Search Results: "Coleen Salley"


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EPOSSUMONDAS SAVES THE DAY by Coleen Salley
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

This high-spirited Louisiana version of the traditional folktale, "Sody Sallyraytus," is great fun to read aloud. Read full book review >

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EPOSSUMONDAS PLAYS POSSUM by Coleen Salley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Farewell, Epossumondas; we'll miss you. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
That adorable diaper-clad scalawag is back, doing what he does best. Read full book review >

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WHY EPOSSUMONDAS HAS NO HAIR ON HIS TAIL by Coleen Salley
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Grrrrrrreat. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Thinking about his long, skinny, and very pink tail, Epossumondas questions why, of all the animal tails he has seen, his is the funniest. Read full book review >

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EPOSSUMONDAS by Coleen Salley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Shaggy-haired, diaper-clad Epossumondas becomes a new name for a classic character with a wry, southern twist, and no misunderstanding—it's outrageous fun! (Folktale. 3-8)"
Variations of Epaminondas or Foolish Jack have had the noodlehead misconstruing his mama's advice for years, from black face and black dialect to more comic renditions, but this version hangs by a tail—and a possum's tail no less. Read full book review >

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WHO’S THAT TRIPPING OVER MY BRIDGE? by Coleen Salley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Salley has retired only from teaching as she proves that her expert storytelling skills are still in full bloom in this auspicious read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Renowned storyteller and retired children's-literature professor Salley debuts as a children's author with a retelling of the Three Billy Goats Gruff story set in her home territory of southern Louisiana. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME by Salley Mavor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The selection of poems has child-appeal; the illustrations require close scrutiny, and may entice into the fold those who don't usually read poetry. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Mavor (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 1995, not reviewed) applies her intricate fabric relief artwork to a series of poems about friendship by Jack Prelutsky, Langston Hughes, Judith Viorst, Lucille Thomas, Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Nikki Giovanni, Aileen Fisher, Lucille Clifton, and others. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER SIDE OF YOU by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Following in the footsteps of Iris Murdoch, Vickers is concerned with the spiritual dimensions of love and love's effect on the soul."
A psychiatrist with his own bedeviling ghosts finds himself irrevocably changed by his interactions with a patient in this philosophical romance from British novelist Vickers (Mr. Golightly's Holiday, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MISS GARNET’S ANGEL by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A rich, moving, and satisfying tale of a woman engaged at last with the great mysteries of love and life. Beautifully wrought and impressively wise."
An incandescent debut, and bestseller in Britain, luminously details transforming encounters that change a lonely spinster's life when she decides to live in Venice. Read full book review >

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THE CLEANER OF CHARTRES by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2013

"A skillful miniature psychodrama delivered with humor and knowing restraint."
Enigmatic Agnès Morel provokes intense responses in the people around her, but is she an innocent, a savant or a violent criminal? Read full book review >

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DANCING BACKWARDS by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The unsympathetic characters are less a problem than the artificial, lifeless world Vickers forces them to inhabit."
Vickers (Where Three Roads Meet, 2008, etc.), usually adept at combining philosophy with romance, stumbles in this airless story about a British widow who travels by ocean liner to visit an old friend in New York. Read full book review >

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INSTANCES OF THE NUMBER 3 by Salley Vickers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"Not as surefooted as Vickers's delightful Miss Garnet's Angel (2001), but still a deliciously urbane and affecting love story with an intriguing difference."
Wise and wryly tender tale in which a dead man's divided affections lead to unexpected revelations—and alliances—as the women he loved learn to live without him. Read full book review >