Search Results: "Betsy Draine"


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THE BODY IN BODEGA BAY by Betsy Draine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2014

"Apart from its surprise ending, Nora and Toby's second case (Murder in Lascaux, 2011) is most valuable for its information on icons, The Birds and early northern California history."
Is a missing Russian icon a motive for murder? Read full book review >

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MURDER IN LASCAUX by Betsy Draine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Emeriti Professors Draine and Hinden's mystery debut offers a good dose of Périgord culture, but Nora's antics make you want to send an apology to her hosts."
An art historian's research trip to southwest France is enlivened by her encounter with a corpse. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, KNIGHT  by Betsy Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"Clear text, amusing illustrations, and a captivating easy-to-read story make this a winner for horse-loving emerging readers. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Knight and Horse follow their dreams— literally. Read full book review >

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MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

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SUNRISE, MOONRISE by Betsy Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A handsome mixed bag. (Board-book. 1-3)"
From morning to night, various forest creatures cavort in idyllic scenes. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL SNACKERS by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Further 'Animal Facts' appended. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
In this thoroughly revised version of her 1980 collection, Lewin not only adds two poems, drops one, and revisits several, she replaces the original's bread-dough art with fresh, less-formal, loosely brushed watercolors that capture the verses' humor even better. Read full book review >

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TV DINNER by Betsy Everitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Still, Everitt (Mean Soup, not reviewed) has written a hugely amusing play on words that the youngest of children will appreciate and understand. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
When Daisy Lee says she's going to eat a TV dinner ``instead of peas, instead of soup, instead of rice, or something nice,'' she means it literally. Read full book review >

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THUMPY FEET by Betsy  Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Chock-full of personality and charm, Thumpy Feet will be warmly welcomed by readers everywhere. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Anyone who has ever known and loved a cat will be instantly captivated by Lewin's fun-loving feline creation. Read full book review >

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I HAIKU YOU by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A good choice for emerging poetry fans. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
This sweet collection of haiku captures special moments of friendship and appreciation from a child's point of view. Read full book review >

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ANTLER, BEAR, CANOE by Betsy Bowen
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Well-chosen bits of information combine with the woodcut's vigorous black and skillfully added watercolor to give the flavor of this attractive region. (Picture book. 5-9)*justify no*"
In a picture book debut that uses handsome woodcuts to present a regional theme (recalling Azarian's A Farmer's Alphabet, 1981), Bowen chooses subjects that typify Minnesota's north woods, cleverly ordering them by a year's cycle as well as by the alphabet. ``Fishing'' can be done through March's ice; ``Junk'' appears when the snow melts; ``Loons'' hatch in July, when ``Northern lights'' may appear; and so on to ``Zero,'' December's cold. Read full book review >

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TRACKS IN THE WILD by Betsy Bowen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, a lovely book, intelligently conceived and beautifully executed. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The author-illustrator of Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year (1991) takes a second look at the forest near her Minnesota home, once again structuring her material creatively to explicate her theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"The collection is a perfect antidote to the 'problem' novel, offering young readers topics that try their souls and portraits of the souls who try to help them cope. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Readers will hum with pleasure in the afterglow of each story in this powerful collection. Read full book review >