Search Results: "Gabriel A. Cooney"


BOOK REVIEW

MILKWEED DAYS by Gabriel A. Cooney
Released: Aug. 1, 1976

"Cooney's photos provide some clarity and definition to balance an overly cherishing text, but the calculated celebration of innocence is still redolent of soda ads and pop poster cliches."
Three children's slow-motion romp through a field of milkweed, led by a meditative Adam who notices that the pods, "bumpy and rough" outside, remind him of himself when he's angry and "Mommy says there's a secret beautiful Adam inside" and who then takes one home to "hold it against my cheek when I go to bed. . . Read full book review >

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KING OF WRECK ISLAND by Barbara Cooney
Released: Aug. 25, 1941

"Amusing pictures in black and white."
This is fun- a whimsical, original and humorous story, with lots of New England saltiness. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING by Kara Cooney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Of course, there are still questions ('Certainty plays little role in the history of Hatshepsut'), but Cooney's detective work finally brings out the story of a great woman's reign."
Cooney (Egyptian Art and Architecture/UCLA) re-creates the life of "the first woman to exercise long-term rule over Egypt as a king." Read full book review >

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ELEANOR by Barbara Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An author's note supplies other relevant information. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
"From the beginning the baby was a disappointment to her mother," Cooney (The Story of Christmas, 1995, etc.) begins in this biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. Read full book review >

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THE KELLYHORNS by Barbara Cooney
Released: Aug. 6, 1942

"Unfortunately the jacket is very unappealing."
The Kellyhorns are twins who were separated when their mother dies, Penny living with her father on an island off the Maine coast and Pam with an aunt on the mainland. Read full book review >

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Released: May 29, 1969

"And one of the most artfully designed—a succession of sturdy paintings that somehow float on the page."
An alphabet of southern colonial pastimes that you'll run your fingers over first (the flecks of oil paint are that palpable), grin at (such cheerful, airy scenes) then examine for the sly detail. Read full book review >

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COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

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I KNOW WHO LIKES YOU by Doug Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Climaxed by a dazzlingly ingenious costume party and played out by a cast of teasing, but never mean-spirited preteens, plus a few grownups who actually have a clue, this mild but relentless farce will keep young readers solidly entertained from first page to last. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this amiable, and considerably superior, sequel to The Beloved Dearly (2002), friends fall apart, then draw back together in school, on the baseball field—and in charm school. Read full book review >

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THE PARTY'S OVER by Caroline Cooney
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"An involving (if sometimes leisurely) depiction of what it means to rethink basic values. (Fiction. 12+)"
In another thoughtfully off-center effort, Cooney examines the post-graduation fate of the most popular girl in her class. Read full book review >

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"A disarming portrait that makes clear that wealth is incidental to a happy, creative life."
A story that, like Cooney's Miss Rumphuis (1982) and Island Boy (1988), presents the life of an idiosyncratic character in the context of a historical setting. Read full book review >

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LAMBRUSCO by Ellen Cooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2008

"Cooney (A Private Hotel for Gentle Ladies, 2005, etc.) explores how war causes not just injury to the body but more importantly explains how every participant can be 'injured in his nerves, in his self, in his soul.'"
Set in war-torn Italy in 1943, this novel looks at the peripatetic ramblings of a woman in search of her son. Read full book review >

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GUN BALL HILL by Ellen Cooney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2004

"A careful, intelligent account of the personal motives behind historical events. Dramatic and instructive."
A Revolutionary War historical from Cooney (Small Town Girl, not reviewed) portrays the rebellion unleashed by British atrocities in a small village in Maine. Read full book review >