Search Results: "DeLoss McGraw"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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TANGLED WEBB by Eloise McGraw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

Juniper Webb's new stepmother is nearer her own age (12) than Dad's, but—though protective of family traditions she associates with her dead mother—Juniper is prepared to welcome Kelsey and her toddler son, Preston. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIND YOUR STYLE by Sally McGraw
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"Feeling like an expanded fashion blog or magazine column, this book should find its audience. (bibliography, further information, index, photographs, source notes) (Nonfiction. 13-18)"
Style consultant and former monthly style columnist McGraw offers insight on body image, media messages, and clothing as a tool for young women. Read full book review >