Search Results: "Eleanor Farjeon"


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ELSIE PIDDOCK SKIPS IN HER SLEEP by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The story is still spry and wise, and Voake makes this neglected literary gem—and unforgettable read-aloud—look new. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Voake's ink-and-watercolor sketches match the delicate clarity of Farjeon's prose to perfection in this small, handsomely turned-out volume that makes available to a new generation a classic tale of tyranny overcome. Read full book review >

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ELSIE PIDDOCK SKIPS IN HER SLEEP by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Voake's bewitching ink-and-watercolor illustrations, mostly in the greens and duns of a misty meadow hill, capture Farjeon's otherworldliness and utter charm. (Picture book. 4-9)"
One of the loveliest of tales (revived in a smaller-sized edition by Candlewick in 1997) is here given full-dress treatment. Read full book review >

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MORNING HAS BROKEN by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Eden,'' may be too religious for some, but those who share her sentiments will find this a glowing paean to creation. (Picture book. 6-10)"
``Morning has broken/like the first morning,/Blackbird has spoken/like the first bird.'' So begins the hymn—better known as a Cat Stevens song—written for children by Farjeon in 1931. Read full book review >

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KINGS AND QUEENS by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1952

"Limited—I should think."
This is a reissue, with addition of verses devoted to Edward VIII and George VI. Read full book review >

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HEROES AND HEROINES by Eleanor Farjeon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1933

"Famous historical characters."
Better for the American public than KINGS AND QUEENS, and just as good from every other angle. Read full book review >

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I HAVE ANOTHER LANGUAGE by Eleanor Schick
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1992

"The appealing soft gray of the illustrations is just right for this mood piece; with precise yet understated line and gentle shading, Schick depicts the narrator's joy and captures the special grace of a memorable performance. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In spare prose and soft-pencil illustrations, Schick (a former dancer who studied with Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey) evokes a day in the life of a young African-American performer, beginning with a glimpse of home and school but focusing on dance class and her first stage appearance, when ``every movement feels more real than it ever has before'' and when last night's dreams combine with the morning's first hint of spring to create ``Things I can't say in words,'' but can suddenly express with dance. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN SALEM by Eleanor Kuhns
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2015

"Rees and Lydia would have made better progress if they hadn't stopped to eat every few pages and Kuhns (Cradle to Grave, 2014, etc.) hadn't described every bite, along with numerous other historical details. Still, the Reeses make an amiable sleuthing team in a post-Revolutionary War setting."
An 18th-century weaver/detective steps into a wasp's nest of family intrigue when he takes on his fourth case. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Winning first installment in a planned series, sure to be loved by fans of both mysteries and historical fiction."
A Separatist healer is determined to identify a killer, even if it places her under suspicion for incompetence—or even murder—in Sullivan's (Deadly Diversion, 2009, etc.) historical mystery. Read full book review >

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GRAVEN IMAGES by Eleanor Sullivan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An ambitious, satisfying historical mystery."
Sullivan's (Cover Her Body, 2011) latest mystery follows a 19th-century midwife and herbalist as she attempts to solve a murder—and save an innocent man. Read full book review >

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A PARIS ALL YOUR OWN by Eleanor Brown
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 4, 2017

"A quick and fun read that should delight seasoned travelers as well as those planning their first adventure to this 'enormous and complex place.'"
A collection of short essays by female authors on Paris, a city that "is so many things, all of them wonderful." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2008

"A powerful mix of opinion, reporting and poignant recollection."
Newsweek columnist and McLaughlin Group pundit Clift combines a journalist's account of the political circus surrounding Terri Schiavo's death with the personal story of the death of her husband, Tom Brazaitis. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE-MILE STRAIGHT by Eleanor Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Strong medicine, not always easy to swallow, but readers who like a challenge will relish this gifted writer's ambition and grit."
The births of two babies and the consequent lynching of a black man launch Henderson's (Ten Thousand Saints, 2011) grim investigation into the fractures of race, class, and family in rural Georgia. Read full book review >