Search Results: "C.Z. Guest"


BOOK REVIEW

TINY GREEN THUMBS by C.Z. Guest
Released: March 1, 2000

"Interspersed throughout the text are simple, child-friendly directions for engaging in the pleasures of gardening. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Guest debuts in children's books with a story of intergenerational love, focusing on the gardening efforts of two small animals. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST by Hwang Sok-Yong
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Requires patient reading, but the story, with its great insight into the region, is deeply rewarding."
Expert, idiomatic translation renders visible a story that helps explain the present weirdness in North Korea. Read full book review >

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LIZARD’S GUEST by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2003

The latest installment of Lizard's adventures (Lizard's Home, 1999, etc.) begins with Lizard exuberantly dancing and singing, until he stomps on Skunk's toes by accident. Read full book review >

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HONORED GUEST by Joy Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2004

"Twelve ambitious and expert stories, yet seldom involving."
Stories impeccably careful never to raise their voices, though not much is raised in the reader by them, either: a third collection from the novelist and storywriter (Escapes, 1989, etc.). Read full book review >

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A GUEST IS A GUEST by John Himmelman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"Lively illustrations extend the tall-tale humor, right up to the good-humoredly logical conclusion that follows. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Billy Beanbuckets gets permission to have a friend for the night, Mom doesn't realize that ``Oliver'' is a pig whose whole family will come too. ``A guest is a guest, and we must show them our best,'' says Farmer Beanbuckets, but after the rest of the farmyard joins the invasion he finally declares, ``...when enough is enough, you have to get tough''—whereupon the ungrateful animals thrown the Beanbuckets family out of their own house. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST by James Marshall
FICTION
Released: April 25, 1975

"This is patently a variation on Marshall's last successful matchmaking job, though as usual his cheerfully costumed blimps make a visual splash."
Maurice and Mona aren't the perfectly matched couple that George and Martha were. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT GUEST by Fiona McFarlane
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A pleasurable novel, with turns of plot and phrase both startling and elegant."
An enrapturing debut novel that toys with magical realism while delivering a fresh fable. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER GUEST by Justin Cronin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2004

"Pleasant people in a pleasant setting, but without the credibility and edge to engage."
Cronin's graceful second (after Mary and O'Neil, 2001) is well executed but uncompelling as it tells of the hold a lakeside Maine camp has on three generations of a family. Read full book review >

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THE MEMBER-GUEST by Clint McCown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 1995

"Newcomer McCown's fluid writing is sometimes marred by strained coincidences, and the endings tend to be a tad pat and sermonizing, yet this series of mini-portraits successfully illuminates the subtle details of middle-age people coming to grips with failed ambitions."
A deft series of interconnected stories set around a small- town country-club golf tournament. Read full book review >

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THE UNINVITED GUEST by Nina Jaffe
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Notes on sources; glossary; bibliography; recommended reading list. (Folklore. 6+)"
Seven stories for different Jewish holidays, with brief explanations of some of their rituals. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER GUEST by Pam Jenoff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Romance and melodrama mix uneasily with mass murder."
An 18-year-old Polish girl falls in love, swoons over a first kiss, dreams of marriage—and, oh yes, we are in the middle of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE GUEST CAT by Takashi Hiraide
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A multifaceted tale that explores love and the fragility of life; the author creates an introspective, poetic story that's deeply moving. Cat lovers may be especially moved."
A winner of Japan's Kiyama Shohei Literary Award captures life's ephemeral nature in a tender narrative about a Tokyo couple's attachment to a neighbor's cat. Read full book review >