Search Results: "Cambria Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA MOTH MAKES SOCKS by Cambria Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2006

"The menu might not appeal to young readers, but the camaraderie will; pair this with any rendition of 'The Little Red Hen' for contrast. (Picture book. 6-8)"
So wrapped up in planning her birthday party that she almost forgets to buy food, Martha rushes out to pick up a tasty scarf, some yummy looking yarn and other delectables—only to discover after getting the provender home that it's too delicious-looking to wait. Read full book review >

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BONE SOUP by Cambria Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"Evans's smiling, round-headed ghasts will terrify no one; the black-and-bile palette provides all the Halloween atmosphere young readers could desire. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Finnigin the monster is something of an itinerant Eater, carrying his eating stool, spoon and, of course, "gigantic eating mouth" with him wherever he goes. Read full book review >

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PART-TIME PRINCESS by Deborah Underwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"If there is to be yet another plucky-princess story, this one offers a pleasing blend of fancy and realism and allows mom to get into the act, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
By day, she's a girl with spelling tests and a little brother who breaks her crayons; by night, a princess who can "slide down a fire pole in a frilly skirt." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Stuey's fans will be crossing their fingers for a sequel. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Stuey Lewis is filled with angst about reading, Halloween, soccer and one annoying classmate in this big-hearted tale of second grade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER EVANS by James R. Mellow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1999

"Well written, lively, and thoroughly documented, Mellow's biography is a fine contribution to American art and cultural history."
A superb biography of a photographer who, dead for a quarter of a century, still exerts a powerful influence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUEY LEWIS AGAINST ALL ODDS by Jane Schoenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"Stuey is just the right kind of friend—confident and independent—for any third grader. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Stuey is back! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVANS ABOVE by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Llanfair, with its challenging mountain and well drawn locals, is appealing, as is Constable Evans, a kind of Welsh version of M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth."
A pleasingly unpretentious debut that introduces Constable Evan Evans, newly arrived in Llanfair, a village at the foot of Mount Snowden in North Wales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 8, 1995

"Rathbone tells why Evans's vision of America was archetypal and powerfully original, but his persona remains an elusive presence behind the work. (24 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Serviceable and cautiously polite, this first full-length biography of photography giant Evans is nonetheless a long overdue contribution to scholarship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVANS TO BETSY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 18, 2002

"Too much plot and not enough Evan in this readable but overambitious outing."
Another return to Llanfair and affable Constable Evan Evans (Evan Can Wait, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This takes up where Gore's title leaves off, and schools and libraries will want multiple copies of both. (authors' note with new news, glossary, suggestions for reading and websites, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Hot on the heels of the rewritten-for-children version of An Inconvenient Truth, the film's producer and a former advertising copywriter offer another clearly written explanation of this hot topic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >