Search Results: "Dinah Johnson"


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SUNDAY WEEK by Dinah Johnson
Released: March 1, 1999

"The spirituality in these pages is caring and inclusive, so no one is a stranger here; Geter's pastels are studied and a little self-conscious, but as warm as the biscuits served at Sunday dinner. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Johnson (All Around Town, 1998) sketches out the activities for the six days leading up to Sunday. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Text and photographs work a special magic to make the past feel new. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
A moving album, combining a quiet, questioning text with sepia-toned photographs that self-taught Richard Samuel Roberts took during the 1920s and '30s, in the African-American community of Columbia, South Carolina. Read full book review >

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QUINNIE BLUE by Dinah Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"The rhythm of the text, along with the details and celebratory mood of the illustrations, makes this an excellent choice for family sharing. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Johnson (Sunday Week, 1999, etc.) and Ransome (The Secret of the Stones, 2000, etc.) create an affirming story of an African-American family. Read full book review >

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BLACK MAGIC by Dinah Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Adults will find this book a great conversation starter with little ones. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"My hundred black braids make a spiderweb around my head, / and Mama's voice is black and sweet as I fall asleep." Read full book review >

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LEFT IN THE CARE OF by Dinah Küng
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Only the mystery itself, with its rushed explanations and its unsatisfying villain, is less than convincing."
It's Christmas Week 1996 in Hong Kong, but Claire Raymond's biggest worries have nothing to do with the impending reversion to Chinese rule. Read full book review >

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THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE by Dinah Jefferies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A melodrama of the waning British Empire."
A young English wife becomes the mistress of a tea plantation in Ceylon and is quickly confronted with upheavals—racial, social, and domestic—in Jefferies' U.S. debut. Read full book review >

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THE UNOFFICIAL NARNIA COOKBOOK by Dinah Bucholz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"If one wants to make Porridge and Cream like Shasta had or pack up some cold sliced chicken such as Prince Caspian carried, one can find that. Reading about it might be more fun. (sources, index [not seen]) (Cookbook. 10 & up)"
Bucholz, author of The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook (2010), creates or re-creates Beautiful Breakfasts; Snacks, Teas, and Meals on the Run; Lunch and Dinner Menus; and Fabulous Feasts in four chapters. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 26, 1990

In the current mode, Shore's "American" kitchen draws on a world of sources. Read full book review >

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THE OBJECT PARADE by Dinah Lenney
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 15, 2014

"An eclectic treasury of the cherished and the evocative."
A pensive perusal of the objects that can define and shape a life. Read full book review >

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BRIEF ENCOUNTERS by Judith Kitchen
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 9, 2025

"A vibrant and expansive anthology."
Two distinguished writers/editors gather together flash nonfiction essays from both established and emerging writers. Read full book review >

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HENRY CLIMBS A MOUNTAIN by D.B. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Young readers may not understand concepts of tax protest and slavery, but would welcome reading another story about a familiar and unique character whose deep moral convictions are expressed in simple, daily deeds. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In his third book about Henry David Thoreau, Johnson describes a more complex concept: how people can change bad laws without fighting. Read full book review >