Search Results: "Carol Boyd Leon"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2009

"95, ISBN: 978-1-60280-040-3). (Picture book/religion. 3-10)"
Early-childhood educator Leon makes the Passover story and Seder ceremony an enjoyable experience for preschool children and young families in this succinct retelling of the Jews' flight for freedom from slavery. Read full book review >

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TRUE GRIT
by Myra Forsberg

Classic Western figures like John Wayne’s stubborn cattle rancher in Howard Hawks’ Red River, Lorne Greene’s stirring patriarch in Bonanza, and James Arness’ laconic Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke galvanize the big and small screens. But this genre’s books also offer plenty of intense characters to savor. Kirkus Indie recently reviewed two Western novels and a novella filled with bracing ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS, WILLY by Lizi Boyd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"An appealing bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After Willy's indulgent parents finally put him to bed, he imagines who might still be awake: a bird that carries him through the air; a deer that gives him an apple; fish; the wind. Read full book review >

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FLASHLIGHT by Lizi Boyd
Kirkus Star
by Lizi Boyd, illustrated by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Contemplative children will spend hours on each page, noticing such subtleties as reappearing animals and the slowly rising moon over the course of one night in the forest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wordless picture book both soothing and gently humorous. Read full book review >

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WILLY AND THE CARDBOARD BOXES by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, the make-believe adventures are nicely realized in Boyd's gentle, stylized art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The day Dad's new computer arrives, Willy goes to the office with him to spend a happy day playing with the boxes, building everything from a plane to a circus. Read full book review >

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INSIDE OUTSIDE by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Inspired and inspiring, this is creative genius at work. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this wordless picture book, youngsters follow a boy through the seasons and see how the natural world influences his indoor projects and outdoor activities. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG GETS DRESSED by Lizi Boyd
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Sweet toddler amusement. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A little boy dresses his black dog from head to toe in everything from underpants to jacket and socks: "I like the shirt with stripes, do you? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 15, 1994

"Index. (Biography. 10+)"
The co-author of last year's Bill Clinton (1993) presents Hillary Rodham Clinton in the same clear, unadorned style, recounting the achievements of her school years and the numerous accomplishments of her adult life in a sort of resume enlivened with anecdotes and personal details. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Makes abundantly clear the complexities of life with a cross-dresser."
The forthright wife of a transvestite offers a revealing look inside the little-known world of transgendered men and their female partners. Read full book review >

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WHITE BICYCLES by Joe Boyd
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"A brisk, wised-up and highly entertaining consideration of a crucial musical epoch's many facets."
A key producer of England's folk-rock greats looks back at the '60s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"With a more lucid tone, this account of a medicine man's unusual life might have attracted a readership beyond fans of Boyd's previous works."
Boyd (Mystics, Magicians, and Medicine People, 1989) serves as traveling secretary and appreciative witness to the actions of Mad Bear, a Tuscarora medicine man, in this pedantic account of their travels in the late 1970s. Read full book review >