Search Results: "Wendy Edelson"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS TRUCE by Aaron Shepard
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Among the many entries celebrating this event's centennial, librarians and teachers should welcome this historically accurate telling for ages 9 and up."
Veteran children's author Aaron Shepard (The Baker's Dozen, 2010, etc.) tells the true story of how World War I troops on both sides of the trenches spontaneously observed Christmas 1914 together. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN GENEVIEVE by Jenny Craig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"Grandmas who believe in the Jenny Craig weight-loss program are the only possible market for this book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Weight-loss guru Craig offers lifestyle advice for children wrapped up in a sugary junk-food version of a pony story. Read full book review >

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COURTING DISASTER by Julie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"The finale, though, steps too far over the credibility line, ringing a sour note in what is otherwise a wonderful chorus of wacky southern voices."
Love and life, death and the law—all mix and match in this freewheeling southern comedy from Edelson (Bad Housekeeping, 1995, etc.), as a family warped by tragedy careens toward a catastrophe in the unlikely form of a Thanksgiving dinner. Read full book review >

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BAD HOUSEKEEPING by Julie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1995

"Aptly titled, then: an ambitious, but stylistically cluttered, debut."
A thickly wrought second novel (No News Is Good, 1986) exploring a divorced, tragically hip, '60s-bred mother's attempts to cope with the challenges of raising '90s kids. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

An earnest addition to the Straight Talk series tackles the explosive issue of teen pregnancy. Read full book review >

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MALKEH AND HER CHILDREN by Marjorie Edelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Life-affirming fiction—sentimental, perhaps, but enjoyably so."
Inspired by family legends of life in pre-Revolutionary Russia, Edelson creates a refreshingly earthy first novel featuring an obstinate provincial Jewish woman whose children are destined to emigrate to America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"This collection of documents and arguments makes a timely companion to current, ongoing political discussions."
Unable to "find a suitable book to use for a new class on emergency presidential power and the war on terror," Edelson (Government/American Univ.) wrote this one as a primer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1998

"Well-versed scientists may find this volume interesting; however, others will find it just too difficult. (b&w photos and drawings, chronology, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
This latest addition to the Portraits in Science series is somewhat disjointed and unfocused. Read full book review >

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POWER WITHOUT CONSTRAINT by Chris Edelson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2016

"A powerful warning about the future of constitutional government and an indictment of the ways it has been undermined in the recent past."
Edelson (Government/American Univ.; Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror, 2013) raises troubling questions about the Barack Obama administration.Read full book review >

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DON’T LICK THE DOG by Wendy Wahman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

Eye-popping colors and exaggerated shapes with sharp edges are the defining characteristics of Wahman's distinctive illustrations for this how-to on meeting new canine friends. Read full book review >

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MUTE SWANS by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Without scientific names, sizes, or other vital statistics on the swans, this is an attractive title, though mostly for browsers. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In this entry in the Creatures in White series, glossy full- color photographs and a brief text document the life cycle of the mute swan, a European native that has been introduced into areas of the eastern US and Michigan. Read full book review >