Search Results: "Clare E. Bell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JAGUAR PRINCESS by Clare E. Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Worth a try for historical-fantasy regulars."
Rather ponderous historical fantasy set in the Aztec empire before the advent of Columbus: from the author of People of the sky (1989). Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: PATRICIA BELL-SCOTT
by Maya Payne Smart

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic American women. Radical civil and women’s rights activist Pauli Murray and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt corresponded for years and swayed one another’s social justice aims and strategies. Their views never converged, but Bell-Scott makes a compelling case that they grew with and toward ...


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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Bell goes beyond the Dracula stereotype to unearth a creepy aspect of early America that few today remember. (8 pages black-and-white photos)"
Eerily interesting exploration of the 18th- and 19th-century New England folk custom of digging up and burning recently deceased family members to ensure they weren't vampires. Read full book review >

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THE KITE PRINCESS by Juliet Clare Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Despite razzle-dazzle illustrations, this familiar tale does not take flight. (Picture book. 5-7)"
To pounding rhyme, Princess Cinnamon Stitch escapes from the confines of deportment into weeds, fleas and tree-climbing and then she transforms her parents. Read full book review >

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ARABELLA MILLER’S TINY CATERPILLAR by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Pleasing and useful, for storytimes as well as one-on-one sharing. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Expanding a familiar preschool finger rhyme, Jarrett delivers an appealing (and singable) confection capped with a double spread of facts about the life cycle of the butterfly. Read full book review >

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JAMIE by Clare Jarrett
by Clare Jarrett, illustrated by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A particularly affectionate tale, full of tenderness and caring for its quaintly absurd bird and her caregivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The surprise of caring for a strange animal is jovially chronicled in this sweet intergenerational offering. Read full book review >

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CATHERINE AND THE LION by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 2, 1997

"The change in the household—and the child's adaptation to that change—is expertly handled. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jarrett's first book shows great understanding of children as she treats the arrival of a new sibling in a positive way. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE REMEMBERS by Clare  Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A foreword includes a rather esoteric introduction from the publisher regaling interested adults with an abbreviated history of Mother Goose, from her roots in an ancient Hindu goddess to her first published appearance in 1697. (contents list, index) (Picture book. 2-8)"
Arresting artwork combined with a playful challenge of seek-and-find offers readers a fresh alternative to more traditional Mother Goose collections. Read full book review >

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CLARE BEATON'S GARDEN RHYMES by Clare Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"The small size and detail-oriented pictures suit this sweet fabric bonbon to one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
This diminutive board book of garden-themed nursery rhymes is illustrated with sewn fabric scenes. Read full book review >

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CIRCUS GIRL by Clare Pernice
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A flight of fancy, verbally and visually spare, that any would-be 'star' will gladly take. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child transforms her bedroom into the big top. Read full book review >