Search Results: "Charlotte Blessing"


BOOK REVIEW

NEW OLD SHOES by Charlotte Blessing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"In a similar vein as Page McBrier's Beatrice's Goat, illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter (2001), this is likely to spark kids' interest in getting involved. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Told from the point of view of a pair of red sneakers, this tale fleshes out the journeys of the countless shoes that have traveled the globe through the Soles4Souls program. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIBBLES' GARDEN by Charlotte Middleton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"While this lacks the science found in many other caterpillar-to-butterfly titles, it has a charm that cannot be replicated. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Discouraged by the caterpillars eating the dandelion leaves he worked so hard to grow in his first adventure (Nibbles, 2010), Nibbles and his new neighbor, Posie, decide to keep them as pets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YELLOW BALLOON by Charlotte Dematons
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

A lost balloon leads a tiny SUV, and armchair tourists who are willing to follow, on a wordless, globe-spanning chase—through busy urban, rural, arctic, desert, mountain, savannah, tropical island, and spooky forest scenes, all seen in wide-angle aerial views. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Charlotte Voake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An attractive collection that leaves plenty to the visual imagination; an excellent choice for home, classroom, or library. (Folklore/Picture book. 2-8)"
Ten tales in fine versions for reading or telling, some a bit changed or updated, as if by a skilled teller, or with the violence toned down (the little pig still cooks the wolf but doesn't eat him; Red Riding Hood survives, as she does in the Grimm's version), but essentially traditional in language and event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 10, 2012

"An inspirational glimpse into one vibrant area of the local food movement."
An introduction to the growing local food movement in Chicago restaurants and the farmers who supply them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Whispering of the Willows by Tonya Jewel Blessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A fictional account of 1920s Appalachia that provides insight into the culture, but lacks dynamic pacing and a convincing plot."
Following a life of poverty and abuse, a young Appalachian woman strives to gain independence, strength, and hope to overcome the wrongs committed against her in this debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"The City and its colorful populace will engross readers, though despite the author's recaps, those unfamiliar with the prequel may flounder at first. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Plot trails setting for inventiveness in this overstuffed return to the hidden City of Trees, but if the whole doesn't quite shine, there's plenty of sparkle in the details. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING MIDAS AND THE GOLDEN TOUCH by Charlotte Craft
Released: April 1, 1999

"Enchanting in their own right, the illustrations summon the Middle Ages as a setting, and incorporate colors so lavish that when they are lost to the uniform gold spurred by King Midas's touch, the point of the story is further burnished. (Picture book. 7-9)"
PLB 0-688-13166-2 King Midas And The Golden Touch ($16.00; PLB $15.63; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-688-13165-4; PLB 0-688-13166-2): The familiar tale of King Midas gets the golden touch in the hands of Craft and Craft (Cupid and Psyche, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME HOME OR SOMEPLACE LIKE IT by Charlotte Agell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"She creates in Aggie a wry observer whose narration is punctuated by the Zen sayings of her totem, a clay Chinese fisherman named Old Henry, and augmented by her sketches to make an altogether fresh and pleasing package. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Salt spray gently infuses this tale of one girl's discovery of home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BONE SNATCHER by Charlotte Salter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An adventure-filled tale that intrigues despite its flaws.(Fantasy. 10-15)"
A lonely orphan endures monsters and mayhem in a house on a haunted hill. Read full book review >