Search Results: "Bonnie Huie"


BOOK REVIEW

NOTES OF A CROCODILE by Qiu Miaojin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A meandering, but moving, look at queer identity."
A college student's romantic obsession with another woman threatens to derail her happiness. Read full book review >

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ELVIS by Bonnie Christensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Despite some missteps, adult Elvis fans will be thrilled to share this book with children. (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Brief poems present the childhood and youth of the King of rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE by Bonnie Christensen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"A powerful, lyrical tribute to the musician whose music is so much a part of our lives. (Biography. 8-10)"
This moving biography honors the life and work of the legendary folk singer who celebrated the lives of working people all over the US. Read full book review >

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AN EDIBLE ALPHABET by Bonnie Christensen
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1994

"But it's the air of well-being that infuses these prints that draws attention and, ultimately, the delicately incised lines, sure sense of design, and subtly added color that delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Christensen makes a handsome debut with wood engravings that recall the woodcuts of fellow-Vermonter Mary Azarian (A Farmer's Alphabet, 1981, o.p.). Read full book review >

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PLANT A LITTLE SEED by Bonnie Christensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Text and pictures align nicely in this fresh celebration of gardening as food for both body and soul. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In reverent lines punctuated with occasional and near rhyme, a girl narrates the cycle of working a community-garden plot over three productive seasons. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 24, 2011

"Though readers will need to consult the backmatter for the details of the more complex and tumultuous years from the mid-'60s to his death in 1987, they will find this a vital and exciting child-appropriate introduction to an American icon. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The "fabulous" life of Andy Warhol is made accessible and understandable via this child-friendly look at the life and career of one of America's most recognizable painters. Read full book review >

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EARTHQUAKE GAMES by Bonnie Ramthun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 2000

"After a promising debut (Ground Zero, 1999), Ramthun comes a cropper."
While out for an early morning walk, retired schoolteacher Marcia Fowler finds the murdered body of young Krista Lewis half-buried in the Great Sand Dunes of southwestern Colorado, and concludes that aliens are responsible. Read full book review >

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SLEEPING WITH SCHUBERT by Bonnie Marson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2004

"Hits all the obvious notes while skirting the difficult passages, but should make a fun movie."
Brooklyn lawyer finds herself sharing mind and body with Franz Schubert, in this high-concept first novel already in film development (think Freaky Friday gone symphonic). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2010

"An uneven book that gains surprising power as it moves toward the end."
Combination popular-science book/memoir of a gardener who lost her sense of smell. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS IN THE ATTIC by Bonnie Shimko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Brisk, fun, and good-natured."
Winning debut describes a young girl coming of age during the 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STAR WARS CRAFT BOOK by Bonnie Burton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Whimsical, straightforward fun for die-hard buffs of any age."
A career crafter shares the unfettered joys of Chewbacca Sock Puppets and Jabba the Hutt body pillows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PARALLEL LIFE by Bonnie Greer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Greer's mellifluous work should introduce her to new readers."
A lyrical, mannered memoir in which the American-British playwright and novelist returns to the South Side of Chicago, where she grew up in the 1950s and '60s in a poor, segregated neighborhood. Read full book review >