Search Results: "Christine Ford"


BOOK REVIEW

SCOUT by Christine Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2006

"Nonetheless, Ford shows considerable skill in distilling the messy complexity of grief and emotional renewal in poetry that often sings. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Her mother lost to cancer, 11-year-old Cecelia, aka "Scout," withstands a fresh trauma that triggers familial healing in this novel-in-verse. Read full book review >

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THE NAVY'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Trish Holland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Young readers who like ships and planes will be drawn to this setting, and anyone with a connection to the U.S. Navy would be pleased to find this under the Christmas tree. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Following a previous military-themed Christmas parody, The Soldiers' Night Before Christmas (2006), this sequel offers a similar celebration, set this time aboard a U.S. Navy ship.Read full book review >

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OCEAN’S CHILD by Christine Ford
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"For family sharing, storytimes and individual browsing—lovely all around. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In deepening evening, a mother and baby, their fur-trimmed hoods glowing like halos, paddle through waters lit in turn by the setting sun, moon, stars and northern lights. Read full book review >

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THE SOLDIERS’ NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Trish Holland
FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"This will be popular with children who like brash superheroes, as well as with families and friends of those serving in the military. (Picture book. 5+)"
Using the familiar structure of the classic Christmas poem, Holland and Ford offer a witty parody that serves up a unique vision of a Santa who is very different from the traditional St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADE'S END by Ford Madox Ford
Released: June 15, 1950

"A big publishing venture which should stimulate a revival of interest, this will prove of value in college literature courses as well as for a long run general sale."
With the publication of Trained For Genius by Douglas Goldring (Dutton-P. 220, 1949), a biography of Ford Madox Ford, and the literary and critical interest it aroused, Alfred A. Knopf, long interested in the project of re-publishing Ford's novels, and after much correspondence with critics and authors, decided to publish this Tietjens series in one volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Obliquely told and unevenly illustrated, this Slinky story's just OK. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Ford portrays the back story of the Slinky, the coiled steel toy that debuted in 1945 and still sells today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Quibbles aside, pastry chefs in the making will be fascinated by this accessible tribute to a true American icon and will be tempted to try the appended cookie recipe. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A chocolate candy bar cannonballing into a possessed mixer. Baking chocolate suddenly going AWOL. These are just a couple of the persistent myths orbiting the origins of America's quintessential dessert: the chocolate chip cookie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTH OF A WARRIOR by Michael Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A good series for teaching some authentic history as well as for exciting young readers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This first sequel in Ford's series set in ancient Sparta rockets into the beginnings of the Greco-Persian wars with its hero, young Lysander, a half-Helot, half-Spartan boy rescued from slavery, now training to become a warrior. Read full book review >

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THE PORTRAIT OF MRS. CHARBUQUE by Jeffrey Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2002

"Chillingly surreal with occasional lapses into downright silliness, but by and large Ford keeps the pages turning."
Fantasy author Ford (The Beyond, 2001, etc.) turns to a historical setting for this near-miss thriller set in little old New York. Read full book review >

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The Unlikely Death by Niko Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sci-fi pairing of Holmes and Watson that makes for a rambunctious, intelligent read."
In Ford's debut sci-fimystery, Sherlock Holmes is the murder victim, but he has the unique opportunity to solve his own death with help fromDr. John Watson, the man imprisoned for the crime. Read full book review >