Search Results: "Avis Harley"


BOOK REVIEW

LEAP INTO POETRY by Avis Harley
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Poetry buffs and teachers will enjoy the varied types of poetry, kids, the humorous poems, but otherwise this is a more of a stumble than a leap. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A combination poetry book, instruction manual, and collection of bug facts is the latest companion to Harley's Fly with Poetry (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MONARCH’S PROGRESS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young poets and naturalists should both be drawn to this. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Using a variety of poetic forms and devices, Harley follows monarch butterflies through a cycle of development and migration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARLEY by Star Livingstone
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"An interesting story that will appeal to kids who like uncommon animals and to any family who owns llamas. (Fiction. 6-9)"
An unusually long easy-reader format—but then llamas are unusual animals, and a guard llama that watches over a flock of sheep is even more extraordinary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA STARS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Harley concludes with two pages of interesting facts about the sea creatures that also serve as an index. (Poetry. 7-12)"
Close-up color photographs of an assortment of sea creatures inspired this well-designed collection of 27 short poems in a range of styles appropriate to each subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFRICAN ACROSTICS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"This belongs in every collection—for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Acrostic poems inventively highlight the animals of Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RARA AVIS by Jacqueline Weld
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"A witty, amusing romp—and the memorably vituperative Soraida is a rare bird indeed."
A comic magical-realist parable, this blithe debut novel features a talking (and thinking) parrot and is set in an unspecified time (perhaps the '50s) and South American country (near Argentina). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AVIS DOLPHIN by Frieda Wishinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Arty illustrations and a turgid, purpose-driven narrative waste this opportunity to highlight a major tragedy in its centennial year. Interested readers will get more from Diana Preston's Remember the Lusitania! (2003). (afterword) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Readers who think that the Titanic was the only great ocean liner that ever sank will find this fictionalized eyewitness account of the torpedoed Lusitania's last voyage a revelation.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2013

"Though slow to get going, the second half of this memoir is strong stuff, with some truly amazing stories well-told."
A junkie's-eye view of three decades of addiction in Detroit and on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rainbeau Harley by Cerredwyn Horrigan
Released: March 31, 2013

"An intimate, emotional journey through the hardships of one girl's adolescence."
In Horrigan's debut novel, a girl struggles to piece together some semblance of a normal family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOD ON A HARLEY by Joan Brady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Christine's newfound confidence notwithstanding, just another Cinderella story."
A slight and airy, albeit well-meaning, volume in the Bridges of Madison County mode: spirituality in the form of palatable, sugarcoated smarm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARLEY, LIKE A PERSON by Cat Bauer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2000

"An okay first novel, with a promise of better to come. (Fiction. YA)"
Living in a thoroughly dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and an enabling mother, Harley Columba feels and hopes that she is adopted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S ALICE UP TO? by Harley Jessup
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Observant children will enjoy finding clues to Alice's purpose along the way. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A quizzical black-and-white dog wonders, ``What's Alice up to with that look in her eye? Read full book review >