Search Results: "Eve Bunting"


BOOK REVIEW

FROG AND FRIENDS CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEAR'S EVE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Frog and friends are a delightful group—entertaining, charming, and funny. Just the sort of friends anyone is glad to have. (Early reader. 5-7) "
Frog and his animal pals celebrate the winter holidays in this latest in Bunting's early-reader series. Read full book review >

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EVE by K’wan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2006

"Bright, brief lives that lead nowhere."
This sleek, punchy, patently sexist and fairly forgettable hip-hop title by K'wan (Hoodlum, 2005, etc.) trails a young woman freshly sprung from jail as she gets entangled back in the Harlem hood. Read full book review >

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EVE by Anna Carey
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Count this calculated effort to surf the wave of popular dystopian romance a wipeout. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
Category romance meets YA dystopia in this poorly executed trilogy opener specializing in juvenile romance and adult violence. Read full book review >

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THE VOYAGE OF THE <i>SEA WOLF</i> by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"'Listen now, ye belly-whackers,' pirate fans are sure to savor this seafaring adventure and crave another in the series. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Ahoy ye mateys! Clamber on board the Sea Wolf for a salty adventure. Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE CAPTAIN'S DAUGHTER by Eve Bunting
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A salty tang pervades this fast-paced pirate yarn, which provides a sometimes swashbuckling—but more often believably disgusting—perilous cruise across the high seas. (Historical fiction. 11-15)"
After her mother's death, 15-year-old Catherine's pirate-captain father allows her to cut her hair and pretend to be his son in order to join the crew of his ship. Read full book review >

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COFFIN ON A CASE by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

Here, Bunting brings a glib, easy style to the tale of Henry Coffin, son of a partner in the detective agency "Coffin and Pale." Read full book review >

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SHARING SUSAN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A gripping but flawed story, then, to provoke vigorous discussion. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Bunting explores what happens after two couples learn that their daughters were switched as babies in the hospital. Read full book review >

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THE CLOVERDALE SWITCH by Eve Bunting
Released: Oct. 24, 1980

"Run-of-the-pod."
This begins with the world flashing negative (black is white, etc.), as in a scarier Shirley Jackson story; then it has robot duplicates from space replace John's girlfriend and seven other people in Cloverdale (a motif familiar from some well-known blockbusters and less-known duds); and it ends with a simple tribute to love that could only mark a juvenile version. Read full book review >

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A PICNIC IN OCTOBER by Eve Bunting
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This sense of refuge drifts through Bunting's text, as fundamental and natural an element of life as are the everyday incidentals she braids into the story and all of which are exquisitely caught by Carpenter's vivid illustrations. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Bunting (I Have an Olive Tree, p. 719, etc.) once again explores larger themes through a quiet family story. Read full book review >

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BLACKWATER by Eve Bunting
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

"Ingrid Tomey makes the horns of a similar dilemma much sharper in Nobody Else Has To Know (p. 890), while Marion Dane Bauer, of course, charted a more subtle route in On My Honor (1986). (Fiction. 10-12)"
In an unusually weak story from the prolific Bunting, a teenager wavers between staying silent and confessing his responsibility for a half-serious prank that results in two deaths. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT FATHER'S DAY by Eve Bunting
Released: March 18, 1991

"Lively illustrations extend to fun."
As a Father's Day treat, Susie takes her dad to what she fondly imagines are all his favorite places: a fast-food restaurant (for which she graciously allows him to pay), the duck pond, the merry-go-round, etc. Meanwhile, Mom has fixed a celebratory meal—a "surprise" that Susie has igenuously revealed. Read full book review >

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FLY AWAY HOME by Eve Bunting
Released: March 18, 1991

"Like The Wall (1990), an outstanding presentation of a serious topic for young children."
"My dad and I live in an airport. That's because we don't have a home and the airport is better than the streets. Read full book review >