Search Results: "Wendy Harmer"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"The net result is an entertaining, thought-provoking read. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
The title says it all: Losing her cell phone triggers a cascade of ever-widening techno-disasters for Elly Pickering, the book's high-functioning Aussie protagonist. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Fits snugly on the shelf of books by European-Americans who acquired native lore, but transcends the category with its prose."
A continuation of Harmer's first memoir (Going Native, not reviewed) and of his apprenticeship to Okanogan Indian elder Clayton Tommy Jr. Read full book review >

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THE CHOLENT BRIGADE by Michael  Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"It's touching to see a town where kindness is no surprise. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This picture book is entirely predictable, and that may be a good thing. Read full book review >

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ANTS IN MY PANTS by Wendy Mould
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2001

"Mould's lovely line-and-wash drawing keep this contest of wills from ever having too sharp an edge. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Talk about imaginary friends—this entire bestiary is conjured to rescue Jacob from a morning of shopping with his mother. Read full book review >

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RABBIT STEW by Wendy Wahman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A book that forgoes the basics of comprehension in pursuit of purposeful misdirection. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tale of foxes and rabbit goes for a twist ending. Read full book review >

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BOO! IT'S HALLOWEEN by Wendy Watson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"A nicely understated change of pace from the more garish books for this holiday. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Continuing her holiday series (A Valentine for You, 1991), Watson uses here the same appealing characters and New England setting, cozily set forth in an assortment of cartoon-style vignettes and more expansive illustrations; but this time she takes a somewhat different tack with a text that includes less traditional material: While the straightforward narrative describes preparations and kids making their trick-or-treat rounds, the characters (pets, too) in the pictures are asking riddle-jokes that bid fair to steal the show (``What...do ghosts wear?'' ``Boo jeans!''). Read full book review >

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POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL by Wendy Mills
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"A heartfelt, three-hankie exploration of a topic all too many teens must confront. (Fiction. 14-16)"
High school junior Erin Bailey's whole life changes when her mother is diagnosed with late stage breast cancer. Read full book review >

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BLUE IGUANA by Wendy Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"Readers with a ferocious love of animals will know they've found a kindred spirit. (author's note) (Fiction. 11-14)"
Hypersensitive Clarice isn't just vegan—her empathy for animals runs so deep that she becomes physically ill after witnessing their injury. Read full book review >