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By Matt Berman, Marigny J. Dupuy

This article presents information on awards together with the Belpre, Boston Globe-Horn ebook, the nationwide e-book Awards, and BCCB Blue Ribbons. Entries are prepared alphabetically by way of writer, and for every name the authors supply bibliographic details, a synopsis and a overview.

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She knew the story well, having danced the lead in the ballet. A. Hoffmann. The title character is a life-size doll created by the doll maker, Dr. Coppelius. When Franz, who is betrothed to Swanilda, sees the doll sitting in the window, he falls in love with her thinking that she is real. Dr. Coppelius sees an opportunity to try his hand at alchemy, drugs Franz, and attempts to transfer his life force to the doll. The jealous and broken-hearted Swanilda foils the doctor's plan, and exposes the truth about Coppélia to Franz.

Some of the illustrations reflect the traditional reading of the rhyme, while others bring something new. For example, the Jack in "Jack Be Nimble" is a mouse who, nibbling on a wedge of cheese set on a table, must jump over a candlestick to get away when a cat appears. The book is attractively laid out and designed, and the cheerful illustrations can be easily "read" by children too young to read the words. This would be a welcome addition to any collection of books for young children. : Nonfiction Reviews: School Library Journal-Oct.

Biography Sports Reviews: The Bulletin Sept. 1998 New York Times Oct. 18, 1998 Awards/Lists: ALA Notable Books for Children Sure to please young baseball fans, this children's biography of Babe Ruth presents the highlights of his life in several ways. The main text is short, poetic, and evocative of the wonder of this extraordinary baseball player and the awe in which he was held by his fans. The author also gathered significant data about the Babe's life and career, which he presents in the form of old-style baseball cards.

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