Search Results: "Debby Atwell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WARTHOG’S TAIL by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Fails to be either a Halloween tale or a moral lesson, and the final trick is hardly worth it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mother teaches her daughter a lesson in persuasion in this Halloween take on "The Old Woman and Her Pig." Read full book review >

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MISS MOORE THOUGHT OTHERWISE by Jan Pinborough
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"A must for school and public libraries and those who love them. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Any library school student or librarian who doesn't know the name of Anne Carroll Moore is greatly remiss; this book will set them right. Read full book review >

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BARN by Debby Atwell
by Debby Atwell, illustrated by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

In a first-person narration that reads like a voice-over, a New England barn tells its own story through the centuries. Read full book review >

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THE THANKSGIVING DOOR by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"A somewhat different dish for the Thanksgiving table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this sweet but slight story that conveys the true meaning of Thanksgiving, Atwell brings together two disparate families—pilgrims in their own way—for a celebratory feast. Read full book review >

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RIVER by Debby Atwell
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"They wanted to share'), the message comes through clearly in the striking riverine scenes, as bright skies and blue waters change to lowering clouds and gray dinginess, then back to idealized views of grassy approaches and families at play. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a series of folk-art paintings, Atwell (Barn, 1996) charts an American river's decline from unspoiled to trash-strewn, then its recovery due to the efforts of concerned people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Warm, funny, plump with insight, a book that readers will pass on to friends and friends of friends, whether they're recovering from broken hearts or in need of a recipe for blueberry butter."
Enchanting, funny, and perceptive reflections on recovering from a disastrous love affair, woven together with recipes for making jams, jellies, and pickles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMBERSLEY by Amy Atwell
Released: June 18, 2011

"Though written with some skill, Atwell's novel lacks the lighthearted sparkle, wit, fun and true period flavor that defines a Regency romance."
To save her life, the young heiress of Ambersley is disguised as a boy and raised by servants, but when she and the unsuspecting new Duke eventually become close, complications arise in this Regency-era romance. Read full book review >

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THE EX-WIFE’S SURVIVAL GUIDE by Debby Holt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A whimsical portrayal of life after separation."
An empty nester realizes that being dumped doesn't necessarily mean the end of romance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2006

"An exceptionally thorough and thoughtful account of a spectacular career that helped shape and reflect national preoccupations before, during and after the Civil War."
Beautifully written biography of America's one best-known preacher, who ingeniously transformed the harsh Calvinism of his famous father into a nurturing, middlebrow faith attractive and accessible to a country prepared to abandon Puritan orthodoxy. Read full book review >

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WILD GIRLS by Mary Stewart Atwell
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"These girls are less wild than troubled."
In the dying Appalachian town of Swan River, Kate Riordan attends the rather elite Academy for Girls. She's a local girl, torn between her hometown roots and her desire to escape. Read full book review >