Search Results: "DeLoss McGraw"


BOOK REVIEW

HIPPITY HOP, FROG ON TOP by Natasha Wing
ANIMALS
Released: May 16, 1994

"An additional purchase with possible use for new readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When one bullfrog wonders what's on the other side of a wall, nine more frogs happen by and, one by one, climb a mounting tower of frogs hoping to peer over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISH STORY by Katharine Andres
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 1993

"Sophisticated whimsy, not for every taste but sure to find an audience. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Craig isn't a fisherman, but he's sitting in a boat musing about wishes when he strikes up a conversation with a huge fish. ``Otto'' has just realized he can grant wishes; he goes home with Craig (``graceful[ly] skimming along on his tail''), stays for dinner (on wife Ann's invitation; Craig cooks), and engages in gentle discussion—with mild philosophical overtones—about what wishes would be appropriate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW VESTMENTS by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Nothing in the book stays still: the eye keeps moving, and reading becomes a roller-coaster ride. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lear's slapstick poem about a man who dresses himself up in clothes made of different kinds of food and then gets attacked by ``Beasticles, Birdlings, and Boys'' who eat his clothes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAD DOG MCGRAW by Myron Uhlberg
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"A delightful story, but children shouldn't take its lesson too seriously when dealing with strange 'mad dogs.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
Love conquers fear in a charming story about a boy and a fearsome dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHIEF SUNRISE, JOHN MCGRAW, AND ME by Timothy Tocher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Engaging and engrossing. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Hank Cobb runs away from an abusive, dangerous father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STRIPED SHIPS by Eloise McGraw
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Solid, entertaining historical fiction that will appeal to Sutcliff's readers and that also has many interesting parallels with books about WW II. (Fiction. 12+)"
At 11, Juliana witnesses the first wave of the Norman's invasion in 1066. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Knife Thrower's Wife by Sheila McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vivid, twisting tale of midlife awakening."
Sleepwalker Cassie Green, lately painting violent dreamscapes featuring her husband, becomes suspect in his death in this debut thriller/mystery. Read full book review >

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THE SEAMSTRESS OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD by Erin McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A workshoppy affair in which not much happens. Sewing buffs, however, may learn a thing or two."
Or, Coco Chanel goes to Kansas, and gets the heck out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD LIFE by Erin McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2004

"Skilled so-so stories in the main, with one or two real zingers."
Eleven longish stories that hit about as often as they miss, in a second collection from McGraw (Lies of the Saints, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GRAIN OF TRUTH by C.P. McGraw
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Immerses the reader in its uncomplicated world, enjoyable history and well-explored plot."
Set in a 14th-century French city, McGraw's novel tracks one man's search for a malicious murderer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF COUNTRY by Seamus McGraw
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2011

"An unusual—and successful—marriage of memoir and investigative journalism."
Part memoir, part investigative report about what happened when the natural-gas industry arrived in rural northeastern Pennsylvania in 2007. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOORCHILD by Eloise McGraw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"McGraw (Tangled Webb, 1993, etc.) makes of Saaski's struggles an emotionally satisfying story; the moor, where Saaski's two lives intersect, is an especially evocative setting. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Moql's father is human and her mother one of the Moorfolk, who live beneath the moor. Read full book review >