Search Results: "Amanda G. Cannon"


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EYES WIDE OPEN by Amanda G. Cannon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A fun, lively romp sure to please fans of smart chick lit."
In Cannon's debut novel, recent college graduate and fashionista Olivia "Livvy" Sue Hunnicutt has a teaching degree but no job—and really wants a steady boyfriend. Read full book review >

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PINDULI by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Preachy, but Cannon fans will lap it up. (Picture book. 5-8)"
After being ridiculed for her big ears, her fuzzy fur, and her uneven stripes, a little hyena tries to change herself into something else, but learns an amazing secret about the power of words to hurt and to heal. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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VERDI by Janell Cannon
by Janell Cannon, illustrated by Janell Cannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"An afterword provides sufficient information on snakes to appease those in search of deeper knowledge. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Cannon (Trupp, 1995, etc.) strikes a fragile balance between fact and fiction in her presentation of Verdi, a very small, bright yellow python who does not want to grow up into the adult snakes he knows: green, boring, and rude. Read full book review >

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NEON ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK by Nick Cannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A collection well-suited to young boys of color as well as all young fans of hip-hop culture, who often long for family-friendly content. (Poetry. 7-10)"
What if Shel Silverstein grew up on hip-hop? Read full book review >

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THE PARCHMENT BOAT by Moya Cannon
Released: March 16, 1998

"Cannon can be vague or, worse, trite (especially in her paean to spring, —Bulbs—), but excels when she keeps it simple and direct."
paper 1-85235-201-4 In her second collection of short poems, this Irish schoolteacher displays an archaeologist's eye for the telling object, whether it's a clay shard found in a garden (—Shards—) or the —parchment boat— of the title (—Patched Kayak—). Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

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TANGLED ROOTS by Taffy Cannon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"High-concept background, low-concept plot—tangled roots indeed—but still an advance on Nan's cutesy debut in A Pocketful of Karma (1993)."
No joy for California State Bar investigator Nan Robinson. Read full book review >