Search Results: "Yona Zeldis McDonough"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BICYCLE SPY by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A fine story of war, friendship, and taking a stand against injustice. (historical notes, glossary, further reading) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
The Nazis have occupied France, and Marcel Christophe's world is suddenly full of mysteries. Read full book review >

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THE BARBIE CHRONICLES by Yona Zeldis McDonough
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

THE BARBIE CHRONICLESA Living Doll Turns FortyMcDonough, Yona Zeldis—Ed. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The appended chronology ends with 1999, so this inspiring portrait can also serve as an updated replacement for Floyd Cooper's Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman (1996). (bibliography, pronunciation guide) (Picture book/biography. 8-9)"
McDonough and Zeldis turn from Sisters in Strength (2000) to a leader of a different sort. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS by Yona Zeldis McDonough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"A ménage a trois with enormous potential that never quite gets aloft."
Slow-going, made-for-TV family drama about a waiflike NYC ballerina on the rise who fatally attracts the first violinist and his young married son: a first adult novel from children's author and editor McDonough (The Barbie Chronicles, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME by Yona Zeldis McDonough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"McDonough puts a relentlessly optimistic spin on what could have been a tragic headline."
McDonough (Two of a Kind, 2013, etc.) imagines a polite tug of war with an abandoned baby at its center.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2006

"As one of what is sure to be many this year, this offering stands as an additional purchase. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Bright folk-art-inspired illustrations accompany a lucid account of the great man's life. Read full book review >

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THE CATS IN THE DOLL SHOP by Yona Zeldis McDonough
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"A quiet treasure. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In this companion book to The Doll Shop Downstairs (2009), Anna learns the joys and challenges of adding a same-age cousin to her family. Read full book review >

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LITTLE AUTHOR IN THE BIG WOODS by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Less mesmerizing than Wilder's prose but similar in its simple sentences that convey big ideas. (author's note, epilogue, craft project, recipes, list of books by Wilder, glossary, further reading) (Biography. 8-12)"
This condensation of the long, peripatetic life of Laura Ingalls Wilder will intrigue fans of the Little House series. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL SHOP DOWNSTAIRS by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2009

"A fascinating author's note lets readers in on a little secret—the birth of the Madame Alexander dolls was the inspiration for this story. (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Mix one part Rumer Godden's The Story of Holly and Ivy and many parts Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family and you create a standout family-and-doll story. Read full book review >

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THE DOLLHOUSE MAGIC by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"An author's note provides further background information on the Great Depression. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A simply written but touching holiday tale about cross-generational friendship. Read full book review >

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THE DOLL WITH THE YELLOW STAR by Yona Zeldis McDonough
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Root's gentle, delicate paintings balance the grim realities. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Claudine, a French Jewish girl, goes to live with relatives in America during WWII, shortly after her eighth birthday. Read full book review >

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ALL THE AVAILABLE LIGHT by Yona Zeldis McDonough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Generally insightful and, like Monroe herself, displaying tender charm alongside the glitz."
Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of her tragic death, a collection of essays by feminists, film buffs, and literati about the legendary film goddess. Read full book review >