Search Results: "Bonnie Pryor"


BOOK REVIEW

THOMAS IN DANGER by Bonnie Pryor
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The historical details are vivid, the action unfolds at a strong pace, and as the exciting story concludes, the author's parting comments will make readers reflect anew on American history. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 9-11)"
This first entry in the American Adventures series is set during the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUMPING JENNY by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
Jenny's first weeks of kindergarten are full of challenges and disappointments. Read full book review >

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GREENBROOK FARM by Bonnie Pryor
ANIMALS
Released: June 26, 1991

"A pleasant farm visit. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A little girl takes the reader on a tour of the farm where she has always lived, confiding her experiences with the babies in the various animal families and concluding with her own new brother. Read full book review >

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BONNIE BLAIR by Cathy Breitenbucher
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"A rewarding read for kids interested in sports. (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Breitenbucher, for ten years a sportswriter for the Milwaukee Sentinel, records the amazing career of speed skater Bonnie Blair, who trained in Milwaukee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY BLIZZARD by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Delaney's bright illustrations, brimming with energy, make a fine complement to a likable story that should be equally popular for sharing or independent reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's disappointing: a record snow comes the night before Jamie's birthday, and so the party she's looked forward to is impossible. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM JAR by Bonnie Pryor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 1996

"Graham's soft-edged scenes are so hopeful they nearly burst with expectancy. (Picture book. 5+)"
The trials of the immigrant get delicate handling from Pryor (Birthday Blizzard, 1993, etc.) in this tale of a Russian family's move to New York City's Lower East Side in the first part of this century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRYOR RENDERING by Gary Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1996

"A near-perfect little tale, and a compelling alternative to the spate of gay epics that have lately inundated readers."
A slow-paced, gay coming-of-age debut novel set in the working-class town of Pryor, an impoverished but colorful and spiritually rich corner of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUKE ON THE HIGH SEAS by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2000

"This is certainly not The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (1990) but no matter: it will keep 'em engaged—and reading. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Veteran middle-grade novelist Pryor (Thomas in Danger, 1999, etc.) offers another sturdy, appealing entry in her growing series of historical novels set in 18th- and 19th-century America. Read full book review >

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TOENAILS, TONSILS, AND TORNADOES by Bonnie Pryor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 1997

"Cogancherry's ever- capable black-and-white illustrations can't redeem such a listless outing. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With an older brother who is a talented athlete, a sister who is gifted, and little brother who is cute, fourth-grade Martin, first encountered in Vinegar Pancakes and Vanishing Cream (1987) feels ordinary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAVER BOYS by Bonnie Pryor
ANIMALS
Released: March 12, 1992

"A useful contribution for this level. (Picture book/Young reader. 4-8)"
A very easy chapter book about two young beavers with a pleasing blend of human traits (they miss their old friends as they get settled in a new home) with activities suggested by their species (little Woody longs to gnaw down trees). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPEED BONNIE BOAT by Alfredo Belli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2017

"A rendition more poignant than patriotic with, at least in the rhymed portions, the cadence of a lullaby. (map) (Picture book. 6-8)"
An illustrated version of the ever popular Scottish "Skye Boat Song," with added lyrics and historical background. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRYOR CONVICTIONS by Richard Pryor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 30, 1995

"This is a powerful autobiography of a talented man who made every effort to ruin his body and his career and lived to tell the tale. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Pryor reflects on a life of humor and hard living altered forever by the recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Read full book review >