Elaine B. (Lily) - Reviews

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Adolf Hitler (World Leaders, Past and Present)
Adolf Hitler (World Leaders, Past and Present)
Book Type: Library Binding
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/17/2006
Helpful Score: 1


--Part of the World Leaders past and present series, biographies written especially for young adults, introducing the men and women whose ideas and actions have determined the course of history. Profusely illustrated with paintings, engravings, maps, and photographs.--

Excellent resource for studying WWII. If you are studying the period without a textbook, or desire an extra resource to enhance it, this book is very well done and understandable.


Adventures of the Greek Heroes
Review Date: 7/4/2006


A story of the Greek myths written in a style that kids can read themselves.


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Author: Mark Twain
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/3/2005


Mark Twain's Classic story is a very entertaining read. This is a complete and unabridged version. I enjoyed rereading this one even more as an adult than I did in high school.


The Adventures Of Ulysses
The Adventures Of Ulysses
Author: Bernard Evslin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/5/2006


"The leader of the Greek forces returning from Troy encounters the Cyclops, the beautiful sorceress Circe and more, as he tries to ward off the anger of the gods. "

Ages 12 and up....


Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!: The Story of December 7, 1941
Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!: The Story of December 7, 1941
Author: Theodore Taylor
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 7/4/2006


"Theodore Taylor looks at Japenese Intelligence work and American anti-intelligence efforts, which were often careless or ineffective. He shows that although the US possessed advanced technology, the info gathered was often discarded or misclassified. But once the raid was launched, bravery abounded--on both sides."


Ancient Egypt (Journey Into Civilization)
Ancient Egypt (Journey Into Civilization)
Author: Robert Nicholson, Claire Watts
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/4/2006


A Chelsea Juniors book..
From the back cover:
A lively and fascinating introduction into the dramatic history of ancient Egypt. Full of interesting facts, detailed illustrations and clear photographs, this book offers a real insight into how the ancient Egyptians lived. And not just facts...there are also absorbing activities and a traditional story, all bringing to life different aspects of the remarkable civilization of ancient Egypt.


Ancient Greeks: In the Land of the Gods (Peoples of the Past)
Review Date: 7/17/2006


Correct title: Ancient Greeks: In the Land of the Gods

Part of the "Peoples of the Past" series, it is a fascinating look at world history through the lives and times of people who lived centuries ago in foreign worlds. Come take a journey into the everyday life of these ancient citizens. Color illustrations.


Ancient Rome: Drawing History
Ancient Rome: Drawing History
Author: Elaine Raphael
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/25/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Art and History in one! Describes life in ancient Rome in both words and pictures. Best of all, Drawing History will teach you how to draw the people, costumes and artifacts of this fascinating civilization with simple step-by-step techniques that are as easy to follow as they are fun to learn.


Animal Craft Fun: Indoor and Outdoor Activities and Projects
Animal Craft Fun: Indoor and Outdoor Activities and Projects
Author: Beth Murray
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 3/25/2007


From Highlights. "Bring the zoo to you with these animal activities. Build a bird feeder, create a clothespin cat, host a zoo party, even assemble an indoor vacation home for a turtle or toad. Fun runs wild through these pages, so get in on the monkey business."


Anna and the King of Siam
Anna and the King of Siam
Author: Margaret Landon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 3/27/2007
Helpful Score: 1


There is also a children's version with the title Anna and the King by the same author. This is not it.


Anthem
Anthem
Author: Ayn Rand
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/31/2006


A classic tale portraying the value of individualism...

"He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world he dared to love the woman of his choice. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death becaues he had comitted the unpardonable sin: he had stood forth from the mindless human herd. He was a man alone."

This edition includes an intro. by Ayn Rand's heir, Leonard Peikoff. It contains excerpts from documents by Ayn Rand--letters, interviews, and journal notes, in which she discusses Anthem. The Appendix reproduces the entire original British edition with Ayn Rand's handwritten edtorial changes.


Appetizers (Best Recipes)
Appetizers (Best Recipes)
Author: W. H. Smith Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/23/2007


From back cover: "Good food and great parties go hand in hand. Turn any get-together into a special occasion with the help of this book. Dozens of fabulous appetizer recipes have been gathered from recipe contests and cook-offs across America and each prize-winning treat is beautifully photographed."


Review Date: 6/18/2006


A nice, concise test prep for the PSAT NMSQT.


The Bear and the Dragon (Jack Ryan, Bk 10)
The Bear and the Dragon (Jack Ryan, Bk 10)
Author: Tom Clancy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/18/2006


from back cover: Blending the exceptional realism and authenticity that are his hallmarks with intricate plotting, razor-sharp suspense and a remarkable cast of characters, this is Clancy at his best - and ther is none better.


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Author: Barbara Robinson, Judith Gwyn Brown (Illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/26/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Funny book!


Betsy-Tacy
Betsy-Tacy
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 12/8/2005


When Tacy moves across the street, she and Betsy become such good friends, everyone begins to think of them as Betsy-Tacy. This classic book, first published in the 1940s, has been loved by generations of readers, and tells of their adventures. It is the first of a series. Charming.


Better Homes and Gardens Easy Stir-Fry Recipes
Better Homes and Gardens Easy Stir-Fry Recipes
Author: Better Homes and Gardens
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/23/2007
Helpful Score: 2


From back cover:
"Pull out your wok or skillet and stir up a hearty main dish with Easy Stir Fry Recipes. Whether you prefer American-style dishes, traditional Asian favorites, or surprising recipes like lasagna or burgers from your wok--it's easy when you stir-fry."


Blinded by Might
Blinded by Might
Author: Cal Thomas, Ed Dobson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/25/2006


From back cover:
"Written by two conservative Christians...this book explains what you can do for your country that twenty years of heavily financed political activism has failed to do."


Bound by Honor
Bound by Honor
Author: Gary Smalley, Greg Smalley
Book Type: Audio Cassette
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/3/2005


Audio Tapes of the book that will help you forge a strong, lasting, loving bond with your teen. Learn to:
-Argue with your teens yet come out as closer friends
-Find the best solution to any conflict
-Help your teens turn the worst situations into winners
-Transform their beliefs into personal convictions
-much more!


The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children, No 1)
The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children, No 1)
Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/3/2005


One of my favorite books when I was a girl, The Boxcar Children was also a big hit with my children. Wonderful as a bedtime read-aloud or for children just embarking on reading chapter books on their own.


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