Search Results: "Aileen Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY GOES ON by Aileen Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Nature red in tooth and claw" receives a disarmingly serene treatment in this posthumously published piece. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF EASTER by Aileen Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Every element of design makes this an inviting addition to the holiday shelf, even for those already owning the original book with Ati Forberg's illustrations. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
First published in 1968 and newly illustrated by Vitale, this is a history of the Christian celebration of Easter that, after briefly recounting the story of the Resurrection, links the holiday to other spring festivals, covers the ancient custom of giving the gift of an egg (a symbol of the new life of spring), and includes contemporary customs, such as the fashionable stroll down New York City's Fifth Avenue after church on that day. Read full book review >

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KNOW WHAT I SAW? by Aileen Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The illustrations provide the puppy and a somewhat too-easy resolution, which, if emotionally satisfying for readers, nevertheless lacks resonance. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A cheerful pigtailed girl leads readers through a descending series of baby animals in an upbeat treatment of a verse from the late Fisher. Read full book review >

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DO RABBITS HAVE CHRISTMAS? by Aileen Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Still, this is a treat for Christmas or any winter reading. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
A family of rabbits help themselves to carrots from an outdoor Christmas tree on the attractive cover of this collection of 15 previously published poems about winter and Christmas by the late poet. Read full book review >

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HUGGING HOUR!  by Aileen Leijten
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Readers and prereaders alike will be left smiling. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A winning intimacy infuses this tale of a small child who is dropped off for an overnight with Grandma. Read full book review >

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LINT BOY by Aileen Leijten
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Provided they're able to follow it, readers will have a difficult time putting it down. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Dolls, socks, and dryer lint all come alive in Leijten's disorienting graphic novel. Read full book review >

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CAMP OF THE ANGEL by Aileen Arrington
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

"The story's hopeful ending defies the odds, but it works, thanks to the author's meticulous setup—and because the reader wants it so much. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An imperiled white cat is the catalyst for an abused girl to find the courage to defy her violent father. Read full book review >

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PAPER HEART by Aileen Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Sheltered by her mother from all normal activity because of a weak heart, Nadia's disappointment when even the sixth-grade class play is off limits helps open the door to the discovery of just who is really sick. Read full book review >

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STELLA'S BULL by Frances Arrington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Arrington's illustrations, despite (at their best) a pointillist's moody and haunting feel, lack the edge to suggest a threat lurking just off the page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Depression-era poignancy hovers over this tale of fear and its consequences. Read full book review >

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CLOSE TO HOME by Lydia Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Fifth-grader Betsy, whose mother works in Jonas Salk's research lab, has an on-again, off-again friendship with fascinating, mischievous Leticia, whose mother is so fearful of polio that she believes every wild speculation about how it might be spread—even that it may be carried by Communists. Read full book review >

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THE GOLD OF THRACE by Aileen G. Baron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2007

"Baron, a former professor of archeology (The Torch of Tangier, 2007, etc.), unfolds her story with all the hectoring zeal of a pedagogue trying to drum history into her slower students' heads."
Antiquities shenanigans bisect Europe. Read full book review >