Search Results: "Dar Hosta"


BOOK REVIEW

MAVIS AND HER MARVELOUS MOONCAKES by Dar Hosta
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"The gentle cats and forest animals celebrating the moon may be just the ticket to dreamland—if one doesn't mind the sugar. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Hosta's latest is an imaginative feast about the moon and its many phases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF I WERE A TREE by Dar Hosta
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"An effective consciousness-raiser for pre- and emergent readers, pleasant to read, hear and see—even the tall, narrow trim size is evocative. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Hosta offers a fresh and properly subjunctive take on Janice May Udry's A Tree Is Nice (1956), illustrated by Marc Simont, with this tribute to the tallest of living things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMALEE by Dar Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"She begins to understand their remarkable friendship and begins to create one of her own. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In her debut, singer/songwriter Williams nails the voice of sixth-grader Amalee, who is the only child of a single father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTS, CAMERA, AMALEE by Dar Williams
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Carl Hiaasen's environmentally themed Hoot (2002), this is still a multilayered work, offering a well-developed protagonist who has grown into a sincere, genuine, caring adolescent. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Amalee returns in a revealing sequel (to Amalee, 2004), somewhat older, wiser and more self-assured. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"During a time of political, economic, and social upheaval across the United States, Williams' grounded optimism is a refreshing corrective."
The singer/songwriter builds on her decades as a touring performer to offer bracing examples of small cities that have found ways to thrive. Read full book review >