Search Results: "Alison Pargeter"


BOOK REVIEW

LIBYA by Alison Pargeter
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 31, 2012

"Pargeter's cliché-ridden prose detracts from, but does not completely overwhelm, her account of the brutal Qadaffi regime."
A thorough but wooden examination of the making of Muammar Qaddafi. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HEAVEN TREE TRILOGY by Edith Pargeter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1993

"A quite grand affair."
A robust and majestically peopled and paced medieval trilogy— a stormy tale of thunderous dark passions and spiritual triumphs— in a one-volume collection of two hitherto-out-of-print novels and one never-before published here: from the author, as Ellis Peters, of the hugely popular Brother Cadfael mysteries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MEANS OF GRACE by Edith Pargeter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"The verbiage sinks into the ponderous now and then, and characters occasionally become mouthpieces, but, still, there's much here that's touching and memorable."
Another worthwhile revival (The Heaven Tree Trilogy, 1993) of an out-of-print Pargeter novel (a.k.a. mystery writer Ellis Peters) appearing here for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

EDDIE AND DOG by Alison Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A sweet choice for dog lovers, active children or anyone searching for a friend. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This effervescent boy-and-dog tale is worth making some room on the shelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUT OF THE BLUE by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2014

"A beautiful if rather sprawling beach book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jay's distinctive media and style combine to present a wordless, fantastic beach story of adventure and compassion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MY DAD! by Alison Ritchie
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"More and more titles are emerging that celebrate the special bond between fathers and their children; this one adds beautifully to that genre. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A playful and loving father and son spend a delightful day bonding together, from a wake-up nose tickle to a final nighttime cuddle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROW by Alison Paul
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"Younger and more timorous audiences will appreciate the take-it-or-leave-it quality of the suspense. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Riffing on "The Raven" for her debut, Paul demonstrates that she's no Poe (yet, at least) when it comes to verse—but her shadowy, skewed-perspective paper-collage illustrations do create a properly brooding atmosphere. Read full book review >