Search Results: "Dolly Parton"


BOOK REVIEW

COAT OF MANY COLORS by Dolly Parton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"An apparently autobiographical song that has a hard time standing on its own as a compelling children's story. (Picture book. All ages)"
In her first children's book, Parton (the country music star) turns one of her songs into a saccharine tale about a girl who is so poor that her mama has to sew her a patchwork coat when the weather turns cold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COAT OF MANY COLORS by Dolly Parton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Tender and heartfelt with a loving message—if a little sanitized. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A patchwork coat created from a box of donated rags is a deeply felt memory from the author's childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM MORE by Dolly Parton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"A pocket-sized pick-me-up for fans and dreamers."
Country music's spunky doyenne presents an inspirational, feel-good stocking stuffer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8- 12)"
Animal by animal, from ``Man's First Best Friend'' and the most familiar species (the chapter entitled ``Who Cooped the Chicken?'' also covers other fowl) to camels and elephants, small creatures (rabbits, bees, silkworms), ``Animals That Lost Their Jobs'' (Indian emperors' cheetahs once rode horses to the hunt), and recent innovations like ``Dolphin Divers and Monkey Butlers.'' Basing her suggestions on archeological evidence and different animal characteristics, Facklam postulates how and why the first links were made, discusses the many uses of various species and how they've affected human development, and cogently weaves in topics such as selective breeding (most extensive with dogs; not done at all with elephants). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"A readable, detailed rendering of ancient Mayan life and how the glory of Palenque may have ended."
Palace intrigue reigns in the ancient Mayan city of Palenque in Wiseman's debut historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN OF BEING by Denise and Dolly Arksey Hammerberg
NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2007

"A homespun story that suffers from a lack of depth, aggravated by a distracting, unnecessary theme."
A mother and daughter's memoir that uses gardens as an analogy for life. Read full book review >