Search Results: "Eliza Griswold"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"An important ongoing venture in the West's attempts to understand the conflicts of this region."
Stories of strife and self-identity around the beltway just north of the Equator, from Africa to Indonesia, where Christianity and Islam have shared an uneasy 1,500-year history. Read full book review >

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LETTER LUNCH by Eliza Gutiérrez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"This recipe spells out delicious wordplay and appreciation. (Alphabet picture book. 6-8)"
Hold onto your vowels and get ready for an alphabetic romp—graphic style. Read full book review >

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THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 7, 2016

"A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along the compulsive lines of Flowers in the Attic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl struggles to break the cultlike bonds tying her and her siblings to their tyrannical, religious father. Read full book review >

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STRANGE BEAUTY by Eliza Factor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A frank, compassionate, and highly detailed account of the roller-coaster ride of caring for a disabled, autistic child."
Factor (Love Maps, 2015, etc.) chronicles life with her nonverbal son Felix, who is autistic and physically disabled. Read full book review >

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I TAKE YOU by Eliza Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"This book has the effect of three Bloody Marys at brunch: it'll leave you flushed, giddy, and prepared to embrace your wild side."
Lily Wilder is getting married in six days to a man who really lights her fire, but she still has one big decision to make: does she actually want to get married? Read full book review >

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PEKA-BOO by Eliza Feely
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"EWSLUGp2007. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A late bloomer the size of a mosquito but with a personality as big as all outdoors wings across the pond from Australia to explain how life surrounded by much larger sibs goes from being "no skip in the bush" to "fluttering skippity" thanks to the discovery of an outsize singing voice. Read full book review >

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THE GRUDGE KEEPER by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Wordplay and humor provide an effective vehicle for a valuable moral. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper." So begins this original fairy tale that provides a literal illustration of the idiom "holding a grudge." Read full book review >

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THE <i>LEFT-HANDED FATE</i> by Kate Milford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Rich and strange of place and premise; suspenseful and thought-provoking. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
An ancient inscription and a handful of inscrutable artifacts plunge three young people into both the War of 1812 and a much larger, older conflict. Read full book review >

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CODY AND THE FOUNTAIN OF HAPPINESS by Trisha Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Cody is sure to make friends with many readers, who will cross their fingers and hope for further adventures. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Well-meaning Cody is excited about the first day of her summer vacation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Whatever the status of the individual works he covers, Griswold's analysis is coherent and persuasive, often intriguing in its particulars. (Eight halftones, four linecuts—not seen.)"
As argued here by Griswold (English and Comparative Literature/San Diego State Univ.), the ``Golden Age'' during which the best English and American authors wrote for children was distinguished in America by a common theme and a patriotic agenda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME A TATTOO STORY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Love that is skin-deep. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A father tells his son about the tattoos that mark milestones in his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN RONALD'S DRAGONS by Caroline McAlister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Since the likeliest audience for this is kids who have seen the Hobbit films, it's a good reminder that the book came first. (afterword, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The story of a boy who dreamed of dragons and found a way to bring them to life. Read full book review >