Search Results: "Corinne Demas"


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EVERYTHING I WAS by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Quietly soothing and pleasantly entertaining. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After her father lost his high-paying job, 13-year-old Irene's parents sold their expensive New York City apartment, withdrew her from her private school and moved in with her grandfather upstate. Read full book review >

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IF EVER I RETURN AGAIN by Corinne Demas
ADVENTURE
Released: June 30, 2000

"Readers will be carried along by the quick pace and the ever-present sense that fortune and misfortune lurk just beneath the next rolling wave. (Fiction. 11-13)"
More "Dear America" than True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, this chatty, awkwardly titled epistolary tale takes a mid-19th-century child on a 19-month voyage aboard a New England whaler with her mother and her father, the captain. Read full book review >

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RETURNING TO SHORE by Corinne Demas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2014

"A quiet, lovely story with a satisfyingly sentimental ending. (Fiction. 13-16)"
A thoughtful teen reconnects with her nature-loving father on Cape Cod. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE SAVE FOR LAST by Corinne Demas Bliss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1992

"It's no surprise that many entries here appeared in women's magazines like Redbook and McCall's, for these are comfortable, soft tales full of delicate apercus—indeed, too delicate for those who like to bite into a short story and taste a flavor they can name."
A sampling of tales and sketches focusing on women at troubled or simply weird moments in their lives (when certain unpleasant truths whisper in their ears), by the author of the novel The Same River Twice (1982). Read full book review >

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ALWAYS IN TROUBLE by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"The short text, repetitive story structure and Jones's simple but amusing cartoon-style illustrations add up to a solid offering in the naughty-dog division, but the boundary-breaking ending is the tail that wags the dog for this canine caper. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Toby is a tan-and-brown pooch of indeterminate breed but distinctly and determinedly naughty behavior. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"An author's note on the history of matryoshkas is a welcome touch. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-7868-2125-6 As is true for Pam Conrad's Tub People, the events in a matryoshka doll's life depend on external manipulations and circumstances; in this case, it makes the story of a perilous journey fall somewhat flat. Read full book review >

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PIRATES GO TO SCHOOL by Corinne Demas
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Don't be hornswoggled—give this the heave-ho and seek pirate (and school) booty elsewhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Demas' latest throws together adult pirates and regular kids at school, but the combination doesn't really mesh, making it unsuccessful either at familiarizing kids with school or providing swashbuckling entertainment. Read full book review >

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THE DISAPPEARING ISLAND by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"The predominance of blue and the long lines of the horizon unify the pages, making this book lovely to look at as well as to read. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Stories of islands that have disappeared beneath the sea have long exerted a powerful hold over the human imagination. Read full book review >

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HERE COMES TROUBLE! by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Though Toby is a pleasing pooch, ultimately the canine-vs.-feline conflict is less than compelling. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Toby is a precocious tan-and-brown hound who learns to get along with a neighbor cat in this mildly humorous sequel to Always in Trouble (2008). Read full book review >

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DOES A FIDDLER CRAB FIDDLE? by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Cheerful and modestly informative, this will be most appreciated where these crabs are familiar. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Silly questions and straightforward answers make up this visual and verbal introduction to the fiddler crab. Read full book review >

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VALENTINE SURPRISE by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lily's solution is a salute to creativity, ingenuity and thinking outside the box; it will have all parents cheering her efforts and hoping that their own child takes a page from her book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For Lily, the week before Valentine's Day is filled with attempts to make the perfect heart for her Mom. Read full book review >