Search Results: "Alma Fullerton"


BOOK REVIEW

COMMUNITY SOUP by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"For reading aloud or alone, a nourishing choice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mary's little lamb becomes a village child's goats in this quirky, Kenya-set tale of making pumpkin vegetable soup. Read full book review >

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LIBERTAD by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2008

"FOREVER') will strike even young readers as a little naïve. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Libertad picks trash for a living with his younger brother and their mother in Guatemala City. Read full book review >

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A GOOD TRADE by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"Expertly crafted, Fullerton's first picture book reminds readers of the pleasure of small things. (Picture book. 5-9)"
On his trek to get water for the day, a Ugandan boy sees a treasure in an aid truck, and he finds just the right gift to trade for it. Read full book review >

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IN A CLOUD OF DUST by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A nice addition to primary-grade 'values' collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Tanzania, a bicycle lending library provides joy for village schoolchildren. Read full book review >

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WALKING ON GLASS by Alma Fullerton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Readers may appreciate the brevity of a work on such a dire topic, but there is no wise guidance offering young adults deeper understanding or insight and no suggestions of where to go if one wanted to learn more. (Fiction. YA)"
Readers should not be fooled by the size of this little book: A huge problem is contained therein. Read full book review >

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HAND OVER HAND by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A sweet tale that is both culturally specific and universal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A girl's place is on shore in Nina's fishing village in the Philippines, but today will be different. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE RAIN COMES by Alma Fullerton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"A beautiful introduction to life and culture on a little-known island nation—and a delightful read whether for the first or the 100th time. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-9)"
Although set in faraway Sri Lanka, Fullerton's rhythmic tale holds a universal message: that even the smallest and youngest among us can summon up the courage to face, and overcome, the most gargantuan challenges. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2001

"First published in England in 1977, this is the second in a series now nine novels long, featuring a thoroughly likable hero submerged under a torrent of nautical detail."
In the prescribed Hornblower tradition, the British Navy again performs heroically, this time during The Great War. Read full book review >

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THE BLOODING OF THE GUNS by Alexander Fullerton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Great stuff for hard-core ironside sailors. Woozy sailing types will drift off."
The Battle of Jutland provides opening action in a 20th-century British naval series that promises to be long on war and short on mushy stuff. Read full book review >

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THE MONKEY HOUSE by John Fullerton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A first-rate debut thriller, with harrowing detail showing the limits of a memorable man and his ruined city."
An impressive if bleak first novel from Reuters correspondent Fullerton, whose protagonist is an existential detective under fire from all quarters during the early winter of 1993 in war-torn Sarajevo. Read full book review >

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WORLDWEAVERS by Alma Alexander
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2009

"Buy it to keep the fans happy. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Thea Winthrop returns to the Wandless Academy in the fall and is drawn immediately into another adventure when the Federal Bureau of Magic asks for help. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN FEED by Alma Fritchley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Letty's forays into high-level political scandal aren't as original or compelling as the down-home British lunacy of Chicken Run, but Fritchley manages again to invoke a tone as quiescent yet soothing as a root-beer float."
Like it or not, new vistas are opening for Yorkshire chicken farmer Letty Campbell (Chicken Run, p. 620). Read full book review >