Search Results: "Celia Lyttelton"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Intimate and robust."
A tantalizing introduction to the world of fragrances. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT LADYBUGS? by Celia Godkin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"But even if The Gardener's Bug Book (1994) doesn't list any caterpillars partial to peas, young naturalists will still enjoy this brief ecology lesson. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
In an effort to eliminate harmful insects, a gardener sprays his fruit trees, vegetables, and flowers with bug killer. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE GIANT STIRRED by Celia Godkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though lacking the inventive narrative and scientific detail of Jean Craighead George's Dear Katie, the Volcano IS a Girl (1998), this makes a serviceable overview of its topic for younger children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Godkin traces the cycle of life on a tropical volcanic island. Read full book review >

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SKYDIVER by Celia Godkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Old or new, this success story will be welcomed by nature lovers. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Threatened with extinction across North America, peregrine falcons were bred in captivity and provided with new territories until their populations rebounded. Read full book review >

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FIRE! by Celia Godkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"A good choice for collections needing a replacement or supplement for the likes of Laurence P. Pringle's Fire in the Forest: A Cycle of Growth and Renewal (1995). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Using insets to identify the wildlife in her well-populated woodland scenes, Godkin portrays a North American boreal forest's destruction and recovery from a fire caused by lightning. Read full book review >

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HANNAH'S NEW BOOTS by Celia Berridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

Hannah's pleasure in her new red boots is a litany of delight spiced with the boots' own special sounds: ``Up and down the hallway—squish, squash, squish, squash—Hannah walks her new boots. Read full book review >

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HANNAH'S TEMPER by Celia Berridge
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"A likable slice of life, exaggerated just enough to amuse small people who see themselves in Hannah. (Picture book. 2-6)"
``Hannah's in a temper;/Hannah's in a stew./She's making quite a fuss/And a huge hullabaloo...Oh, what a grumpy day!'' Indeed—sent out to play, the toddler is nipped by caged Bunny and, when she's trying to come in again, she gets caught in the cat door; she writes on a wall and throws food on the floor until finally patient Mama's in a temper too and puts her to bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though the portrayal of Rob's deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored storytelling makes this a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A dark and dangerous thrill ride pushes teen readers to the brink of their comfort zones when it comes to issues of love, lust, politics, family and war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"An agenda-driven play-by-play that's told too far from the heat of the field."
Weighted report on the 1990 Democratic campaigns of Ann Richards, who won the statehouse in Texas, and Dianne Feinstein, who lost it in California; by the author of Fanny Wright: Rebel in America (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS THOUGHTS by Celia Fremlin
Released: Feb. 16, 1992

"Fremlin excels at psychological mystery (Listening in the Dusk, etc.) and, here, is pretty near the top of her form—from the dispassionate, cleareyed Clare to the childish, posturing Edwin, every character is incisively written."
Clare Wakefield is not pleased (to say the least) that her sadistic, habitually lying husband Edwin has escaped his abductors in the Middle East and is returning home—a media sensation, a hero. Read full book review >

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ANTHEM FOR JACKSON DAWES by Celia Bryce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Sentimental but uncritical. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A movingly told British import about a teen girl with cancer treads some familiar ground. Read full book review >