Search Results: "Erick Setiawan"


BOOK REVIEW

OF BEES AND MIST by Erick Setiawan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Setiawan unconvincingly inflates a tiny narrative into a supernatural epic."
Magical spells, strange demons and one utterly impossible mother-in-law drive the plot of a moody fairy tale set in no particular time and place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOOD by Mary Calhoun
by Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erick Ingraham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Although the home-is-where-the-heart-is message is heavy-handed, it's also enduring. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Wholesome family values are served up in this story of one family's survival of the great flood of the Midwest in 1993. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT IN THE BARN by Faye Gibbons
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

``Bet you're afraid to spend the night in the barn,'' challenges a boy to his younger brother and two visiting city cousins. Read full book review >

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HIGH-WIRE HENRY by Mary Calhoun
ANIMALS
Released: April 24, 1991

"The tried-but-true formula, told with practiced skill, is endearingly extended in the soft, precisely detailed pencil-and-watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The popular Siamese who appeared in Cross-Country Cat (1979), etc., copes with competition: a new puppy with whom his family is wholly smitten. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMALS' LULLABY by Tom Paxton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 19, 1993

"Attractive. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A soporific song with verses about animals—``Foxes are drowsy/Deep in their cool, dark den./Sleep little red-tailed foxes,/Morning will come again./Good night foxes,/Good night.'' Listeners who manage to stay awake through the first dozen repetitions of the singsong-y melody (included) can go on to a 13th (sunset and sandman) and the last (``Children are snuggling''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sapphire Song by Todd Erick Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An evocative but slight fantasy about artists seeking fulfillment through art and faith.
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A parable about two young people drawn together by spiritual affinity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHIA by Todd Erick Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2013

"A strong but uneven collection that engagingly seeks truth through verse but discovers little that's new."
Pedersen (The Wisdom of Sophia: Nature, Wonderment and the Soul of the Sublime, 2012, etc.) once again applies his mystical prose poetics toward deciphering wisdom, which he personifies as "Her" or "Sophia." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 13, 2012

"A rich mythic, poetic and philosophic tradition that here offers more obscurity than enlightenment."
Pedersen's (The Spiral Arms, 2012, etc.) short prose-poem-canticle-chapbook to Sophia, the goddess of wisdom, is an "homage to the soul of the sacred feminine." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY THE SAILOR CAT by Mary Calhoun
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"The story is slight and predictable, but it's smoothly told by this old pro, while the carefully crafted realistic illustrations (remarkably precise for watercolors) are sure to appeal to Henry's fans and other cat lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The popular Siamese returns as a stowaway on a jaunt with ``The Man'' and ``The Kid.'' When hiding below makes Henry queasy, he comes on deck to enjoy the sights (including dolphins and a whale), ascend the mast, note how the small craft is sailed, and play a crucial role in rescuing The Man when he falls overboard. Read full book review >