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By Patricia Hruby Powell on December 7, 2013
<<http://www.shelf-awareness.com>>. November 27, 2013 children’s book Book Review: “…staccato phrases move like music…” Children’s Review: Josephine Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell , illus. by Christian Robinson (Chronicle, $17.99 hardcover, 104p., ages 7-10, 9781452103143, January 14, 2014) Patricia Hruby Powell (Blossom Tales) begins this biography of the larger-than-life Josephine Baker (1906–1975) [...]
By Patricia Hruby Powell on November 3, 2013
Josephine’s first two reviews are starred! So this is blatant toasting. The reviews follow. The book will be released January 14, 2014. Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker By Patricia Hruby Powell Illustrated by Christian Robinson Publishers Weekly Starred Review 11/1/2013 «“Baker’s entire life spreads out in this tapestry of words.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review [...]
Lights, Action, Roll ‘Em…with “Professor Puffendorf’s Secret Potion” by Robin Tzannes and Korky Paul.
By Patricia Hruby Powell on February 26, 2012
Kathy Hughes is doing the coolest project with her fifth grade reading class at Carrie Busie Elementary in Champaign, IL. She started with “Professor Puffendorf’s Secret Potion,” a book by Robin Tzannes and Korky Paul (Checkerboard Press 1992). The students read the book and asked if they could see the movie. Ms. Hughes said, “Sure.” [...]