Search Results: "Carolyn Pogue"


BOOK REVIEW

GWEN by Carolyn Pogue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Sprinkled with bits of poetry and song, this page-turner offers readers nary a dull moment. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
This rich historical novel presents readers with a plucky heroine who has the heart of a poet. Read full book review >

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CLEMENCY POGUE by J.T. Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Try it on the ten-year-olds. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This isn't much of a story, but it has a certain cleverness, and it includes an irresistible scene of a bad little boy tearing apart a set of sofabed cushions, peeing on them, and then being stuck inside the folded, wet and shredded bedding. Read full book review >

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CLEMENCY POGUE: THE HOBGOBLIN PROXY by JT Petty
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though a slim text featuring sporadic black-and-white sketches and approachable vocabulary looks younger, heavy topics of mental illness, abandonment and Inky's impending death suit this creative tale for mature readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
This sharp and witty second installment in Petty's series quickly and efficiently brings readers up to speed on Clemency's continuing role in saving the fantastical and vividly drawn world of Make-Believe. Read full book review >

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ABBY CARNELIA’S ONE & ONLY MAGICAL POWER by David Pogue
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Despite its flaws, this debut makes the nice point that all kids are special, magical power or no. (Magical adventure. 9-12)"
Hard-boiled eggs that spin when 11-year-old Abby tugs on her "magical" earlobes? Read full book review >

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FORESTS by Robert Pogue Harrison
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1992

"Harrison's original and perspicacious excavation brings cultural resonance and suggestive thought to today's ecological issues. (Eight halftones—not seen.)"
A thoughtful consideration by Harrison (French and Italian Literature/Stanford) of the role that forests have played in the cultural imagination of the West. Read full book review >

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THE TRIKON DECEPTION by Ben Bova
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Lurid melodrama, glacially slow to develop but stuffed with authentic detail: a rather glutinously absorbing chunk of near-future hyper-reality."
Veteran editor/writer Bova teams up with ex-astronaut Pogue for nonstop dirty doings aboard an orbiting space station while, below, the Earth of 1998 expires in a welter of pollution, drugs, and environmental collapse. Read full book review >

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THE BRUBURY TALES by Frank Mundo
Released: April 1, 2010

"Fans of classic literature may appreciate this and will no doubt enjoy picking out their favorite tales told in verse, but a replica will always pale in comparison to the original."
In this homage to Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, a diverse group of security guards in present-day Los Angeles compete in a storytelling contest in order to win time off from work. Read full book review >

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THE BIG WISH by Carolyn Conahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2011

"Quirky and full of heart. (Picture book. 5-8)"
If wishes were dandelions, then... a whole town might go crazy. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DOGS by Carolyn Conahan
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The new words to the old song provide a catchy alternative for musically inclined dog lovers, and there's a marmalade cat on every page to keep the cat lovers happy as well. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Conahan reworks the well-known words to the traditional Christmas carol to feature a canine crowd, beginning with "a pug puppy under the tree." Read full book review >

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REDOUTÉ by Carolyn Croll
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 19, 1996

"Very pretty. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5+)"
RedoutÇ's name is known through the popularity of his rose and lily paintings, but few people know anything about the man who was court-appointed painter to both Marie Antoinette and Empress Josephine, and who said to Napoleon, ``Painting flowers may be something small, but it is what I do best, because it is what I love most.'' RedoutÇ's simple botanical drawings of single flowers were quite revolutionary in the late 18th- and early 19th-centuries when the fashion was for glamorous portraits and mythological scenes. Read full book review >

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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 >

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DURATIONS by Carolyn Osborn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Monotonous personal history coupled with interesting essays on world travel."
A Texas-based author shares her family history and travelogues. Read full book review >