Search Results: "Consie Powell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST DAY OF WINTER by Consie Powell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A great addition to any collection, especially if that collection is in a snowy place. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Part Eye Spy, part counting book, this is a wonderful seasonal activity that will have kids learning as they observe the wintry world around them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An affectionate, unusual story. (Picture book. 4-7)"
From Powell (A Bold Carnivore, 1995) comes Gary Paulsen-like insight: Once a sled dog, always a sled dog, for although a Newfoundland named Cora is getting too old to pull, her owners can't get the hearty dog to quit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 1995

"From alligator to zapus, this is an alphabet not to be missed. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-12)"
A sumptuous ABC of predators and their prey, splendid for display or for careful, close viewing. Read full book review >

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NATURE'S PATCHWORK QUILT by Mary Miché
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Skip the rudimentary introduction to the environment and purchase this solely for the artwork and extended learning. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
More a collection of loosely related definitions than an elucidation of habitats as the subtitle implies, this is nonetheless beautifully illustrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF SONG by Mary Bevis
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 10, 2007

"Young readers who have experienced the sense of wonder an owl prowl provides will long to howl themselves. (Picture book. 5-10)"
On a starry night in a secluded spot in the north woods, Nell and her grandfather call to the wolves and the wolf pack sings in return. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. (author's note) (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)"
Crime noir meets paranormal romance in this addictive thriller about two London teens in whom the fae awakens, conferring abilities at once exhilarating and harshly stigmatized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAWN POWELL AT HER BEST by Dawn Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"A little weighty if read too quickly, this collection demands time and patience to allow the robustness of Powell's work to come through—and the comic wounds she inflicts to heal."
Two novels and nine short stories from a wry early 20th century writer who has been compared to Dorothy Parker, Muriel Spark, Anthony Powell, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read full book review >

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ROXANA'S REVOLUTION by Farin Powell
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"An educational and enlightening, if sometimes excessively detailed, story of recent Iranian history."
An ambitious novel of an Iranian woman's personal and professional struggles during a time of war and social unrest. Read full book review >

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THE DIARIES OF DAWN POWELL: 1931-1965 by Dawn Powell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 1995

"Powell shows the glamour of the New York literary court for what it was: gay and charming on the surface, but deeply sordid underneath."
The personal reflections of a minor Dorothy Parker who is currently experiencing a mini-revival (Dawn Powell at Her Best, 1994). Read full book review >