Search Results: "Corinne Mellor"


BOOK REVIEW

BRUCE THE BALDING MOOSE by Corinne Mellor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Imaginative, not sturdy. (Pop-up. 4-7)"
Bruce The Balding Moose ($13.99; Nov. 1996; 20 pp.; 0-8037-2064-5): Bruce is bald because his antlers have fallen off again—an annual event, to be sure, but this time it coincides with a big dance. Read full book review >

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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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Other attractive features are numerous quotes from Earhart's writings, maps of the route she followed on her last flight, a foreword by Linda Finch, a present-day female pilot of distinction, and a handsome layout. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9+)"
Sky Pioneer ($16.00; Feb. 1997; 64 pp.; 0-7922-3737-4): There is no shortage of biographies of the groundbreaking American aviatrix, and Nancy Shore's detailed volume for the American Women of Achievement series contains many of the photos reproduced here and then some, but the large format of the duotone pictures and the concise text make Szabo's work ideal for readers who don't need an exhaustive treatment. Read full book review >

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ON THE EDGE OF GONE by Corinne Duyvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"Life-affirming science fiction with spaceships, optimism in the apocalypse, and a diverse cast that reflects the real world. (Science fiction. 11-15)"
What should a mixed-race, autistic, 16-year-old be willing to do to avoid certain death in an apocalyptic hellhole? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INVISIBLE HANDS by Corinne Goria
NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"Powerful and revealing testimony to the injustices of manual labor, infused with inspiration for global change."
A compelling message about the plight of labor workers worldwide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Song of the Sending by Corinne O'Flynn
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"A rollicking series opener that will leave readers eager for more despite its characters' occasionally befuddling behavior."
A teenager, his pet tiger, and his closest friends discover a magical new world in this YA fantasy adventure. Read full book review >

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FEARLESS FREEDOM by Corinne L. Gaile
Released: Aug. 19, 2013

"A moving, triumphant novel encapsulating a young girl's personal struggle for equality within the larger movement."
An engaging, evocative young adult novel about a preadolescent girl's involvement in the civil rights movement in Birmingham. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEENIE by Corinne Fenton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Sad indeed, but a little bland—though less traumatic in the telling than the stories of Jumbo or the Faithful Elephants (1988) killed at the Tokyo Zoo. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
In this true tale of an elephant that crushed a keeper after peacefully giving zoo visitors rides for nearly 40 years, Fenton tones the drama down to near nonexistence (for better or worse). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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SAYING GOODBYE TO LULU by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

"Hoyt's perceptive illustrations in watercolor with colored pencil and ink help create convincing personalities for both Lulu and the little girl and add a timeless, cozy quality that contributes to the story's reassuring tone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lulu is a black-and-white, elderly dog who is adored by the unnamed narrator of this gracefully told story of love and loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO CHRISTMAS MICE by Corinne Demas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Since these new friends need a chance to use their new china tea set, Willamouse and Annamouse are, as you know, likely candidates to celebrate other holidays together in further installments. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Willamouse and Annamouse are two civilized mouse ladies who each live alone in their own well-furnished burrows that, unbeknownst to them, share a common parlor wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >