Search Results: "Eileen Beha"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This unusual novel is old-fashioned in the best sense of the word, conveying universal truths and values through the use of sentient toys. (Fantasy. 7-11)"
This original, heartwarming and highly amusing tale about lovely, lonely Annaliese is related by Annaliese's sock monkey, Throckmorton S. Monkey. (The "S." stands for "Sock.") Read full book review >

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TANGO by Eileen Beha
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Although there are few real surprises, readers will enjoy this beguiling, delicately told tale, which has a heart as big as its hero's. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Tango, a Yorkshire terrier, has grown up literally in the lap of luxury, complete with sterling-silver collar and pearl-studded leash. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"The personal and family stories are almost always gripping; the comments about great books, less so."
Deciding to spend a year reading the entire 50-volume set of the Harvard Classics, Harper's assistant editor Beha discovers things—some touching, some banal—about the best-laid plans of mice and men. Read full book review >

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTS by Christopher Beha
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Beha gets to have it both ways: His novel is at once brisk and episodic while critiquing the limits of brisk, episodic narrative."
A man desperate for cash makes a deal with the reality TV devil in this thoughtful, occasionally lecturing second novel from Harper's deputy editor Beha (What Happened to Sophie Wilder, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE MONKEYS TRICK-OR-TREAT by Eileen Christelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Fans of the author's previous monkey titles will welcome this silly new tale, but adults wishing for a safety message warning against similar copycat antics will be disappointed. (recipes) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Christelow's rambunctious monkeys are decked out in their costumes and ready to play an elaborate trick that may end up jeopardizing any treats they might receive. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PIG SEARCH by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Christelow's squiggly lines and dabs of bright watercolor are a perfect counterpoint to the deadpan text, which will have readers rooting for the pigs and laughing as the hapless Bert finds nothing but trouble in this snorter of a hide-and-seek picture book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Christelow's jolly tale revisits Bert, Ethel, and the troublemaking pigs from The Great Escape (1994). Read full book review >

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ROBINS! by Eileen Christelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Anthropomorphic but basically sound and as infectious as the ubiquitous bird's own 'Cheerily-cheerily, cheerily-cheerup, cheerup!' (author's note, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Two young robins ("robin teenagers!") chattily describe their first spring and fall. Read full book review >

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THE DESPERATE DOG WRITES AGAIN by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Pitch perfect for those children adjusting to a new person in their lives. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Likable dog Emma charms readers again (Letters from a Desperate Dog, 2006) in her anxiety-driven attempts to save her beloved owner, George, from the supposed clutches of new woman-on-the-scene Loretta. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FROM A DESPERATE DOG by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 2006

"Christelow's bright watercolors follow Emma's adventures in comic panels and perfectly depict the satisfying ending. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Emma is a dog who lives with George the painter and his cat, and though she tries her best to please him, things sometimes go wrong. Read full book review >

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THE FIVE-DOG NIGHT by Eileen Christelow
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"A good-natured, entertaining yarn. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A story with a premise that's bound to amuse: Old Betty, Ezra's neighbor, is forever pestering him, when she calls to bring cookies and make him tea, about his need for extra blankets. ``Not me,'' he insists, refusing to elaborate beyond remarking, next day that ``It was only a two-dog night.'' As fall moves into winter, the number rises until the curious Betty peers in Ezra's window—and sees what Christelow's cheery, cartoon- style illustrations have revealed all along: as it gets colder, Ezra just pulls on another of his five dogs. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF HAILEY KENDRICK by Eileen Cook
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Cook has whipped up a real treat. (Chick lit. 14 & up)"
Ever since her mom was killed by a drunk driver, Hailey—rich, smart, pretty and popular—has specialized in avoiding risk. Read full book review >