Search Results: "Diane Wilson"


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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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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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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >