Search Results: "Craig Fusco"


BOOK REVIEW

BOBO EXPLORES LIGHT by Game Collage LLC
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A (literally) illuminating survey, with exemplary choice and use of digital enhancements. (iPad informational app. 7-10)"
It's science! Presented with plenty of buoyant, eye-catching graphics and cleverly designed interactive fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Thought-provoking in parts, abstruse in others."
In her first book, a performer and art critic offers a potpourri on cultural border-crossings. Read full book review >

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PARADISE SALVAGE by John Fusco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2002

"Predictable. Palatable. Straight to the multiplex."
Producer/screenwriter Fusco's fiction debut has many simpatico characters, some charming scenes, and an exhausting, overblown plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEHOLDING BEE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Not quite a flawless gem, but there are plenty of moments that sparkle. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since her parents died, young Bee has had two protectors: Pauline, who runs the hot dog cart with her in Ellis' traveling show, and the old lady in the flappy hat, invisible to all but Bee. Read full book review >

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CHASING AUGUSTUS by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"God's bones! Magnificent. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Could Rosie's life be much worse? Read full book review >

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THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Good humor, kindness and courage triumph in this warm, richly nuanced novel that cheers the heart like a song sweetly sung. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Charlie Anne makes use of her "most terrible mad look" with some frequency, but she's most furious about her papa's heading north from Massachusetts to build roads for Roosevelt's New Deal, abandoning family and farm to the joyless clutches of her late mother's cousin Mirabel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TENDING TO GRACE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2004

"Her struggles and emotions draw the reader into this quiet story that reaches a sad but hopeful conclusion. (Fiction. 12+)"
Narrator Cornelia, 14, makes a new life with her great-aunt when her mother heads for Las Vegas with "the boyfriend." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MULE TRAIN MAIL by Craig Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Informative as well as evocative, and told with crisp clarity. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In some remote pockets of Arizona, the postman wears a cowboy hat and leads a mule train. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOTS OF DOTS by Craig Frazier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Zingy and crisp, joyful and sprightly, this is one outstanding read. (Picture book. 2-7)"
In his gamesome new work, Frazier shows how one shape—the simple dot—creates and shapes our world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BARN by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Still, an offbeat introduction to animal voices, worth a try where funds permit. (Picture book. 2-6)"
From cock-crow to moonrise, a farmer moves around his barn, feeding and observing his animals. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE by Helen Craig
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Tyler'' are charming; in the meantime, there are some splendidly dramatic takes, especially during Charlie's encounter with the cat, while the tiny protagonists are delightfully individual and appealing—as is this well-worn tale in its fresh new garb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A spirited retelling with lively dialogue and many colorful embellishments, plus enchantingly detailed illustrations in cleverly varied frames and spreads. Read full book review >