Search Results: "Carol Kinsey Goman"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERY BODY'S TALKING by Donna M. Jackson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"A smart, accessible introduction to an important and interesting topic. (source notes, glossary, further reading and viewing, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
The way humans use nonverbal cues—sometimes willingly, sometimes accidentally—is explored in a lively presentation for young readers. Read full book review >

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TRUE COLORS by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Blue's first-person voice is believable and her growth convincing in this satisfying family and friendship story—with a perfect cover to boot. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
In the summer of 1952, 10-year-old Blue finds that her "real mama" isn't the one who abandoned her when she was 2 days old, but the strong woman who raised her on a farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR THAT HEARD CRYING by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Rand's settings—especially the darkening forest, in luminous shades of gray-green, and the soft, furry bear—are beautifully painted; his humans are a bit trite and over-pretty, but that's a small flaw in an unusually appealing slice of Americana. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In 1783, three-year-old Sarah Whitcher (the authors' great- great-great-great-great-aunt) wandered into the woods near Warren, New Hampshire; four days later, she was found by a man who had dreamed that she under a particular pine, guarded by a bear. Read full book review >

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GROWING UP SEXUAL by Jay Kinsey Ehnn
Released: Aug. 17, 2012

"Fascinating and candid, but specious and disputable."
An illicit memoir that reflects on sex, relationships, psychological and social theories, and advocacy. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS CAT by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"He's not always literally accurate (snowshoe rabbits aren't white in summer; some of these primeval trees are incredibly huge), but the art suits the warmly appealing story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When they move 50 miles north into Canada, Papa decrees that Moses, Hannah's beloved cat, must stay behind: he ``would only jump out [of the cart] and run away.'' But next winter, with Papa off earning food and Mama and the younger children at the end of their provisions, Moses proves himself in the classic tradition by showing up with a snowshoe rabbit. Read full book review >

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IF WISHES WERE HORSES by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"The author writes with sureness and clarity, and the characters are memorable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this lovely, haunting novel, Kinsey-Warnock (In the Language of Loons, 1998, etc.) explores the adage about being careful what one wishes for. Read full book review >

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GIFTS FROM THE SEA by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"Much atmospheric description of the flora and fauna—but not much to challenge the imagination. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A gently predictable story about a mid-19th-century girl living in a lighthouse. Read full book review >

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AS LONG AS THERE ARE MOUNTAINS by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The Christmas scene that caps this is almost overkill, but there's plenty of appeal in this sometimes surprising story. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The profound pleasure of living on a farm, in constant contact with the natural world, pervades this story of a Vermont farm family whose luck turns, then turns again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

"LUCKY" by Craig Inglis
Released: Nov. 5, 2011

"A light-hearted tale that will inspire young readers not to give up when the going gets tough."
A serious accident leads to a lesson in perseverance for a terrier named Lucky and his human companion in Inglis' uplifting children's book. Read full book review >

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FROM DAWN TILL DUSK by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2002

"While not Azarian's best work the illustrations are nonetheless a significant factor in making this unexciting but comfortable tale one that readers will enjoy reading. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Rooted in the Vermont countryside, Caldecott-artist Azarian's (Snowflake Bentley, 1998, etc.) signature woodcuts brighten Kinsey-Warnock's (Lumber Camp Library, p. 572, etc.) pedestrian account of growing up on a Vermont farm. Read full book review >

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A DOCTOR LIKE PAPA by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a brief episode exploring the theme of challenging gender roles that is loosely based on local history, the devastating flu epidemic of 1918 tests a Vermont child's resolution to become a country doctor like her father. Read full book review >