Search Results: "Eve Bunting"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WITH THE RED BAG by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A perceptive reader will anticipate the sad and simple answer long before the tidy ending reveals the reason that the contents of his bag are so important to him. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Bunting tackles a distasteful subject—the power of suspicion and prejudice over the minds of otherwise ordinary people—through the eyes of a 12-year-old on a post-9/11 spring-break bus tour with his grandmother. Read full book review >

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I HAVE AN OLIVE TREE by Eve Bunting
Released: May 31, 1999

"The double-page opening of Sophia and her mother before the olive tree vibrates with emotion—a passionate marriage of word and text. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Both language and image are gorgeous in this affecting story of generations from Bunting (Some Frog!, 1998, etc.) and Barbour. 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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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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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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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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Released: Oct. 1, 1982

"Apart from the conundrums (and an ingenious balloon-stunt), altogether flat—and tacky even so."
It's hard to reconcile the Eve Bunting of, say, The Happy Funeral (p. 867, J-181) with the author of crude teenage suspensers like The Waiting Game and this. Read full book review >

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FORBIDDEN by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"While this will probably not suffice for those wanting a dark and eerie love story, readers interested in historical fiction or a mildly creepy mystery (or both) will enjoy it. (historical note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In this fast-paced mystery set in early-19th-century Scotland, 16-year-old Josie Ferguson is sent to live with estranged relatives after losing both of her parents to influenza. Read full book review >

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THE PRESENCE by Eve Bunting
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Memorable. (Fiction. 12+)"
Emotional depth resonates as 17-year-old Catherine fights off two kinds of haunting. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER OF RILEY by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"At best, a lesson that there are at least two sides to every issue. (Fiction. 8-12)"

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NASTY, STINKY SNEAKERS by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1994

"Curiously, the icky appeal, kid-tickling story line, and lesson about integrity and fairness here all closely parallel those in Julie Ann Peters's half-as-long The Stinky Sneaker Contest (1992). (Fiction. 8-11)"
When 10-year-old Colin's dirty sneakers disappear from outside his apartment door, he's sure the culprit is Jack, his chief rival in a contest for the most offensive footwear (the prize: two new pairs of Slam Dunkers). Read full book review >