Search Results: "Camilla Gryski"


BOOK REVIEW

CAMILLA by Madeleine L'Engle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 15, 1965

"An earnest, not entirely successful effort, but one that merits selection attention."
As in her other books, the author has incorporated in her characters a deep concern for matters of the conscience—life and death, God, war, responsibility, love, family relationships. Read full book review >

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FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS by Camilla Gryski
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Reference list of basic techniques and hints for fixing mistakes. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Friendship bracelets (or ``wish bracelets'') are miniature pieces of macrame, usually made from multicolored embroidery floss- -in a skill that children often pass along in true folk-craft fashion. Read full book review >

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LET'S PLAY by Camilla Gryski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"They are yours to play.' (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A joyous initiation into the world of old-fashioned fun, for kids whose games are now enjoyed in adult-supervised play-dates, cyberspace, and television. Read full book review >

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CAMILLA CHAMELEON by Colleen Sydor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Kids will love the silly fun and the opportunity to forecast other sibling soup possibilities. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Mrs. McNilly was pregnant, she craved Cream of Chameleon soup; when daughter Camilla is born, she's strange looking and her parents often have trouble finding her. Read full book review >

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THE KITTEN BOOK by Camilla Jessel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Still, both are worthy purchases. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The growth of a litter of Burmese kittens, in an attractive photodocumentary. Read full book review >

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SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY by Camilla Gibb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2006

"A poem to belief and to the displaced—humane, resonant, original, impressive."
A white Muslim woman's affecting spiritual and emotional quests, as a misfit in two cultures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The final shots of costumed dancers onstage is nevertheless inspiring, making this excellent book the one that supportive adults will press into the arms of the artistic aspirants they care about most deeply. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Jessel (The Kitten Book, 1992, etc.) views a typical year in the life of pupils at England's Royal Ballet School, from successful audition to daily training for what most of them hope will be stardom somewhere on the international ballet stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD OF SUMMER by Camilla Way
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A confident, literary psychological thriller."
Seven years after the fact, the young survivor of a grisly massacre tells her harrowing story to a court-appointed psychiatrist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR FAMILY by Camilla Bittle
Released: Aug. 22, 1991

"For others—a quiet chronicle from a vanished era couched in its mores and manners."
A gentle, quietly narrated family story, rife with recognitions of hometown life during the Depression and war years in a small Massachusetts rural community. Read full book review >

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WILLOW AT CHRISTMAS by Camilla Ashforth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Her lyrical story is calm and simple, with Willow leading the way (at least in his corner of Paradise) to peace on earth, good will to bears. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This third story from Ashforth about Willow the teddy bear (Willow on the River; Willow by the Sea, p. 642) details a snowy, old-fashioned holiday season at Paradise Farm, which must surely be located somewhere near the Hundred Acre Wood. Read full book review >

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THE STRANGER by Camilla Läckberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Patrik's still no great shakes as a detective—people keep bringing him crucial evidence other cops would have to hunt for—but the surprising punch the big reveal packs makes this the best of Läckberg's four appearances in English to date."
Fjällbacka, which must already be the most crime-ridden little town in Sweden (The Stonecutter, 2012, etc.), gets both a serial killer and a reality program. Read full book review >

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WILLOW ON THE RIVER by Camilla Ashforth
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Children—and adults reading to them—will be seduced at once if they are in the mood for a bit of sweetness and light. (Picture books. 3-7)"
Willow is "the gentlest bear you ever will meet" in these lovely and dulcet picture books. Read full book review >