Search Results: "Candace Christiansen"


BOOK REVIEW

CALICO AND TIN HORNS by Candace Christiansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Still, a valuable footnote to history, handsomely presented. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The most interesting thing about this book is the incident that inspired it: an 1844 Boston Tea Party-style rebellion of Hudson Valley farmers against landlords still dishonoring their predecessors' promise to sell land to Revolutionary War veterans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, from the East Coast to the West, the book shows how individual feelings about nature and home have shaped the artistic efforts of writers. (map) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lush and romantic paintings of a broad range of landscapes illustrate the poetry and prose of a dozen American authors and poets, whose homes ranged from the Hudson River Valley to the midwestern prairies and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY TREE by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"This handsome effort is ideal for sharing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
In a series of 14 luminous paintings, the creators of Calico and Tin Horns (1992) watch a single tree through a year of changing seasons, light, and weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A nimbly written, satisfyingly detailed survey, suggesting new directions in considering the Victorian era."
A lively examination of the influence of foreign intellectuals in Victorian England—seen here as both more cosmopolitan and less strait-laced than our popular conceptions generally allow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"An entertaining, disturbing excursion through the City of Light at a defining moment in French history, led by a capable guide."
An engrossing account of Paris under Napoleon III, from the palaces and opera houses to the barricades and cafÇs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYBE IN PARIS by Rebecca Christiansen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"A troubling, self-indulgent 'acceptance' narrative that lacks authenticity and nuance. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A neurotypical teen dreams of Paris and rekindling her bond with her autistic brother in Christiansen's debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR JAGUAR by Susan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Though she casts an occasional glance elsewhere, Katz generally stays in the South and Central American rain forests: Still, capped by specific notes and a tour of rain forests worldwide, her insights make essential reading for every child. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
In the most compelling tour for younger children since Jane Yolen's Welcome to the Green House (1993), Katz presents 19 wonderfully evocative glimpses, mostly in rhyme, of rain-forest flora and fauna. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SYCAMORE STREET by C. B. Christiansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Still, humorous and nonpreachy, with short paragraphs, plenty of repetition for newly independent readers, and likable watercolor illustrations: unusually attractive for this genre. (Young reader. 5-7)"
Best friends Angel and Chloe, who enjoy ``pretending'' together, have no time for new boy Rupert, who makes a pest of himself until Chloe discovers (while Angel's on vacation) that he's a good pretender, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT IS LIKE AN ANIMAL by Candace Whitman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Whitman's dreamy torn paper pictures create a gentle mood and portray the bear as a soft, appealing creature; if the text is self-consciously poetic, it is also reassuring in its depiction of the night as benign. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a story poem by a first-time picture book creator, Night is a big shaggy bear, the bringer of darkness and the protector of sleeping children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRADING UP by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"A nearly nonexistent sense of humor unfortunately negates any vicarious pleasure to be got from either Bushnell's better observations or Janey's monstrous diva-tude."
Rapacious social climber gets the rich husband and fame she's always desired—and it's far from enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TRUST BETRAYED by Candace Robb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2001

"Even so, the fadeout, trailing as many loose ends as a broken loom, provides plenty of tangles to be sorted out in the continuing saga."
Imagine Braveheart without Mel Gibson: that's what Dame Margaret Kerr of Perth is facing at the close of the 13th century and the opening of this new series by the chronicler of Owen Archer (A Gift of Sanctuary, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR BLONDES by Candace Bushnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Like a Bushnell character: glittery and irresistible but, likewise, ultimately unsatisfying."
From the writer of the original Sex and the City (1996), the source of the HBO series, four loosely linked stories (being marketed as a novel) about the glamorous exteriors and unfulfilled interiors of high-status, no-longer-young New Yorkers. Read full book review >