Search Results: "Harriet McBryde Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

ACCIDENTS OF NATURE by Harriet McBryde Johnson
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"While the story is set in a 1960s pre-ADA environment, the themes and issues are relevant today and will spark discussion, if not a clearer understanding of the struggles and successes of the disabled. (Fiction. 12+)"
At 17, Jean has lived in an able-bodied world, despite her limitations with cerebral palsy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2005

"A remarkable portrait of a woman who is proof that the disabled can live lives filled with purpose and pleasure."
Selected episodes from the life of "a tiny wheelchair woman with a certain amount of mouth," as disability rights activist Johnson describes herself. Read full book review >

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I AM A WITCH'S CAT by Harriet Muncaster
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"This heartwarming look at the close bond between mother and daughter stands out for its clever twist and stunningly detailed artwork. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A spunky girl who dresses up as a black cat is sure her mother is really a witch. Turn the pages to see if this is true. Read full book review >

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN, WITCH'S CAT! by Harriet Muncaster
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2015

"This offering is more of a snack than a satisfying treat; all readers will focus on are the meticulously created pictures full of fun things they can almost reach out and touch. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Muncaster follows up I Am a Witch's Cat (2014) with another mother-daughter tale. Read full book review >

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THE BIGGEST SMALLEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT by Harriet Muncaster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Clementine proves the adage about good things coming in small packages. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Over several years, a Thumbelina-sized girl receives gifts from Santa that are too large for her diminutive size. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Captioned portrait photographs of each contributor and, where possible, each ancestor, further strengthen connections between past and present, between reader and artist. (Picture book. 9-11)"
Rohmer reassembles part of the original cast of Just Like Me (1997, not reviewed) and adds new faces for this showcase. Read full book review >

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GROOVY BOB by Harriet Vyner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Spontaneous and emotive, this biography works like a Seurat painting, a welter of fast dabs that fuse into a mesmeric picture. (50 b&w photographs)"
In what amounts to an oral history of Groovy Bob by his friends, documentarian Vyner knits hundreds of interview snippets into an engaging portrait of the 1960s eminence. Read full book review >

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Harriet Ziefert
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The potential pleasure of reading is sacrificed to pure mechanics, making basal readers look like poetry. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ziefert and Bolam have collaborated on more felicitous projects than this clanky reworking of a familiar tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"This is not a comprehensive volume, but along with its long list of further reading, it has its place as supplementary material. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
``You Will Wonder How I Can Bear It'' is the title of one chapter in a book that attempts to account for the women who helped settle the West, but its scope often includes almost every manner of prejudice and suffering that occurs to any people during that place and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES, THE CONNOISSEUR CAT by Harriet Hahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 1991

"An iffy item for the cat fancier (depends on one's whimsy quotient), and a maybe (the fine-arts milieu is rather special) as a juvenile crossover."
Like the comics Garfield or Heathcliff, the silver cat James, in this excruciatingly whimsical tale of a brainy feline, is a cat only in (what we interpret as) giant ego and vanity. Read full book review >