Search Results: "Eileen Spinelli"


BOOK REVIEW

EILEEN by Ottessa Moshfegh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A shadowy and superbly told story of how inner turmoil morphs into outer chaos."
A woman recalls her mysterious escape from home in this taut, controlled noir about broken families and their proximity to violence. Read full book review >

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LIZZIE LOGAN GETS MARRIED by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"While the friendship between the two girls is believable, the humor is often strident and forced; at times it's even derivative of such books as Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, without Judy Blume's easy hilarity. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The friends from Lizzie Logan Wears Purple Sunglasses (1995) return, and now Heather's best friend, the bossy Lizzie, is getting married. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Less useful for library collections, this would make an excellent gift. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
The celebrated husband and wife team up to present a inspirational calendar book. Read full book review >

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DO YOU HAVE A CAT? by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Kids with cats will enjoy this, even if they don't grasp much about the historical figures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Vibrant illustrations of cats throughout the ages are the saving grace of this rhyming story that can't quite get its focus straight. Read full book review >

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CITY ANGEL by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Hard to tell, but Brooker's pictures are wonderful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
City Angel, an urban, updated patron saint, hovers above the city skyline, intervening to make good things happen: petting the baker's kitchen cat, planting seeds in a vacant lot, soothing a cranky child, assisting a firefighter and a homeless man, helping the player make the basket in the corner game, and having some fun herself, cruising on a skateboard. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU ARE AWAY by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Libraries near military bases might want to order multiples. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Children in three families miss a parent made absent by service in the military. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOE MCTOOTH by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: April 21, 2003

"Spinelli's spare, heartfelt language captures the essence of what's important in life, and Bronson's offbeat, curvy oils are as warm and fuzzy as Moe himself. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this very sweet tale, Moe McTooth's an outdoor cat, and life is good . . . that is, until winter comes and he turns into a shivering, "hungry fur sack of a cat." Read full book review >

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WANDA’S MONSTER by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A must for chasing away those nighttime jitters with a hearty dose of giggles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wonderfully insouciant approach to taking care of those pesky critters that lurk in closets. Read full book review >

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THANKFUL by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Low-key and gentle; a book to be thankful for. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spinelli lists many things for which people are thankful. Read full book review >

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DO YOU HAVE A DOG? by Eileen Spinelli
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Despite inherently child-friendly subject matter, a nonstarter. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A hodgepodge roundup of celebrity canines. Read full book review >