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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LOVE YOU ALWAYS by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"It's sweet, but it does not reflect the diverse realities of families and people in the world today. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The latest new-baby gift book tells how children are loved by their family members no matter what. Read full book review >

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MISS FOX'S CLASS GETS IT WRONG by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"This lesson on gossip and rumors goes down like a spoonful of sugar. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her class starts to see Miss Fox in the frequent company of Officer Blue Fox, rumors start to fly that their teacher is in trouble with the law. Read full book review >

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JONAH'S WHALE by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A spiritually satisfying whale of a tale. (Picture book. 4-9)"
The familiar biblical story is told from the perspective of the swallowing whale. Read full book review >