Search Results: "Heather Forest"


BOOK REVIEW

WISDOM TALES FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Heather Forest
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

As a companion to Wonder Tales from Around the World (1995, not reviewed), this is Forest's recasting of 50 fables, myths, anecdotes, and parables, all inviting readers to enjoy them as stories while picking out their barely concealed kernels of wisdom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONTEST BETWEEN THE SUN AND THE WIND by Heather Forest
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Dedicated 'to Peace Makers everywhere,' this fresh rendition will please young eyes and ears; consider it as an alternative to the older versions illustrated by Bernadette Watts (1992), Tomie DePaola (1995) or Bee Willey (2000). (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
Forest preserves the basic plot of this brief Aesopian chestnut, but recasts the language into typically buoyant, often-rhymed cadences that highlight the Wind's brutality and the Sun's gentleness. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE RED HEN by Heather Forest
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Everyone. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Most rhyming retellings of traditional stories miss the mark and lose the original charm, but not in this case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERS by Heather Forest
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Stick with Joan Rothenberg's more developed version, Yettele's Feathers (1995). (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
Drawn from her Wisdom Tales from Around the World (1996), this musical but sketchy rendition of an Eastern European tale—in which a Rabbi shows an insufficiently repentant gossip the error of her ways by instructing her to cut open his pillow and then gather back all its feathers—gets a confusing and amateurish set of illustrations from Cutchin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLACK WITCH by Laurie Forest
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 2, 2017

"A massive page-turner that leaves readers longing for more. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Transported from her sheltered village life to join the diverse, magical student body at Verpax University, Elloren Gardner's comfortable sense of history is challenged by living and learning alongside Elves, shape-shifting Lupines, and even feared, demonic Icarals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON LADY by Stephen Forest
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Archly, if not absurdly, implausible, with an excess of cumbersome dialogue and tedious allusions to Melville, Nietzsche, and contemporary clothing designers."
An assassination tale that, when it isn't moping about failed marriages, grapples with the gender paradox that turns nurturing women into vicious killers. Read full book review >

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"Sad, true and beautiful."
A pitch-perfect exploration of grief and a compelling story about the ghosts-real and figurative-that haunt us in the wake of love and loss. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME COULD WRITE A BAD ROMANCE
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

Cover Story: I Want Your Ugly, I Want Your Disease
BFF Charm: Oda Mae Brown
Swoonworthy Scale:
 A Wary 7
Talky Talk: Goodbye to You
Bonus Factors:
 Best Friends, Theatre, Shades of Gray
Relationship Status: I'll Be There for You

Trigger Warnings: Dating Violence, Suicide Attempt

Cover Story: I Want Your ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DEPARTURE TIME by Truus Matti
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Initially perplexing and surreal, the narrative's juxtaposition of fantasy and reality eventually blends beautifully in the convincing conclusion. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
In this debut novel, two seemingly unrelated stories merge into a poignant journey from anger to acceptance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGERS AMONG US by Susan  Forest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2016

"There are several excellent stories here—and they'd be stronger if divorced from the burden of living up to the anthology's theme."
An anthology of speculative fiction through the lens of mental illness—stories of people whose mental quirks make them "outcasts and underdogs," edited by Forest (Immunity to Strange Tales, 2012) and Law (Sword and Sorceress X, 1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOMP! by Heather Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A playful, toothsome choice. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Animals chew their way into view. Read full book review >