Search Results: "A.E. Cannon"


BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIE'S FISH by A.E. Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Visually offbeat and beautiful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Transfixing artwork shows a boy's imagination running wild on the potential ramifications of pet sitting. Read full book review >

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AMAZING GRACIE by A.E. Cannon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Some of the minor characters (especially Pete) are too broadly drawn to be wholly believable; but Cannon finds sunshine even in the dim corners of Gracie's fears, presenting a clear-eyed heroine who manages not only to survive but to preserve her very fallible family. (Fiction. 12+)"
Gracie's woes are many: she's too practical to like her new stepfather Pete's get-rich-quick schemes; she wasn't told that they were moving to Salt Lake City until the last minute; she's saddled with the care of her new stepbrother, Sinjian. Read full book review >

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THE LOSER’S GUIDE TO LIFE AND LOVE by A.E. Cannon
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Mediocrity of storytelling aside, the romantic tension is palpable, there is a Shakespearean climax replete with costumes and kissing, and thus-inclined readers will find here at least a few hours of satisfying, if fleeting, romance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ed not only has to wear a frilly tuxedo to his job at Reel Life Movies video and DVD rental, he's got a hand-me-down nametag. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE’S ROSE by A.E. Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"Pinpoint historical details never overwhelm the force of the story, emotions ring true throughout, and the large cast of characters comes vividly to life, none more than Charlotte, strong and lovely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Cannon (On the Go with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe, p. 650, etc.) returns after several years with an engrossing, detailed, thoroughly real story of faith, family, and community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL WITH PIRATE PETE AND PIRATE JOE by A.E. Cannon
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2004

"Yos and Hos galore. (Easy reader. 6-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHIHUAHUA CHASE by A.E. Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Not the leader of the pack. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Fourth grader Addie May and her frenemy Teddy find more than they bargained for in the run-up to the big Chihuahua race downtown. Read full book review >

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LITTLE YAU by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"As is her wont, Cannon pairs a wordy but uncomplicated adventure to whimsical, technically accomplished art—giving readers of both simple and sophisticated taste something to appreciate. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Cannon revisits the reclusive, catlike Fuzzheads introduced in Trupp (1999), for an offbeat rite-of-passage tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BAT IN THE BOOT by Annie Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Warmly recommended. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Cannon's first solo outing (she illustrated Jo Carson's You Hold Me and I'll Hold You, 1992) demonstrates she is as at home with text as she is with pictures. Read full book review >

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TRUPP by Janell Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"By reproducing this effect so powerfully, Cannon creates a unique reading experience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Trupp, a white, furry, catlike animal from a mythical, mountainous region, decides to see the world. Read full book review >

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CRICKWING by Janell Cannon
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Readers may not lose their aversion to cockroaches, even with the author's informative, appreciative closing notes, but they'll enjoy the adventure. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Continuing in the lapidary visual style that made hits of Stellaluna (1993) and Verdi (1997), Cannon illustrates this tale of a hard-luck jungle cockroach with exquisitely detailed and realistic ground-level views that seem to glow from within. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STELLALUNA by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Delightful and informative but never didactic: a splendid debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Attacked by an owl, Stellaluna (a fruit bat) is separated from her mother and taken in by a bird and her nestlings. Read full book review >