Search Results: "Dolores Kozielski"


BOOK REVIEW

ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT by Ferida Wolff
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A basically gentle book; the authors and illustrator aim for an eerie atmosphere and stay away from gut-in-the-throat scarification. (Fiction. 4+)"
Young readers will enjoy this extended counting story that chronicles the witches, cats, owls, goats, snakes, bears, wolves, toads, crows, hares, bats, bugs, and ghosts that appear on Halloween night. Read full book review >

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PAPA'S STORIES by Dolores Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A sensitive, creatively plotted story, enhanced by the author's watercolors of middle- class African Americans; a natural pairing with Bunting's The Wednesday Surprise (1989). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Every evening, after Papa comes home from work and washes off ``a day's worth of soil,'' he ``reads'' Kari a book, perhaps the one he calls ``Little Miss Too-Big-for-Her-Red-Britches'' (while the illustration depicts Little Red Riding Hood). Read full book review >

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THE BEST BUG TO BE by Dolores Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"Johnson nicely captures the feelings of the multicultural group in her good-humored watercolors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author-artist of 1991's appealing What Kind of Baby- Sitter Is This? presents a wholesome resolution to another real- life situation: making the best of an allotted part in a school play. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE GUARDIAN by Dolores Redondo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"Redondo introduces way too many named characters, many of whom are ultimately irrelevant; readers will need to keep a list to figure out who's who in this muddled thriller."
Set in the Spanish Basque country, Redondo's novel explores a string of horrific murders and the rumors that swirl around them. Read full book review >

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NOW LET ME FLY by Dolores Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Excellent author's note. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Minna narrates her kidnapping by slave traders as a child in Africa and the rough passage to America. Read full book review >

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BE PATIENT, ABDUL by Dolores Sandoval
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An author's note provides a brief history of Sierra Leone. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Abdul sells oranges in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where it costs money to go to school. Read full book review >

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YOUR DAD WAS JUST LIKE YOU by Dolores Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Warm and realistic, with gently understated illustrations that bring out the poignancy of these good, loving African Americans trying to escape hurtful patterns. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Peter takes his problem to Grandpa: Dad ``never smiles—he only yells.'' As the two stroll around the neighborhood where Dad also grew up, Grandpa recalls his son's childhood—a lively boy like Peter, he too had trouble in school and quarreled with his father until the day Grandpa made him a special ``trophy'' for a canceled race the boy had counted on winning—and had run, alone, in a downpour. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1999

"This sweet story with a heartfelt theme has moments that are amusing and recognizable; Johnson's paintings of the neighborhood occasionally lack energy, but convey the affection between mother and son and the sentiments of the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
David's mother is coming to David's class to tell them about her job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"This is a more readable and visually appealing version than Laura Litwin's Matthew Henson: Co-Discoverer of the North Pole (2001). (chronology, resource list) (Biography. 10-13)"
"Our breath was frozen to our hoods of fur and our cheeks and noses frozen . . . it was a night of Plutonian Purgatory." Read full book review >

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PRESSED TO KILL by Dolores Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Johnson's format is as serviceable as a gray pinstripe suit, and about as exciting."
A drycleaner loses her cool over a serial killer who's picking off her patrons before they can pick up their clothes. Read full book review >