Search Results: "Gretchen Schields"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Schields makes the most of the premise; her illustrations become gleeful when demonstrating the cat's chameleon-like changes. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mr. Blue is a kindly old soul with a soft spot for homeless cats and dogs, using the good offices of his emporium to find them caretakers. Read full book review >

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THE CHINESE SIAMESE CAT by Amy Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"And Schields's artwork complements the text wonderfully with its traditional Chinese border decorations and colorful, well-drawn characters. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A beautifully written story about why Siamese cats are really Chinese cats, and why their faces, ears, paws, and tails turn darker as they grow up. Read full book review >

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THE MOON LADY by Amy Tan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Despite the format, the long text will be enjoyed most by older children. (Fiction/Picture book. 7-10)"
In a story adapted from The Joy Luck Club, "Nai-nai" amuses her granddaughters with a story about her "earliest memory," an exciting day during the Moon Festival, when she was seven. Read full book review >

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CLEVER GRETCHEN by John Warren Stewig
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This Gretchen's a winner. (Picture book/folktale. 5-8)"
A fresh and buoyant look at the well-known folktale. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN THE BICYCLE DOG by Anita Heyman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Children discovering Gretchen will not miss the life lessons of accidental injuries and the differences they cause. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
A lesson in courage, tenacity, collaboration, and love is often the point of dog stories for children, but this true documentation of one dog's adaptation in the face of a debilitating accident is all the more poignant. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN OVER THE BEACH by R.W. Alley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A quiet summer picture book to share with the young ones, one of a seasonal quartet featuring Gretchen and her siblings. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young girl escapes her reality and immerses herself in her imagination in this summery tale. Read full book review >

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GRETCHEN GROUNDHOG, IT'S YOUR DAY! by Abby Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Simple and sweet. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A good choice for curriculum-boosting an underrated holiday. Read full book review >

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THE NEW, IMPROVED GRETCHEN HUBBARD by Ilene Cooper
FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

In a new, improved entry in the ``Kids from Kennedy Middle School'' series, Cooper takes a formulaic idea—the ugly duckling makeover—and gives it plenty of zip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NINFA IN WINTER by Gretchen Kromer
Released: Sept. 14, 2013

"An impressive work that achieves an admirable balance between text and image."
A remarkable collection of black-and-white photographs featuring a unique garden in the Italian countryside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE BRIGHT RING by Gretchen Géser
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Children will enjoy the spirit of the chase (and an easily spotted black cat on each spread) in this pleasant introduction to courtship conventions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When a girl sees a diamond ring fall through a hole in a man's jacket pocket, she catches it on a bounce and pulls her mom along city streets in an attempt to return it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"More about the experience of a single professional American woman than about what life in Iraq has to offer an expat. Not recommended."
Surface-level, chick-lit-style memoir about the life of an English-language teacher in a small town in Iraq. Read full book review >

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THEENA’S LANDING by Gretchen Craig
Released: March 1, 2011

"The backwaters of post-Civil War South Florida could hardly be further apart from ancient Greece, yet Craig infuses her coming-of-age tale with the pathos and heroism one might find in myths, but on an all-too-human scale."
Seemingly alone after the death of her father, Theena bravely faces a frightening world that is often unfriendly to young women just trying to survive in Craig's historical novel. Read full book review >