Search Results: "Christine Sneed"


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PARIS, HE SAID by Christine Sneed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"Sneed should be applauded for not diving headlong into salaciousness, which her subject matter could invite. But her touch is so light that the issues at stake feel inconsequential."
A mild meditation on art and relationships by the author of Little Known Facts (2013).Read full book review >

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LITTLE KNOWN FACTS by Christine Sneed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sneed effectively blurs the line between fact and fiction and brings each character to life."
Sneed's debut novel, which follows a short story collection (Portraits of a Few People I've Made Cry, 2010), goes beyond the tabloid headlines and chronicles the lives of those who orbit a famous actor. Read full book review >

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THE VIRGINITY OF FAMOUS MEN by Christine Sneed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Tenderly portrayed and sharply observed. A rich collection."
Sneed follows her recent novel (Paris, He Said, 2015, etc.) with a new, wide-ranging collection of short stories. Read full book review >

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THUMBELINA by Brad Sneed
adapted by Brad Sneed, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not perfect, but collections in need of more Anderson will welcome this. (Picture book. 4-9)"
In a new retelling of Anderson's tale of a tiny girl traded from frog to bug to rodent, adaptor and illustrator Sneed creates a lush, Lilliputian world of jewel-eyed insects and gargantuan flowers. Read full book review >

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AESOP’S FABLES by Brad Sneed
adapted by Brad Sneed, illustrated by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Aesops abound, but few present the Lessons with such pervasive lightheartedness—and Sneed keeps any violence in the tales far-offstage. (Folktales. 6-8)"
A wordless rendition of "The Tortoise and the Hare" on covers, endpapers, and title spread surrounds 15 more retold fables, with morals appended. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY LIBRARIANS by Brad Sneed
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Kids should get a kick out of the geeky Melvin, his supportive clan of nurturing bibliophiles and his so-very-logical career choice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A curious boy discovers the library is the best place to be and librarians are the best people to know in this lighthearted homage. Read full book review >

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DEPUTY HARVEY AND THE ANT COW CAPER by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"There'll be no problem corralling little dogies for this caper. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Think the Old West is gone? Read full book review >

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PICTURE A LETTER by Brad Sneed
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2001

"O for original and offbeat. (Alphabet picture book. 3-7)"
An entrancingly designed alphabet book that will keep young (and old) peering at and poring over it for a long time. Read full book review >

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LUCKY RUSSELL by Brad Sneed
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"An unusual and original barnyard tour. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In his first solo book, the illustrator of Grandpa's Song (1991) tells a familiar story: a kitten, longing for an important job, volunteers for one farm task after another (``You're too cute,'' barks the dog. ``You gotta have a mean look and a low growl to protect the farm'') until the farmer points out what a fine playmate he makes for a little girl. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1998

"Underneath it all runs a sad plea for acceptance of the love she offers, and, less appealingly, an amazing desire for literary prizes and big sales—which just might come to pass, as Sneed's irresponsible publishers no doubt are gambling."
paper 0-8050-5474-X The poetically inept and politically inane rantings of performance artist Sneed would escape notice but for mainstream publishing's cravenly bringing her meager verse to the market and exploiting the anger and confusion of the self-styled revolutionary lesbian poet. Read full book review >

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MR. PRESIDENT GOES TO SCHOOL by Rick Walton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"A funny, wholly non-didactic take on the all-I-needed-to-know-I-learned-in-kindergarten trope. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The gophers-rights group demands rodent access to the Rose Garden. Read full book review >

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THE LEGEND OF THE CRANBERRY by Ellin Greene
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"A handsome book; a fascinating echo of the past. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
Greene's excellent concluding note links archeological finds—suggesting that Stone Age hunters actually did trap mastodons—with this Delaware Indian legend: ``Yah-qua-whee'' (mastodons) were created to help the People; they supplied meat, hides, and bones that could be used for tent frames, and served as beasts of burden. Read full book review >