American Library Association’s Booklist, STARRED review, Oct. 1, 2010 – “…In this thoroughly researched, humanizing biography, Wooldridge writes with lively specifics about both the author and her time…Wooldridge’s skillful integration of Wharton’s literary and personal lives includes matter-of-fact, detailed accounts of her intense relationships with numerous “bachelor friends,” pictured among the many archival photos. … [A] well-rounded, handsomely illustrated portrait, which will find an enduring place on classroom and library shelves.”
American Library Association’s Booklist, May 1, 2011 – “…shown in nicely composed, often panoramic paintings laced with dramatic and occasionally comical details. The fine, folksy tone of the narration works equally well when relating similar attitudes in the early 1800s and early2000s. Great for discussion, this well-conceived picture book illustrates an interesting point about resistance to new ideas.”
Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. Their website just posted their recommended books for summer and Just Fine The Way They Are is included. Read more about the 2011 Big Summer Read and all the great resources they offer young readers, parents, librarians and educators.
The Brave Escape of Edith Wharton Review - “Any dreamy or bookish girl who once loved ‘Harriet the Spy’ should immediately take up this lively new biography…the author brings to life Wharton’s joy, consuming energy and ability to turn adversity into fuel and hunger… I like to picture girls lying on the beach reading this appealing book and receiving its secret message: stop i-chatting and posting on people’s walls — it’s time to write your first novel!” — Katie Roiphe, New York Times Book Review - August 15, 2010
It never fails. Every year about mid-November, my writing grinds to a halt for about six weeks. Every year, I try not to let it happen and every year it does anyway. In my defense, Thanksgiving is when our children and their families try to make it home. And Christmas is the time when I send cards with personal messages Read More>>
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