Search Results: "Carolyn Fisher"


BOOK REVIEW

A TWISTED TALE by Carolyn Fisher
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Readers who find Causley's 'Quack,' Said the Billy Goat (1986), or Most's Cow That Went Oink (1990) a trifle sedate won't have that problem with this unrestrained solo debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Fisher punches up a well-worn plot with vivid language and swirling modernist art that incorporates an equally wild hand-lettered text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEREMY FISHER by Beatrix Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2011

"High production values and a story-centered design give this a leg up over flashier, more game-like e-books. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Potter's tale of a hapless frog who sets out to catch a minnow for dinner and almost ends up being dinner himself gets several useful extras in this unabridged app. It also receives a design upgrade that increases the original's cramped trim size and eliminates its blank pages while pairing text and pictures more closely together. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW SHOW by Carolyn Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Complete with a commercial break and outtakes, this show's as packed with information as a good hard snowball. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Prima-donna snowman Chef Kelvin provides the chief ingredients in this playful look at snowflake-formation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT FISHER by R. Kikuo Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A dark, grand, sweeping dream of a book."
The lulling beauty of Hawaii proves a troubling soporific for a quiet and once-promising teenager. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FISHER by Douglas Florian
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An interesting and useful text that would have been made memorable with the right visuals. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
One day in the life of a fisherman is captured in simple prose and cheerful watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FISHER KING by Paule Marshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Several distinct voices and points of view develop this multilayered narrative, reminiscent of jazz improvisations that explore a melody in different ways. But Marshall's undisciplined prose doesn't have the sensual immediacy of music: ultimately the effect is more confusing than lyrical."
Two feuding Brooklyn families—West Indian and American—come to terms with the past when a young great-grandson arrives in their midst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT WORLD by Willa Perlman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 12, 2011

"A sweet dream, indeed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A youngster settling into bed ponders a curious fact: "Elsewhere in the world it's light. / It's morning there, but here it's night." Read full book review >

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TWO OLD POTATOES AND ME by John Coy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2003

"This overdesign is unfortunate, as the optimism and good cheer of the total package are undeniably appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A father and daughter bond after divorce by turning two old potatoes ("Gross!") into a gardening project. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAILING MR. FISHER by James Wintermote
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"An in-depth, yet underdeveloped, look at the life of an educator struggling against unwilling students and falling standards to teach the best he can."
Based on his experience as an educator and on the anecdotes of colleagues, Wintermote explores the trials and tribulations of the first five years of teaching in his debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STAR FISHER by Laurence Yep
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 1991

"A likable, thoughtful story about a young woman learning to value her own differences. (Fiction. 9-14)"
The author of Dragonwings (Newbery Honor, 1976) draws on his mother's childhood to depict a Chinese family's experiences when they arrive from Ohio to open a West Virginia laundry in 1927. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FISHER KING by Melissa Lenhardt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"After a slow start, this combination of police procedural and romance puts the pedal to the metal and revs up the action."
A small-town police chief and his bad-boy twin brother have a conflicted relationship. Read full book review >