Search Results: "Eloise McGraw"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRIPED SHIPS by Eloise McGraw
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Solid, entertaining historical fiction that will appeal to Sutcliff's readers and that also has many interesting parallels with books about WW II. (Fiction. 12+)"
At 11, Juliana witnesses the first wave of the Norman's invasion in 1066. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOORCHILD by Eloise McGraw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"McGraw (Tangled Webb, 1993, etc.) makes of Saaski's struggles an emotionally satisfying story; the moor, where Saaski's two lives intersect, is an especially evocative setting. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Moql's father is human and her mother one of the Moorfolk, who live beneath the moor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TANGLED WEBB by Eloise McGraw
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

Juniper Webb's new stepmother is nearer her own age (12) than Dad's, but—though protective of family traditions she associates with her dead mother—Juniper is prepared to welcome Kelsey and her toddler son, Preston. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOCCASIN TRAIL by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Released: Oct. 2, 1952

"He helps his now-orphaned brothers and sisters settle in the Willamette Valley, and there's exciting reading in the joint Indian-frontiersman problems that must be solved before Jim can fully understand his dependence on Crow legend and medicine, re-channel it, and become a true white man."
More sensitive than some of the pioneer stories we've been reading lately is this one about pre-Gold Rush Oregon and a white boy brought up as an Indian. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERRY GO ROUND IN OZ by Eloise McGraw
Released: Oct. 22, 1963

"Even the fantasy alerted child would find himself confused by allusions and assumptions of familiarity with vague sources of- dare we call it- inspiration?"
Strange amalgam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONG FOR ELOISE by Leigh Sauerwein
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Religious rituals, references to famous medieval stories, and ongoing reminders of seasonal change ('In August, the night is ten hours long, the day fourteen') mournfully broaden this short, complex piece beyond its own specifics. (Fiction. YA)"
A superbly crafted tapestry of medieval heartbreak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELOISE TAKES A BAWTH by Kay Thompson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 22, 2002

"Here's the extraordinary extrovert at her very grawndest (and most destructive); rare is the reader who won't be up for repeat dives into her upper-crust, never-humdrum world. (Picture book. 7+)"
Proving herself once again more Force than Child, Eloise wreaks watery havoc upon the Plaza Hotel in an episode announced nearly 40 years ago but never published. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAD DOG MCGRAW by Myron Uhlberg
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2000

"A delightful story, but children shouldn't take its lesson too seriously when dealing with strange 'mad dogs.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
Love conquers fear in a charming story about a boy and a fearsome dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHIEF SUNRISE, JOHN MCGRAW, AND ME by Timothy Tocher
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Engaging and engrossing. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Hank Cobb runs away from an abusive, dangerous father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Knife Thrower's Wife by Sheila McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A vivid, twisting tale of midlife awakening."
Sleepwalker Cassie Green, lately painting violent dreamscapes featuring her husband, becomes suspect in his death in this debut thriller/mystery. Read full book review >

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THE SEAMSTRESS OF HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD by Erin McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A workshoppy affair in which not much happens. Sewing buffs, however, may learn a thing or two."
Or, Coco Chanel goes to Kansas, and gets the heck out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD LIFE by Erin McGraw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2004

"Skilled so-so stories in the main, with one or two real zingers."
Eleven longish stories that hit about as often as they miss, in a second collection from McGraw (Lies of the Saints, 1996). Read full book review >