Search Results: "Diane Setterfield"


BOOK REVIEW

THE THIRTEENTH TALE by Diane Setterfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2006

"Setterfield's debut is enchanting Goth for the 21st century."
A dying writer bids a young bookshop assistant to write her biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELLMAN & BLACK by Diane Setterfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A gothic tale in which moments of tedium are relieved by morbidity."
A boy hits the wrong bird with a slingshot, with lifelong consequences, in this second venture into gothic territory from Setterfield, author of the hugely popular The Thirteenth Tale (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TROUBLE WITH WISHES by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A classy retelling of a classic myth highlighting the meaning of real companionship. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this version of the Greek myth Pygmalion, Stanley interprets "notions of perfect beauty and misguided love." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Her classic illustrations capture body language and facial expression to a T. A wonderful celebration of the end of a school year, ideal for preparing kindergartners. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gilbert and his friends return to delight their fans in this look at their last day of school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE by Diane DeGroat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Readers who have enjoyed Gilbert's earlier exploits will look forward to more from this remarkably human opossum. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Using the story of George Washington and the cherry tree as inspiration, school children realize that the lessons they learn about honesty extend beyond the skit they perform. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUMPELSTILTSKIN'S DAUGHTER by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Those who like Babette Cole's send- ups will find plenty of giggles in this reworking. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A feminist revision of Rumpelstiltskin, in which the small man and the miller's daughter marry and raise a daughter, Hope, who finds herself in the same room of straw her mother once faced. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"An excellent introduction that will lead older children (and adults) to the music. (author's notes, chronology, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
At three, Mozart heard his older sister play the clavier and copied her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIGNED, ABIAH ROSE by Diane Browning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2010

"America. (author's note, further reading) (Picture book. 6-10)"
In a book that instantly evokes and sustains old-fashioned charm, readers meet young Abiah Rose, who lives in the Genesee River Valley sometime in the 18th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING IS HERE! by Diane Goode
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Sure to please families of any size at harvest season. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A large extended family comes together at Grandma's house for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOAN OF ARC by Diane Stanley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

From Stanley (Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter, 1997, etc.), a sympathetic biography that is also a straightforward affair, captured in gemlike illustrations that feign a Book of Hours touch—though many are drenched in piety—recounting the story of Joan's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALOHA! by Diane  Kredensor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Nevertheless, the merits of this title will have new readers saying mahalo for a joyful, exuberant friendship story. (Early reader. 6-9)"
This engaging beginning reader uses comic-book conventions and a Hawaiian setting to invite emergent readers into the story of odd-couple friends Ollie and Moon. Read full book review >