Search Results: "Wendy Pfeffer"


BOOK REVIEW

WENDY by Karen Wallace
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"This tale's not stellar as a stand-alone, but deftly exposes the incestuous darkness that underlies Barrie's original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
What was Wendy Darling's life like before the coming of Peter Pan? 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 >

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TOMORROW WENDY by Shelley Stoehr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1998

"Though the cast's adults are negligent or completely clueless, Stoehr gives her young narrator a saving sense of irony, and displays a keen appreciation for love's ambiguities and complexities. (Fiction. 14+)"
A Long Island teenager develops a crush on her boyfriend's twin sister in this steamy tale of emergent sexuality from the author of Wannabe (1997). Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST DAY by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A comfortable, multidimensional investigation of the Summer Solstice that transcends time and place. (facts, activities) (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
In this fourth of a series (A New Beginning, 2008, etc.), science, myth and custom merge into a celebratory introduction to the Summer Solstice. Read full book review >

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WIGGLING WORMS AT WORK by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Even squeamish kids will love this. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Here's an eye-opener for anyone unimpressed by the lowly worm. Read full book review >

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A NEW BEGINNING by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Still, with a corrected picture replacing this one page, this could be a valuable seasonal resource, as are the two previous (and correct) titles about winter and fall. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Continuing her tributes to the seasons, Pfeffer explores spring in her latest science/history title. Read full book review >

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THE SHORTEST DAY by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Closing with a handful of poorly designed activities ('Around March 21, June 21, and September 21, repeat steps 1 to 5'), and a skimpy resource list, this well-meaning effort is likely to leave readers more confused than enlightened. (Web sites) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Generic ancient and modern figures in the illustrations accurately reflect the superficiality of this bland account of the winter solstice's natural signs and traditional commemorations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUNDS ALL AROUND by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1999

"Still, with its suggestions for activities and clear language, it's a welcome addition to the series. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
PLB 0-06-027712-2 This appealing Stage 1 title in the Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science series provides a simple explanation of sounds and hearing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WENDY PROJECT by Melissa Jane Osborne
Released: July 18, 2017

"An ethereal and haunting exploration of grief and death. (Graphic fiction. 12-adult)"
In this heart-wrenching graphic novel, a teen girl responsible for her younger brother's death must decide to accept the harsh reality or lose herself in escapist denial. Read full book review >

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LIGHT IS ALL AROUND US by Wendy Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"An illuminating choice for the science shelf. (notes on experiments) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Inquiring minds in primary grades can gain understanding about a seemingly ever-present subject in this title about light in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Read full book review >

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LIFE IN A CORAL REEF by Wendy Pfeffer
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Two 'Find Out More' pages conclude this attractive presentation. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
This colorful entry in the long-running Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series introduces the world of coral reefs with simple concepts and Jenkins's signature collage illustrations. Read full book review >

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POPCORN PARK ZOO by Wendy Pfeffer
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 1992

"Brief glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
This unusual zoo in New Jersey takes in and cares for old, injured, handicapped, or unwanted animals, both wild and domestic. Read full book review >