Search Results: "Carol Heyer"


BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This retelling will be most successful if it spurs readers on to the original. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This simplified version of the classic is a straightforward piece of work, sticking to the grand elements of the storyline: The miserly Scrooge gets his Christmas eve comeuppance from Marley and the three ghosts, sees the folly of his parsimonious ways, and becomes a changed man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAYDEN HEYER by D. Perdue Henderson
Released: Dec. 18, 2012

"A well-imagined premise with a flat narrative arc."
In Henderson's (Branded, 2011) YA novel, an unhappy, insecure 16-year-old meets a pair of "gorgeous" twin boys who reveal her true purpose in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGETTE HEYER by Jennifer Kloester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Meticulously researched, but with limited audience appeal."
A detailed, yet sometimes-plodding study of the life and work of Georgette Heyer (1902-1974), the best-selling British Regency romance writer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAURS! by Laurence Pringle
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"It illustrates Pringle's comment that fossils teach nothing about the colors of dinosaurs, nor about the sounds they made. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
A book about dinosaurs, from a science writer (Batman, 1991 etc.) with a strong track record, who here may have misjudged his audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE COME THE BRIDES by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Gary Soto's Snapshots From the Wedding (1997) is more fun, but this will fit the bill for those looking for a drier, fact-based approach. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
PLB 0-8027-8469-0 It is hard not to get fussy and a bit sentimental when talking about wedding mores and customs, as is the case here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS CAROL by Sara Teasdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"An attractive addition for the Christmas shelf. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
Gottlieb's boldly contemporary art (see Melrose Cooper's I've Got a Family, p. 719) pairs surprisingly well with Teasdale's verse (c. 1937); though traditional in form, her poem has a concise directness and energy that match the artist's simple forms, broad lines of rough black, and assertive colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SATAN CAROL by Alan S. Kessler
Released: Dec. 26, 2011

"Fans of the macabre will enjoy this novel approach to a timeless struggle."
Set during the Great Irish Famine of the mid-1800s, first-time author Kessler's tale of horror centers on an unforgiving landlord and his quest for the "golden soul." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MIDNIGHT CAROL by Patricia K. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A much better book than another Christmas tale Dickens penned about this time (see The Life of Our Lord, below)."
Poor Charley Dickens! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A unique, ageless Yuletide treasure for fans and collectors alike."
A perennial holiday favorite is immortalized with a singular trade edition of the original manuscript. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HURON CAROL by Jesse Edgar Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Readers may prefer Frances Tyrrell's version (Eerdmans, 2003) that strays from nature and has more of a liturgical feel—with illustrations that show authentic clothing and setting. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Legend has it that a Jesuit missionary, Father Jean de Brebeuf, created this Christmas carol in 1641 for the Huron Indians with whom he was working. Read full book review >