Search Results: "Alison Acheson"


BOOK REVIEW

MOLLY'S CUE by Alison Acheson
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

In this leisurely paced up-and-down novel about the cross-currents among artistic creation, artifice, reality and responsibility, a bad case of stage fright causes an aspiring actress to reassess her perspective about herself and her family. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA’S MUSIC by Alison Acheson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This may comfort families in similar situations, but as an educational tool about Alzheimer's, it falls flat. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This emotional look at a family living with Alzheimer's disappoints with its lack of depth. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1969

"As narrative, it's rarely tedious or inspiring although obviously important."
A memoir of Mr. Acheson's subordinate service from 1941 to 1947 and of his five years as Secretary of State. Read full book review >

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ACHESON COUNTRY by David C. Acheson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"Engaging, human-scale perspectives on a worldly wise eminence whose personal principles and foibles help explain his accomplishments on a large stage. (Photographs, plus a foreword by David McCullough—not seen)"
A loving son's captivating reminiscences of his famous father. Read full book review >

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FREDDY & FRITO AND THE CLUBHOUSE RULES by Alison Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"This playful, lighthearted lesson about peacekeeping and place-keeping serves as the introduction of Friend's Freddy & Frito, and readers will look forward to their further adventures. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Fox kit Freddy and little mouse Frito's imaginative play dates are hampered by the rules of their respective homes, so why don't these two friends build a big clubhouse all their own? Read full book review >

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123 by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Just wonderful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jay offers a worthy companion to her ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book (2003) that is winsome and clever, with many layers to explore. Read full book review >

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UNTIL I SAW THE SEA by Alison Shaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Well-chosen content; top-notch visuals. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A themed anthology—somehow there haven't been many on this subject for children—of 19 poems, some anonymous or traditional, most by such familiar names as Robert Louis Stevenson, e.e. cummings, Myra Cohn Livingston, and David McCord. Read full book review >

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ISABELLA'S BED by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

When they visit Grandmother, the children sleep in ``Isabella's'' handsome bed and explore the trunk of South American treasures at its foot. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT ZACK BUILT by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Perfect for giggling and sharing and right on target for lap-time reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new version of a beloved classic. Read full book review >

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HICKORY DICKORY DOG by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Flawed internal logic mars this slight tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Following One Two That's My Shoe (2012), Murray again riffs on a traditional nursery rhyme, keeping its cadences while focusing on a day in the life of Zack and his faithful dog, Rufus. Read full book review >

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ONE TWO THAT'S MY SHOE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Count on repeated readings of this fun and frisky tale. (Picture book. 18 mos.-5)"
In a companion to Apple Pie ABC (2011), Murray reworks another familiar rhyme into a drama pitched perfectly for preschoolers. Read full book review >

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NONI THE PONY by Alison Lester
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"The gentle ending, with pony and friends cuddled up for bed, slows the trotting long enough— just the way a book for toddlers should end. Night-night, Noni. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Noni, friendly and funny, is the perfect pony for preschoolers. Read full book review >