Search Results: "Harriet Peck Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

ULAQ AND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS by Harriet Peck Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Taylor concludes with a scientific explanation of the northern lights and the sources she used. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ulaq, a winsome white arctic fox, wonders about the northern lights in this original tale woven of a variety of Eskimo and Native American motifs. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE STONE by Harriet Peck Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2000

Readers who enjoyed Peck's Ulaq and the Northern Lights (1998) will also enjoy this tale in which animals of the desert southwest discover Native American petroglyphs on the walls of a cave and recognize pictures of their own ancestors in the rock art. Read full book review >

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TWO DAYS IN MAY by Harriet Peck Taylor
Released: April 13, 1999

"Delicate watercolors emphasize the adorable over the wild, while also heightening the incongruity of the situation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Taylor's story of a deer family's unexpected appearance in an urban garden is hampered by its monotone delivery, but there is an easy imparting of information that ought to be in every child's environmental-awareness kit. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Explanatory note and source list appended. (Picture book/folklore. 6-8)"
As this Siksika (formerly known as Blackfoot) tale has it, when news that Bear has stolen the long-awaited chinook to keep warm, an orphan boy sets out with several animal friends to free it. Read full book review >

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BROTHER WOLF by Harriet Peck Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 19, 1996

"Anyone who has camped in raccoon country knows the accuracy of the critter's depiction as a prankster; details in the text, such as Raccoon's rolling on his back, show Taylor's knowledge of the animal kingdom and bring honesty to the tale. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The rippling hues of batik lend color and clarity to a child-friendly adaptation from Seneca folklore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1994

"Archival photos, etc.; further reading (annotated); index (not seen). (Biography. 11+)"
By the author of a fine Alcott biography (Louisa May [1991]), a perceptive portrait. Read full book review >

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PECK, PECK, PECK by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"From the sunny, see-through cover to the final bedtime snuggle, this day in the life of an overachiever (naughty by human standards) is sure to generate chortles and great interest. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The young woodpecker featured in this tale is a quick study: After one lesson from his daddy, he's ready to practice pecking on his own. Read full book review >

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GREGORY PECK by Lynn Haney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"A perspective-setting biography: gracious, but pulling no punches. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
The movie actor's career—and careerism—get generous scrutiny from a veteran pop biographer. Read full book review >

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DEFENDING TAYLOR by Miranda Kenneally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 5, 2016

"Read it for Taylor's journey but not for anything deeper. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When a Tennessee senator's daughter is expelled from her posh prep school, she faces challenges at her new, public high school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER TAYLOR by Hubert H. McAlexander
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Of use and interest to students of southern letters and postwar American fiction."
A workmanlike biography of the noted southern writer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1992

"A thorough and significant contribution to Civil War scholarship."
From rare-book dealer Parrish, an engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader. Read full book review >