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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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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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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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 >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Better written than the usual teen thriller fare, the series promises to hook readers with suspense, action, and adolescent romance. (Fiction. YA)"
This sci-fi thriller with a dose of high-school angst is the first in a series. Read full book review >

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THE WISH HOUSE by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compelling for its examination of the darker side of desire both sexual and artistic. (Fiction. YA)"
An intense foray into first lust and the meanings of art in the summer of 1970 and six years later. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1994

"Still, despite its flaws, a groundbreaking book."
Interweaving compelling case histories with social commentary, political writer Morris (Storming the Statehouse, 1992, etc.) delivers a sobering study of sexual harassment in all its lewd and loathsome guises. Read full book review >

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NICE WORK (IF YOU CAN GET IT) by Celia Imrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"A bit plodding at first, this novel won't immediately grab readers with its engaging plot. Rather, it will slowly charm those up for a story that gradually unfolds into something delightful."
Can four retirees open a successful restaurant together in a quaint little town on the French Riviera? Read full book review >

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CHASING CHURCHILL by Celia Sandys
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A brimming life told with a refined touch. (24 b&w and 8 color photos)"
Granddaughter Sandys (Churchill Wanted Dead or Alive, 2000, etc.) follows in Winston's footsteps, giving impressions of his travels and those he met. Read full book review >