Search Results: "Clay Carmichael"


BOOK REVIEW

WILD THINGS by Clay Carmichael
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Zoë Royster, peer to the literary heroines she so loves, is as memorable in her own way as the Great Gilly Hopkins, Opal Buloni and Anne Shirley. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After the death of her mentally ill mother, Zoë—tart-tongued and valiant—is adopted by her paternal uncle, artist Henry Royster, and with his help moves toward a more conventional life. Read full book review >

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BEAR AT THE BEACH by Clay Carmichael
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"Clara's presence at the end musters only cold comfort. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A depressing fable about Clara's toy bear who longs in vain for a father and makes futile gestures to reach him: ``message after message in paper ships'' and a sand sculpture (``It is a hard thing to watch your father wash away''). Read full book review >

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USED-UP BEAR by Clay Carmichael
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"A joyous ending, in which Bear admires himself 'all morning in the mirror,' brings great relief, as well as a message of love and loyalty. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This story of a well-loved, fraying stuffed toy features a protagonist suffering heartbreaking sadness and misery. Read full book review >

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BROTHER, BROTHER by Clay Carmichael
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 30, 2013

"A soppy, at times sanctimonious melodrama that still entertains. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
With his grandmother dead, 17-year-old Billy "Brother" Grace has nothing...except a family mystery. Read full book review >

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CLAY by Colby Rodowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2001

A powerful novel explores the toll that abduction by a non-custodial parent takes on one girl's identity. Read full book review >

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CLAY by Melissa Harrison
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Juxtaposing often-overlooked everyday natural beauty and man-made ugliness makes for some lovely, laudable prose, but there's not enough meat here for a full-length novel."
In a small, inner-city park in England, cycles of life are marked by the turning seasons and the interactions of a handful of characters—a neglected boy, a lonely immigrant, an elderly widow. Read full book review >

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CLAY by David Almond
FANTASY
Released: July 25, 2006

"A memorable tale that raises provocative questions. (Fiction. 12+)"
What if your wish for revenge against a bully could come true? Read full book review >

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HENRY CLAY by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"In this lucid, exemplary biography, Unger focuses on not just Clay, but also on the formation of the early republic, a time too little studied today. An excellent introduction to a turbulent era."
A comprehensive biography of the statesman whom Abraham Lincoln called "the ideal politician." Read full book review >

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IMPASSIONED CLAY by Stevie Davies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Historically fascinating and emotionally gripping: another success for Davies."
A striking seventh novel from British scholar and critic Davies (Four Dreamers and Emily, 1997, etc.) examines the revolutionary passion of two women separated by 400 years. Read full book review >

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LEFTY CARMICHAEL HAS A FIT by Don Trembath
Released: Jan. 15, 2000

After years of normal living, a teenager learns he has epilepsy and has to cope not just with the disease, but with the side effects, including the hostility of his peers. Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON CLAY by Margaret Maron
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 22, 2001

"Different and diverting, like most entries in this series."
Her eighth adventure finds North Carolina Judge Deborah Knott (Storm Track, 2000, etc.) in a courtroom in Asheboro, not far from her Seagrove home, where she'll be overseeing the equitable distribution of property between just-divorced Sandra Kay and James Lucas Nordan. Read full book review >

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CLAY BOY by Mirra Ginsburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Fans of the gingerbread boy and Jack Kent's retelling of Fat Cat (1971) will relish this hungry clay Frankenstein and his shattering comeuppance. (Picture book/folklore. 5-7)"
Ginsburg (The Old Man and His Birds, 1994, etc.) borrows freely from Russian folklore to create her own version of the tale of the ravenous clay boy. Read full book review >