Search Results: "Eloise McGraw"


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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WEDNESDAY’S CHILD by Eloise Millar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Grimly monochromatic, the intended impact is muffled by an emotionally immature narrator and a stereotypical batch of dysfunctions."
Millar's debut views a working-class family plagued by domestic violence through the gray-tinted glasses of a child who knows no other kind of life. 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 >