poems selected by Lee Bennett
Hopkins; illus. by Helen Cann
Primary Eerdmans 40 pp.
9/14 978-0-8028-5419-3 $16.00
Fourteen brief poems, each told from the perspective of an animal present at the birth of Jesus, are collected in this welcome anthology. From Jude Mandell’s cat (“What gifts have I / to give / this Child? // No gold, / no frankincense, / no myrrh, / only my quiet / soothing purr”) to X. J. Kennedy’s horse (“On Christmas Eve, the night unique, / they say we beasts find tongues to speak. // Yet at this crib I am so stirred / that, staring, I can say no word”), the poems convey both the majesty and intimacy of that night. Decorative mixed-media illustrations highlight each animal on its own double-page spread. MARTHA V. PARRAVANO
MULTI-CULTURAL POETRY COLLECTION/CHILDREN, LEE and LOW
READ JUDE'S "I'M THE ONE,' in 'AMAZING FACES'**
**PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW,TEXAS BLUEBONNET AWARD 2011-12
WHAT A SONG CAN DO--TWELVE AUTHORS WRITE ABOUT MUSIC IN THE LIVES OF TEENS/YOUNG ADULT FICTION/POETRY/KNOPF
"Ballad of a Prodigy," is a seven-stanza story in free verse, which tells the story of a talented young singer, who finally finds her own path to happiness after being swept along by the ambitions of the adults who've hitched their hopes to her rising star.
HALF-HUMAN, EDITED BY BRUCE COVILLE, A FANTASY COLLECTION FOR MIDDLE GRADE AND YOUNG ADULT READERS/SCHOLASTIC
What if you learned that you were half-human and half-dragon--and the dragon side was winning out? Author Jude Mandell explores this dilemma in her story, Princess Dragonblood, (Scholastic) which Publisher's Weekly described as " . . . engaging . . . lyric."
NEWFANGLED FAIRYTALES BOOK 2, EDITED BY BRUCE LANSKY, A FUN ANTHOLOGY OF FRACTURED FAIRY TALES FOR CHILDREN/MEADOWBROOK PRESS
Book 2's collection of humourous fairy tales is anything but Grimm! These stories were all evaluated by panels of school kids before inclusion in the volume. They gave Jude's story, "A Thoroughly Modern Rapunzel, or How I Outsmarted the Witch, in Newfangled Fairy Tales, Book #2, an enthusiastic "A!"
Editorial Reviews: Ingram
"The second book in the series of entertaining fairy tales with a delightfully newfangled twist, this collection includes ten new stories."
SUPER SPORTS STAR GARY PAYTON, A MIDDLE GRADE BIOGRAPHY, BY JUDE MANDELL, ENSLOW PUBLISHERS, INC.
SUPER SPORTS STAR GARY PAYTON: In this b-ball bio, author Judith Mandell details Payton's professional career and personal life in this story of skill and determination.
THE ALPHA-SOUND PHONICS PROGRAM--MULTIMEDIA LEARNING/ADVENTURE STORIES FOR BEGINNING READERS, WRITTEN BY JUDE MANDELL(M.Ed)/ CLEARVUE/SVE
THE ALPHA SOUND PROGRAM is an inventive, interactive phonics program that was far ahead of its time. It incorporates innovative techniques to accomodate varied learning styles, techniques that are now recognized as essential componants for well-designed childrens' programs and learning materials. Through stories using claymation and realistic 3-dimensional figures, music, and humor, ALPHA-SOUND provides teachers a way to monitor correct/incorrect interactive responses from their students using gamelike visual/auditory discrimination challenges that help beginning learners to read.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT/ AN ANTHOLODY OF SIX PARANORMAL ROMANCE NOVELLAS
In Jude Mandell's novella "STARGAZER," in HEAVEN CAN WAIT, two lovers, actress Giselle Lascalles and Irish Vicount Hugh Greyson, attempt to rescue the son of Marie Antoinette, little Louis-Charles, King Louis XVII, in this romantic intrigue of illegal arms deals, French revolutionaries, and Irish Union activists. When new dangers threaten the young king, Giselle may have to make choices that will tear her and Hugh apart . . .