Search Results: "Elizabeth Rossiter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LEMON GARDEN by Elizabeth Rossiter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"The first-person narration is routine female-victim blab-all, but the pace is fast and steady, and the mystery meticulously constructed."
The British author of Some Pleasure There to Find (1976) turns from airy romance to sturdily plotted mystery/suspense—in an Italy-set story that keeps pace with the flights of an amnesiac actress from pursuits by assassins and her own demons. Read full book review >

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SUGAR ON SNOW by Nan Parson Rossiter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"They ought to organize and demand a minimum wage. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rossiter's (The Way Home, 1999, etc.) story of a family's day in the sugar bush is a bit too solemn for the occasion, and there is a static quality to the artwork that drains much of the life out of the elemental act of sugaring. Read full book review >

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RUGBY & ROSIE by Nan Parson Rossiter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A resonant debut. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rossiter's first book is a moving and informative account of a family and the puppy they raise for a year, until she is old enough to train to become a guide dog. Read full book review >

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THE WAY HOME by Nan Parson Rossiter
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will cherish this hearty tale and the seasonal cycle it embraces. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rossiter (Rugby & Rosie, 1997, etc.) gives readers a sympathetic story about the nursing of an injured Canada goose back to health, and the gander and boy that stuck by her. Read full book review >

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MOUSE WENT OUT TO GET A SNACK by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2005

"The almost frame-by-frame, perspective-switching illustrations of the rather ratty, spindly Mouse are comical and endearing, making this a light but tasty morsel. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mouse, seeking a small snack, stumbles onto a feast—a seemingly abandoned banquet table piled high with everything from colorful cupcakes to tasty tacos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIDGET by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

"The girls, having learned how, would surely give three barks for Widget. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Widget, a small, stray, furry white dog the size of a West Highland terrier, finds the perfect home with Mrs. Diggs. Read full book review >

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THE FO'C'SLE by Henry Beston
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2012

"The language and visuals both will put budding naturalists in a meditative mood. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
A poetic tribute to an early-20th-century cousin of Walden and the house where it was written. Read full book review >

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WIDGET & THE PUPPY by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 2004

"The illustrations override these drawbacks, however, and Widget and the cats seem destined for more adventures with their new puppy friend, who definitely needs a name. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In their second story starring a white dog named Widget, the McFarlands introduce a new character, a bouncy, black-and-white (nameless) puppy. Read full book review >

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AVIATRIXES
by Leila Roy

Her birthday, the day she died, the day she first realized she wanted to fly—if we tried, I’m sure that we could make any day into Bessie Coleman day. But today is an especially good pick, because ninety-six years ago, on June 15, 1921, Bessie Coleman earned her pilot’s license—the first African American woman, as well as the first woman ...


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SPILL THE WINE AND TAKE THAT PEARL
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #0.5) by Elizabeth Wein

Cover Story: Go On, Take The Money and Run
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: I Capture the Castle
Bonus Factors: Crumbling Aristocracy, Sweet Ride, History’s Mysteries
Relationship Status: It’s Like Being In Love, Discovering Your Best Friend

Cover Story: Go On, Take The ...


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NOTORIOUS DISSENSION
by Julie Danielson

Last night at a book club gathering of sorts, a friend of mine, who is the mother of two girls, was asking for picture book recommendations – picture books with a political bent, that is, which she can read to a five-year-old. More specifically, given that she’s nervous about a Trump administration, she wanted her daughter to see good picture ...


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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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