single/Crumpled strand/Of Christmas tinsel'' and its reminder that the cycle will be renewed. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL POEMS by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2007

"Lacking supporting material about the animals, the poet (who died in 1994) or artist, this package doesn't soar with the poems, but just to have anything available by Worth is worth noting. (Picture book/poetry. 5-12)"
Worth's shrewd economy and sharp observations characterize 23 poems illustrated with Jenkins's familiar paper collages. Read full book review >

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SINGLE-PARENT FAMILIES by Richard Worth
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
An overview of three types of families and their particular stresses and challenges, prefaced by a statistical look at the recent dramatic changes in family structure resulting from the growing rates of divorce and teenage pregnancy. Read full book review >

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Grace Period by Melinda Worth Popham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 25, 2015

"A well-crafted autobiography that blends tense family drama with a deep, multifaceted view of spirituality and the rewards of personal edification."
In this debut memoir, a woman struggles with her daughter's illness and seeks answers while getting a graduate degree in divinity school. Read full book review >

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A RAGE FOR ORDER by Robert F. Worth
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2016

"A crucial portrait of a deeply troubled region."
How the Arab Spring, begun in hope, has resulted in despair. Read full book review >

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THE MIDWIFE by Jennifer Worth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2009

"A charming tale of deliveries and deliverance."
Emulating James Herriot—except with fewer cows and more cockneys—Worth sketches a warm, amiable portrait of hands-on medical practice. Read full book review >

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THE LAST BEST DAYS OF SUMMER by Valerie Hobbs
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Engaging and thoughtful, if a trifle overdetermined. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lucy's last-week-of-August visits to her grandmother Luz, a potter, at the lake have long been a highlight of her summers. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

This well-documented resource, designed to support the social-science curricula in elementary- and middle-school classrooms, offers clear instructions on how to make 54 hands-on activities that celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Latino culture in the United States. Read full book review >

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SHEEP by Valerie Hobbs
ADVENTURE
Released: April 10, 2006

"The attitude that carries Jack through adventure after adventure to nothing short of a fairy-tale ending—complete with sheep—will win readers over and keep them rooting for him all the way. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A Border collie, down on his luck, searches for his life's work: a few good sheep. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The characterizations are solid, and while the narrative seems to amble, all the elements converge in an ending that will leave readers thoughtful and shaken. (Fiction. 12+)"
In the late 1950s Bron Lewis sees her life as over when her family, nearly broke, moves from New Jersey to the sleepy California town of Ojala after her father's failed suicide attempt. Read full book review >