Search Results: "Charis Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1998

"A sympathetic and altogether enjoyable portrait of a great artist in his prime. (photos, not seen)"
A memoir of the famed photographer at his peak, by his model, wife, and confidante. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PAINTING by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Full of emotional truth and connection. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The painting of a Newfoundland lighthouse that Annie finds in her attic becomes a portal to the place itself and the lonely girl who lives there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWALLOW by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Middle-grade storytelling at its very best—extraordinary. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Spooky tension, friendship and compassion permeate this exquisitely plotted middle-grade ghost story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSARIO'S FIG TREE by Charis Wahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2016

"A child's wonder at the care it takes to make things grow and the joys of fresh figs make an engaging story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Old Rosario is a magician, though not the kind that pulls rabbits out of hats. Read full book review >

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A WORLD FULL OF GHOSTS by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"No index or sources. (map) (Folklore. 8-10)"
Helpful ghosts, hungry ghosts and ocean ghosts are just a few of the spirits that readers meet in this thematic collection of 25 very short tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FERRYLAND VISITOR by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"An interesting, mysterious story with memorable illustrations. (author's note, publisher's note) (Picture book. 7-10)"
This slightly spooky tale, based on a true story, recalls a mysterious visitor to the Squires family, who were living in a lighthouse in Newfoundland in the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEARLESS DAVE by Bob Wilson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Children trained to expect action on every page may find the episode a bit wordy and slow-going, but there's certainly food for thought here, as well as an amiable, silly story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Younger readers who prefer their tales of knightly valor straight up should eschew this droll, double-stranded import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR RIGHTS by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"A useful, if not artful awareness tool. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
An introduction to the positive action kids are taking globally to improve the lives of children everywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUNE IS A TUNE THAT JUMPS ON A STAIR by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
``It's a day for a cone,/for a plum/or a peach,/a warm- spoony day/for a run/on the beach,/where a ball/hits the clouds,/where the sky tips/the sea,/where we jump/for the water,/one, two, three!'' Thirty-one childlike poems about everyday things—weather, growing, seasons, night—as lighthearted and easily accessible as the author's illustrations of merry tots and their animal friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS by Britt Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"This high-wattage debut is a little rough around the edges, but there's nary a dull moment. (afterword) (Graphic fantasy. 7-9)"
A pair of sisters and a froggy sidekick go up against a horde of fungal jungle dwellers in this frantically paced Canadian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR HEROES by Janet Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An admirable effort to engage today's youth. (websites) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
In this third offering about young activists, Wilson takes a look at true stories of children who are giving and helping worldwide. Read full book review >