Search Results: "Florence Atwater"


BOOK REVIEW

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS by Richard Atwater
Released: Sept. 26, 1938

"It is all given reality when he receives a present of a penguin, which makes its nest in the refrigerator on cubes of ice, mates with a lonely penguin from the zoo, and produces a family of penguins which help set the Poppers on their feet."
This is rather a silly story, and I don't believe children will think it particularly funny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE NIGHT by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A weak if well-meaning addition to a genre in need of strong books. (Fiction. 13-16)"
One night of horror leaves a lasting problem for 17-year-old Luna and her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A thoughtful, refreshing book with a simple but powerful message: 'Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.'"
A journalist explores the relationship between nature and human well-being. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2011

"Though questions of the attainability of the change proposed throughout are left to linger, Atwater's 'blueprint' will appeal to the hearts of California enthusiasts."
In his sweeping, dialectical history of California, Atwater investigates the tumultuous marriage of dream and reality in the Golden State. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWBOY ED by Bill Grossman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1993

"There's plenty of talent here, but it's oddly misdirected. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of the ebullient Tommy at the Grocery Store (1989) brings his clever versifying to another nonsense saga. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOLEN WORDS by Melanie Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Unforgettable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Grandpa tells his granddaughter he has lost his Cree words, the 7-year-old asks for an explanation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 5, 2012

"A kind of extended poem and love letter to the splendor of the Wyoming wilderness."
An intimate autobiography recounts a life in the American West interspersed with reflections on nature and the importance of place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2000

"Today's mothers and daughters will cherish this wide-ranging collection as a pleasing reminder that it's here now."
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, City University's Feminist Press offers an anthology on growing up female, with pieces drawn from contemporary authors as well as the neglected masters the Press helped restore to prominence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOODWITCH by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 13, 2014

"Plenty of fun ahead for the author's many fans. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
Atwater-Rhodes begins a new vampire series with a new world in this first installment of the Maeve'ra series. Read full book review >