Search Results: "Bernette Ford"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Bernette Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"A splendid starter tale that will prepare children for the many more-complex versions that await. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-6)"
A solid retelling of the familiar fairy tale geared for younger children. Read full book review >

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NO MORE BITING FOR BILLY GOAT by Bernette Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"The morsels of behavioral insight, along with Ducky's peacemaking, give this as much instructional value for adults as it does for little diaper-wearing beasties. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bad habit nipped, so to speak, in the bud. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST SNOW by Bernette Ford
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An interesting combination of nature and picture book, neither of which truly shines in their competition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Attempting to convey the beauty of the natural world and a heartwarming story about a bunny's first snow, this text has set its sights too high. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADE'S END by Ford Madox Ford
Released: June 15, 1950

"A big publishing venture which should stimulate a revival of interest, this will prove of value in college literature courses as well as for a long run general sale."
With the publication of Trained For Genius by Douglas Goldring (Dutton-P. 220, 1949), a biography of Ford Madox Ford, and the literary and critical interest it aroused, Alfred A. Knopf, long interested in the project of re-publishing Ford's novels, and after much correspondence with critics and authors, decided to publish this Tietjens series in one volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Obliquely told and unevenly illustrated, this Slinky story's just OK. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Ford portrays the back story of the Slinky, the coiled steel toy that debuted in 1945 and still sells today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Quibbles aside, pastry chefs in the making will be fascinated by this accessible tribute to a true American icon and will be tempted to try the appended cookie recipe. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A chocolate candy bar cannonballing into a possessed mixer. Baking chocolate suddenly going AWOL. These are just a couple of the persistent myths orbiting the origins of America's quintessential dessert: the chocolate chip cookie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTH OF A WARRIOR by Michael Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A good series for teaching some authentic history as well as for exciting young readers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This first sequel in Ford's series set in ancient Sparta rockets into the beginnings of the Greco-Persian wars with its hero, young Lysander, a half-Helot, half-Spartan boy rescued from slavery, now training to become a warrior. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY BENCHLEY, ROCK STAR by Paul Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A snapshot of what it means to be young, smug and oh-so-trendy, circa 2005."
A wry debut about self-absorbed twentysomethings who ditch bourgeois gigs in data entry for rock-'n'-roll dreams. Read full book review >

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LIFE DESIGNS by Elaine Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Here, again, her protagonists' lives drift on the currents of time—a very believable, yet sympathetic, portrait of a modern marriage."
Ford (Monkey Bay, 1989, etc.) returns to Massachusetts for the story of a couple's serendipitous romantic life—related in skipping-stone style across the decades, and just as refreshingly spare and unsentimental as the author's four previous novels. Read full book review >

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RISING by Darnella Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Well-written line by line, but, overall, it adds up to something less than the sum of its parts: the story becomes outlandish, the characters are flat, and the great revelation is obvious from the start."
Engaging if ultimately hyperbolic debut about a young ghetto girl's horrendous childhood in the care of two rich white adoptive parents, and the slow peace she achieves years after. Read full book review >