Search Results: "Diane Lee Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

BLACK STORM COMIN’ by Diane Lee Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"An exciting story written with style. (map, author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
On the eve of the Civil War, Colton Wescott is "a boy with a foot in each of two worlds—the black and the white, the slave and the free, the East and the West." Read full book review >

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I RODE A HORSE OF MILK WHITE JADE by Diane Lee Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"While there are some brave moments and dramatic scenes, readers will lose patience with the limping narrative and obvious moral. (glossary) (Fiction. 11-13)"
"Bad luck," plagues 12-year-old Oyuna and her family. Read full book review >

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TO RIDE THE GODS’ OWN STALLION by Diane Lee Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"It's gripping, vivid storytelling, and Ti is as strong a presence in the story as any of the human characters. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Another robust, horsey historical tale from the author of I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade (1998), this one set in and around Nineveh, capital of the Assyrian Empire. Read full book review >

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TRACKS by Diane Lee Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2012

"In the end, they ride off into the sunset—too bad it's not credible. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
An interesting historical setting is marred by a morally ambiguous protagonist. Read full book review >

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RAVEN SPEAK by Diane Lee Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2010

"Classic storytelling. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Asa Coppermane's Viking chieftain father and all the other able-bodied men are away searching for food, her feverish mother is near death and her older brothers are already dead and stacked in one of the barns, awaiting spring thaw for burial. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2011

"A folksy memoir from a gutsy, determined, well-connected gadfly who can write up a storm when not storming the barricades."
In her down-home, sassy style, an environmental activist tells of her latest battles against polluting corporations. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDE THE BOX by Karma Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"At once affirming, silly, and poignant: a stunning visual and poetic compendium on growing up. (Poetry. 8-11)"
A charming, gorgeously illustrated children's collection of light verse. Read full book review >

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SHAKESPEARE IN SWAHILILAND by Edward Wilson-Lee
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Wilson-Lee enjoyably melds memoir, history, and literary travelogue to reveal the surprising hold that Shakespeare continues to have on a culture remote from his own."
Pursuing the Bard across the history, geography, and culture of East Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Like Bosch's menage, this may not suit quite everyone; but, for those with minds and hearts open to its wit, artistry, and merriment, a rare delight. (Picture book. 4+)"
Bosch, the late-medieval Dutch artist, painted extraordinary surreal scenes, their whimsical details meticulously depicted. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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MACKENZI LEE
by Shara Zaval

In Mackenzi Lee’s first month working at the Harvard Coop while earning her M.F.A in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, the store sold 40 copies of Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Until then, they had sold five copies. Total. Customers would say, “ ‘I’m looking for a board book for a baby shower,’ and I would ...


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