Search Results: "Eloise Greenfield"


BOOK REVIEW

KOYA DELANEY AND THE GOOD GIRL BLUES by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Meanwhile, Greenfield (a much-honored author and poet) narrates with grace and clarity, weaving her several themes into a carefully structured, thought-provoking story that should be a long-lived favorite. (Fiction. 8-12)"
As neatly summed up in Jan Spivey Gilchrist's attractive jacket art, there are several themes in this warm school-and- family story, set near Washington, D.C. Koya is distressed by a falling-out between her sister Loritha and her best friend Dawn, the result of a spiteful trick Dawn plays on Loritha just before a ``double-dutch'' contest. Read full book review >

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THE FRIENDLY FOUR by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"A lively tribute to children's imagination as well as an inviting introduction to free verse. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Four new friends turn a dull summer around with creative projects and energetic play. Read full book review >

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FIRST PINK LIGHT by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A fine contribution. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Daddy's been away for a month, taking care of Grandma, and Tyree is so eager to see him that he wants to stay up, in his hiding place, to surprise Daddy when he comes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"The poet introduces several selections with commentary on their genesis and personal meanings, further enriching this joy-filled, right-on tribute to wordsmithing in all its forms. (author's note) (Poetry. 7-10)"
"In the land / of words, / I stand as still / as a tree / and let the words / rain down on me." Read full book review >

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NIGHT ON NEIGHBORHOOD STREET by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A winning combination. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-6)"
As ``dusk spins from daylight'' on Neighborhood Street, some children sing and play on the sidewalk, others trot sleepily to bed or lie wakeful. Read full book review >

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BROTHERS & SISTERS by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A feel-good collection, equally suited to reading alone or aloud, but it won't provide the nuance children prickled by those close relationships often need. (Poetry. 6-8)"
"She likes chess, and I like sports, / she likes jeans, and I like shorts, / but on two things we do agree, / both of us like her / and me." Read full book review >

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KIA TANISHA DRIVES HER CAR by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"The perspective shifts abruptly, from a long view of Kia Tanisha and her car to a close-up of the dashboard, where the objects—key, steering wheel, horn, even the hands—will be barely recognizable to the toddler set. (Board book. 1-4)"
Kia Tanisha Drives Her Car ($5.95; Jan. 31, 1997; 12 pp.; 0-694-00848-6): A toddler named Kia Tanisha shows her independence, driving a toy car to her friend Angie's doorstep in this companion book to Kia Tanisha (ISBN 0-694-00847-8) and then driving home. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM AND THE GOOD OLD DAYS by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Uncontrived comfort for young readers disturbed by a family member's illness. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young William thinks about his ailing grandmother, just home from the hospital, remembering the good times in her small diner and hoping for more of them when she's feeling better. Read full book review >

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I CAN DRAW A WEEPASAUR AND OTHER DINOSAURS by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2001

"Children will easily catch the breezy, bouncy mood here, and few will be able to resist the invitation to create more new dinos, in pictures, words, or both. (Picture book/poetry. 5-7)"
Frequent collaborators Gilchrist and Greenfield (Angels: An African American Treasury, 1998, etc.) capture a budding artist's enthusiasm and compulsion to paint: "My room is full, / but my hand won't stop, / won't stop, / putting paint on paper / paint on paper, / paint . . ." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2006

Anxiety and resilience are the major themes twining through both Greenfield's free-verse testimonials and Gilchrist's impressionistic collages. Read full book review >

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HONEY, I LOVE by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The poem deserves better. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Iffy art cramps this 25th-anniversary reissue of the joyful title poem from Greenfield's first collection (1978), illustrated by the Dillons. Read full book review >