Search Results: "Cynthia Chapman Willis"


BOOK REVIEW

DOG GONE by Cynthia Chapman Willis
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"This well-told story, spiced with humor and facts on animal care, has a satisfying, appealing conclusion. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Willis's debut novel skillfully navigates the subject of parental loss. Read full book review >

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BUCK FEVER by Cynthia Chapman Willis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"While this is ultimately yet another father-and-son-resolve-expectations story, its rural Pennsylvania hunting-community milieu sets it apart—just don't expect kids who hunt to want to read it, because it's not for them. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Joey doesn't fail to shoot the deer because of "buck fever"—the jitters that often accompany a novice hunter's first trip—he just plumb doesn't want to kill it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROMISED LAND by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Light, amusing, and well worked out: a vast improvement over the wretched Light Raid (1989)."
After expensive schooling off-planet, Delanna Milleflores returns to planet Keramos intending to stay just long enough to settle her recently deceased mother's estate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT RAID by Connie Willis
Released: May 1, 1989

From the authors of Lincoln's Dreams (Willis), Downtime (Felice) and (collectively) Water Witch: a brusque, YA-ish and crumbly near-future war-and-intrigue romance. Read full book review >

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TED, BO AND DIZ by Jason Chapman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"With plenty of action but no sense of real danger, this will be perfect for sharing with younger audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day at the beach proves surprisingly eventful for three friends in this deceptively low-key debut. Read full book review >

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ME TOO, GRANDMA! by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Hoo doesn't love a sweet story about grandmas? (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child fears the loss of his grandmother's love. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IS IT CHRISTMAS YET? by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A story with a youngster getting ready for Christmas with just his dad should be a welcome choice for single fathers to share with their children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little bear named Teddy gets ready for Christmas with his father, Big Bear, in this decidedly cheerful British import. Read full book review >

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VERY SPECIAL FRIENDS by Jane Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"This soothing ode to the power of friendship reveals that a lazy day is always better spent with the ones you love. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The grass is always greener when you have companions to share your time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"From 'Hey Diddle, Diddle' to 'Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat,' this is a bountiful treasury of gems. (Anthology. 2-5)"
You can judge this book by its cover. Read full book review >

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PIRATE, VIKING & SCIENTIST by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Waging peace through…science! That this debut is as funny as it is sneakily informative is icing on the cake. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a clear triumph for the scientific method, a young researcher systematically discovers how to keep his two close friends from punching each other out every time they meet. Read full book review >

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VEGETABLES IN UNDERWEAR by Jared Chapman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Those who are making the transition from diapers are sure to laugh, though it doesn't really stand out from the other books in the underwear drawer. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A survey of underwear and opposites is leavened (as if talk of underwear needs to be made funnier) by anthropomorphized veggies. Read full book review >