Search Results: "Claudia Fontaine Chidester"


BOOK REVIEW

Work Standing Up by Claudia Fontaine Chidester
Released: June 22, 2013

"An engaging revival of a talented, expat painter who was overshadowed by his midcentury contemporaries."
An exhibition catalog, published on the occasion of a recent retrospective at Baylor University's Martin Museum, focuses on the three artistic periods of a forgotten American painter. Read full book review >

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SUPER RED RIDING HOOD by Claudia Dávila
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"This adds nothing to the myriad 'Little Red Riding Hood' adaptations already on the shelves. (Fairy tale. 5-8)"
Ruby is an imaginative young girl who is always prepared to save the day with the addition of her red cloak. Read full book review >

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A PIG IS MOVING IN! by Claudia Fries
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Still, there's a message here, and it's plain enough that few readers, even younger ones, will miss it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this pointed episode, an apartment house's residents are aghast when they learn that their new neighbor is a pig: as Henrietta Hen puts it to Doctor Fox and Nick Hare, " ‘Everyone knows that pigs are messy and dirty and sloppy.' " As expected, the pig is soon spotted dropping firewood in the street, and flour and mud on the stairs, so, oblivious to the fact that he has also carefully cleaned it all up, the busybodies officiously knock on his door to deliver an ultimatum. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUZ SEES THE LIGHT by Claudia Dávila
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A high-energy consciousness raiser, if not a practical guide to environmental issues and action. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
A young eco-activist spreads the word in this message-driven webcomic spinoff. Read full book review >

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MY WILDERNESS by Claudia McGehee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A taste of wilderness of yore to whet the appetites of future fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Louise Erdrich and Kirkpatrick Hill. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
"When I was nine years old, I lived one winter on Fox Island, with my father, an old trapper named Olson, six blue fox, a family of angora goats, and Squirlie. This is what happened." Read full book review >

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LUZ MAKES A SPLASH by Claudia Dávila
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Like its predecessor, more a refreshingly animated exercise in building community and awareness than a specific procedural guide for going green. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
A heat wave and a drought spark more multi-fronted eco-activism in this sequel to Luz Sees the Light (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNNY SLOPES by Claudia Rueda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Young readers who are learning to ski may enjoy this bunny slope; others, head for a black diamond. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A bunny asks readers to help manipulate the book so it can hit the slopes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTIANITY by David Chidester
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"Solid and scholarly, surprising and sobering."
Award-winning historian Chidester (Comparative Religion/Cape Town Univ.) offers a comprehensive history of Christianity—from Bethlehem to the First Church of Cyberspace (a worship Web site). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERNIGHT by Claudia Gray
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 27, 2008

Star-crossed lovers, vampires and a passive heroine populate this first in a projected four-book series. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE AT LAST by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2000

"890, etc.) has written a light and entertaining story highlighting the hard-won lesson of being true to oneself even if it sets you a little apart. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lizzie is facing seventh grade and another year of being woefully different from the other students. Read full book review >

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SHANNON MILLER by Claudia Miller
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"As an Olympic gymnast, Shannon Miller had the eyes of the world on her, but this overly technical treatment won—t put her on the bestseller podium where fellow gymnast Dominique Moceanu once stood. (8 color, 42 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A proud and devoted mother's overdone portrait of her celebrated gymnast daughter's trials and triumphs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY by Claudia Rowe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Uneven but capably written. Rowe leaves readers wishing for a more satisfying solution to one puzzle while feeling relief in the resolution of the other."
What happens when a reporter has the willpower and tenacity to try to overcome a serial killer's refusal to communicate? Read full book review >