Search Results: "Amy Lowry"


BOOK REVIEW

FOX TAILS by Amy Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Four fable favorites cleverly repackaged. (author's note, morals) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Four of Aesop's familiar fables feature wily fox shamelessly tricking his fellow creatures, followed by their gleeful retaliation, strung together in one continuous if episodic narrative. Read full book review >

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THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER by Amy Lowry Poole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"Still, children will get the point, as well as a ground-level glimpse of a vanished way of life, and picture book versions of the fable are rare. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Aesop's fable gets a Northern Chinese setting in this stiffly formal version. Read full book review >

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THE PEA BLOSSOM by Amy Lowry Poole
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"First class. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Poole gives her retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's story of five peas in a pod an Eastern flavor by setting it in "a small garden near the great city of Beijing." Read full book review >

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HOW THE ROOSTER GOT HIS CROWN by Amy Lowry Poole
Released: March 15, 1999

"This story, with many gratifying elements to explore, and exquisite illustrations—folk-art paintings on textured paper—to behold, will keep on giving with each reading. (Picture book/folklore. 3-9)"
A great combination: a cryptically amusing, ancient Chinese tale retold with verve and respect for the original, accompanied by stunningly beautiful, transporting artwork. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA, ABSOLUTELY by Lois Lowry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"As usual, Lowry (The Giver, 1993, etc.) delivers tight, page-turning prose, plenty of humor, and characters right out of readers' neighborhooods. (Fiction. 7-12)"
In which Anastasia Krupnik gets a dog, attends a class in values, and inadvertently deposits a hag of dog poop in a public mailbox. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"As befits the setting and subject, the narrative is simple and heartfelt, presenting a snapshot of a unique American community. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"I am desolate," Lydia Pierce declares to her diary on her birthday, Oct. 4, 1918, because the motion-picture houses have been closed due to Spanish flu. Read full book review >

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THINGS YOU EITHER HATE OR LOVE by Brigid Lowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 2006

"Cherie Whytock or Sue Limb fans will enjoy this latest addition to the ever-growing number of chick-lit offerings for teen girls. (Fiction. YA)"
Weight-conscious Georgia is the Australian, 15-year-old equivalent of England's Bridget Jones. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA AT THIS ADDRESS by Lois Lowry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Fine entertainment; a must for fans. (Fiction. 9-13)"
More on-target predicaments and laugh-aloud funny dialogue from Lowry, who now takes her articulate protagonist through some seminal exchanges with the opposite sex. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 17, 1946

"For sophisticates."
Here's another alcoholic nightmare told against a thoroughly knowledgeable background of Mexico, the people and the customs. Read full book review >

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YOUR MOVE, J.P.! by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: April 30, 1990

"A memorably funny book."
This year's Newbery winner returns to her popular comic mode—now with a third book about the Tates of N.Y.C.'s West 83rd Street (Switcharound, 1985). Read full book review >

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FIND A STRANGER, SAY GOODBYE by Lois Lowry
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1978

"This one is readable, but grating."
Though her adoptive father is a compassionate doctor who inspires Natalie to follow in his footsteps, and her mother a groovy and artistic lady who picks dandelions in her nightgown (a supposedly hilarious story) and does such mad things as paint her clawfoot bathtub's toenails Crimson Passion, 17-year-old Natalie Armstrong is determined to track down her natural parents. Read full book review >