Search Results: "Carol Antoinette Peacock"


BOOK REVIEW

RED THREAD SISTERS by Carol Antoinette Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A fine addition to both the coming-of-age genre and books sensitively dealing with cross-cultural adoption. (Fiction. 9-14)"
A Chinese legend says that a red thread connects those destined to meet and that the thread may stretch or become tangled but will never break. Read full book review >

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PILGRIM CAT by Carol Antoinette Peacock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Watercolor illustrations are delicate and accurately rendered, complementing the gentle but interesting Thanksgiving tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The Mayflower sailed in September 1620; in this imagined story, a young Pilgrim, Faith Barrett, and a cat were among the 55 passengers that made it to America. Read full book review >

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NOT A BOX by Antoinette Portis
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Appropriately bound in brown paper, this makes its profound point more directly than such like-themed tales as Marisabina Russo's Big Brown Box (2000) or Dana Kessimakis Smith's Brave Spaceboy (2005). (Picture book. 5-7)"
Dedicated "to children everywhere sitting in cardboard boxes," this elemental debut depicts a bunny with big, looping ears demonstrating to a rather thick, unseen questioner ("Are you still standing around in that box?") that what might look like an ordinary carton is actually a race car, a mountain, a burning building, a spaceship or anything else the imagination might dream up. Read full book review >

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BEST FRINTS IN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE by Antoinette Portis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Cosmically delightful. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Occasional disagreements and the need to mend a friendship are universal challenges. Read full book review >

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FROODLE by Antoinette Portis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"'The neighborhood was never the same,' the narrator reports, and neither will be the charmed listeners and readers of this cheerful invitation to invention. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Little Brown Bird decides to sing something silly, most birds in the neighborhood follow her lead, but crows can't be silly, can they? Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN STORY by Antoinette Portis
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The deliberately clashing endpapers, solid orange and green, extend the theme in this sweet story of yearning. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Icy Antarctica is frustratingly monochromatic for Edna the penguin, so she forsakes playing (and occasionally even lunch) to scan the horizon for something else. Read full book review >

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NOT A STICK by Antoinette Portis
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Certainly one hopes that she will someday find a new format for her creative drive, but at least this sequel has enough charm and understated pizzazz to allow its creator to work her magic one more time. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In a near carbon copy of her debut (Not a Box, 2006), Portis brings to life the imaginative properties inherent in an average stick. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS SUPER KITTY by Antoinette Portis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Readers and listeners both bold and retiring will find much to like in this charming depiction of a child with a strong sense of self and confidence in her imaginative makeovers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lively little girl named Maggie explains a series of transformations as she goes through her day. Read full book review >

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NOW by Antoinette Portis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Portis perfectly captures how children experience the world, the immediacy and magic of it all; exuberant and quiet, simple and complex, and extremely satisfying. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A young girl lives in the moment, her mindfulness of the world distilled into a list of favorite things whose ephemerality she celebrates now. Read full book review >

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WAIT by Antoinette Portis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2015

"Beautifully controlled pacing and an immensely satisfying rainbow resolution make this book an effective refutation of frenzied schedules. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mother struggles to get her curious little boy to their morning train. Read full book review >

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THE SACRED WELL by Antoinette May
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"Uneven writing disrupts an otherwise intriguing historical romance."
The lives of Alma Reed (1896-1966) and Felipe Carrillo Puerto (1874-1924) are examined by May (Pilate's Wife, 2006) in a novel that invokes the history and mystery of Mexico's Mayan ruins. Read full book review >

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WILLOWGROVE by Kathleen Peacock
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"The back story is complicated enough that only dedicated fans of the first two titles will want to tackle this one. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Peacock brings her Hemlock werewolf trilogy to an appropriately bloody conclusion. Read full book review >