elizabeth ferber

Biography
Social Science, Science, and Health
Art Books
Fiction

Biography

Steven Spielberg
From descriptions of the subject's early childhood to the beginnings of his passion for creating special films, this account captures and holds readers' interest. Ferber comments on the subject's single-minded drive to create the pictures in his mind on film, his family's tolerance of his creative impulses, and the cruel teasing that led him into a fantasy world of his own making.
— School Library Journal

Yasir Arafat: A Life of War and Peace
An outstanding biography of a controversial figure. Ferber offers readers a fair, straightforward account of Arafat's life, neither condoning his past violence nor praising his recent peace efforts.
— School Library Journal

 

A Life with Animals: Jane Goodall
For the age group, this biography of the famed primatologist serves as a perfect introduction to Goodall’s extraordinary life and work.
— Reader Review

 

Social Science, Science, and Health

Why Am I Up, Why Am I Down?: Understanding Bipolar Disorder
As a person with Bipolar this book really explains everything very well that your doctor may not. This was very easy to read and very informative. It was up to date, and the combination of psychology and biology was impressive. This book took it a step further than most and explained the causes and then the treatments and why these are needed.
Reader Review

The Vegetarian Life: How to Be a Veggie
in a Meat-Eating World

This book should have been called "All you Ever Wanted to Know About Vegetarianism (But Were Afraid to Ask)." It's written in a friendly, non-accusatory manner, so meat-eaters will be able to read it and learn without having a guilt trip laid on them.
— Reader Review

 

Diabetes
Many books discuss diabetes, but Ferber's focuses on the illness in adolescence . . . Young people diagnosed with diabetes, as well as their family and friends, will find this a matter-of-fact presentation of how diabetes and its management changes young peoples' lives and how they can live with the disease successfully.
— Booklist

May the Circle Be Unbroken: An Intimate Journey into the Heart of Adoption
Franklin uses many excerpts from interviews with and writings by birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive parents. Ably assisted by freelance writer Elizabeth Ferber, she organizes these varied voices into a unified narrative that leads readers through each phase of the adoption process, which evolves over the lifetime of all the participants.
— Amazon.com

 

The Walker’s Companion:
A Nature Company Guide

If you value field guides, you will love this Time-Life edition of "The Walker's Companion" from The Nature Company. Several highly respected nature writers, including David Rains Wallace, Elizabeth Ferber, and Ann Zwinger, make contributions to this well-illustrated and highly informative text. Those names should give you a clue to the excellent combination of literary and scientific writing that makes this text a must-have reference for anyone who is interested in the environment.
— Reader Review

Art Books

The White House
Those who are interested in learning more about the history and construction of the White House but who haven’t the time or the attention span to read a meaty book on the subject may enjoy Fischer’s (Great American Houses and Gardens: A Pop-Up Book) clever, beautifully illustrated pop-up book with text by Elizabeth Ferber.
— Publishers Weekly

 

Great American Houses and Gardens
This was one of the more creative books I have delved into in ages. There are a wide variety of properties chosen with beautiful illustrations that put you there for a moment. The book also has on each page a couple of little attached booklets by author Elizabeth Ferber for further interesting facts to be had.
— Reader Review

 

Fiction

Soon Found, Soon Lost: A Novel
Ferber offers luminescent descriptions and engaging narrative.
— Kirkus Reviews