Search Results: "Christina Wald"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FORT ON FOURTH STREET by Lois Spangler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Readers will be 'plane' inclined to ditch this screw-up. (Informational picture book. 7-9)"
An introduction to simple machines that goes wrong at "Fort" and just gets worse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINA STEAD by Hazel Rowley
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A welcome study of an underrated author. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
An absorbing biography that will help Stead's fans place her fiction in the context of her life and may well attract new readers to her work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY THE POSSUM HAS A LARGE GRIN by Johnette Downing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2012

"Nothing to smile about. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum convinces hungry Deer to bang his head into a tree full of ripe persimmons, a sight that amuses the trickster so much that his grin sticks forever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WARM WINTER TAIL by Carrie A. Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2012

"A good first look at adaptations that stands above others despite its sometimes imperfect comparisons to humans. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
A cozy "tail" compares the adaptations animals and humans have for surviving winter's chill. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING CHRISTINA by Sue Ellen Bridgers
FICTION
Released: June 30, 1993

"Though the language here rarely sparkles and the pace bogs down at times, Bridgers's accessible story will have real validity for those who've been used by Christina and her kind. (Fiction. 12- 16)"
We've all met them—the manipulators who contrive to turn families and friends against one another. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI by Jan Marsh
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1995

"The author's steady, sympathetic course through Rossetti's divided life enables readers to delve into the intense and original self most fully expressed in her poetry. (16 pages b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
An adept survey of the outwardly placid, internally conflicted life of an English counterpart to Emily Dickinson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A COOL SUMMER TAIL by Carrie A. Pearson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"With its companion volume, a first introduction to the topic. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
The curious animals of A Warm Winter Tail (2011) return (in the same order), this time to ask their companions or respective parents how humans cool off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAO CHONG WEIGHS AN ELEPHANT by Songju Ma Daemicke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2017

"Nicely produced and balanced in its instructive approach. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When a giant elephant arrives as a birthday present for the prime minister of Han, his 6-year-old prodigy son, Cao Chong, orchestrates a plan to measure the beast's weight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Correctly described by the author as 'a sad tale . . . of promise unfulfilled, and of strength thwarted by weakness,' but also as good a case as any against the existence of royalty. (Illustrations, not seen)"
Newcomer Buckley catches in all its peculiarity the life of a woman who abdicated Sweden's throne primarily because she couldn't stand all that pressure to get married. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY REAL GHOST BOOK OF CHRISTINA ROSE by James M. Deem
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Christina Rose. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Many years after their mother is killed in a plane crash, Christina and her twin brother, Dan, move with their father from the suburbs of New York City to a sleepy little town in California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"It's a huge business, drugs, drug-fueled revolution, and singing about them, and Wald does a superb job of taking his readers into that world."
A fascinating journey south and north of the border on the trail of songs about marijuana, cocaine, and Monica Lewinsky. Read full book review >