Search Results: "Anne Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD by Anne Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2003

Wilson (Noah's Ark, not reviewed, etc.) provides striking, paper-collage illustrations to accompany the familiar words of the Twenty-Third Psalm, using the traditional King James Version as the text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"The riotous colors and patterns reflect the joy of the love story and the fun of the nonsense verse, and breathe new life into a classic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrations are what make this latest edition of Edward Lear's classic poem about two unlikely lovers worth a second look. Read full book review >

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WE’RE ROAMING IN THE RAINFOREST by Laurie Krebs
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Brenda Z. Guiberson's Rain, Rain, Rain Forest, illustrated by Steve Jenkins (2004), provides a more informative introduction, but this cheerful addition to Krebs's travel series will be welcomed in storytimes. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Three children exploring the Amazon River forest between dawn and dusk encounter a wide variety of animals that describe their customary activities in rhyming couplets, each beginning with an appropriate verb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAREFOOT BOOK OF EARTH TALES by Dawn Casey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Sources for the tales are well documented in an annotated bibliography. (introduction) (Folktales. 6-10)"
Seven different areas of the earth—Australia, Nigeria, the American Southwest, Bali, Kazakhstan, India and Wales—are represented through folktales celebrating the natural world and the interdependence of living things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMAL RESCUE STORE by Elizabeth Swados
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Somehow, it all works together, enhanced by Wilson's vibrant illustrations, bright background colors and a jazzy design. (Poetry. 5-10)"
The author's background in writing and composing for the theater is evident in this unusual collection of poetry that begs to be read aloud in dramatic voices or acted out as a class play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AFRICAN PRINCESS by Lyra Edmonds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Of value, though, is the wonderfully natural portrayal of Lyra's interracial family. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rich, attractive mixed-media illustrations can't make this narrow, problematic theme into a real story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASHA AND THE FIREBIRD by Margaret Bateson Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Fans of Baba Yaga stories will be delighted. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In this original story modeled on traditional Eastern European folktales, a young egg painter is enlisted by the Firebird to disguise the four Eggs of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire so that Baba Yaga cannot find them. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOVER by Anne A. Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"Tightly written training scenes make for a smart, absorbing thriller when the reluctant heroine is put to the test."
A former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot's debut novel about a sailor who overcomes her fear of drowning to assist a Navy SEAL team on a top-secret mission. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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ANNE HELEN PETERSEN
by Megan Labrise

When Anne Helen Petersen pitched Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman in 2015, famous female iconoclasts were having a massive moment.

Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck led the box office. Broad City and Girls ruled TV. Serena Williams dominated tennis. And Hillary Rodham Clinton on her way to becoming the 45th President of the ...


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