Search Results: "Helen Sewell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BEARS ON HEMLOCK MOUNTAIN by Alice Dalgliesh
Released: July 21, 1952

"Her humans are pretty much stock figures but she has a nice feel for the Pennsylvania German decorative art quality."
Legend in the making in the form of a sort of regional folk tale with the kind of rhythm and repeat construction small children love. Read full book review >

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Bobby's Socks by Nathaniel Sewell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A harrowing, sad, but ultimately hopeful novel about a survivor's journey toward peace."
Debut novelist Sewell spins a tale of childhood sexual abuse and a quest for justice. Read full book review >

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RAW FAITH by Marilyn Sewell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A heartfelt, thoughtful and deeply honest memoir."
A moving memoir of love and faith from a 72-year-old Unitarian Universalist minister. Read full book review >

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BLACK BEAUTY by Anna Sewell
Released: Nov. 14, 1990

Never before has this favorite been so handsomely, and appropriately, illustrated. Read full book review >

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ICE TRAP by Kitty Sewell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Compelling fiction from a newcomer, but readers will find the settings—both in Wales and Canada—to be extremely bleak, and they'll wonder how someone as nasty as Sewell's overdrawn villain could manage to survive with so many enemies."
Sewell, the Swedish-born wife of a physician, pens a dark and intriguing first novel about a young doctor whose tragic mistake during a child's surgery leads him to run to a far corner of the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"Not weighty, but often witty."
Astonishingly frank and often funny disclosures about the author's sex life, with a serious underlying message about the actual differences between the libidos of women and men. Read full book review >

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LOVE-JACKED! by Bonnie Ashby Sewell
Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"A solid starting point for building a better divorce, but not a comprehensive resource."
In this slim debut, financial planner Sewell puts forth a new way of negotiating divorce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIPKIN OF PEPPER by Helen Cooper
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Cooper's Pumpkin Soup (1999) won the Kate Greenaway medal; this one's at least as charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cat, Squirrel and Duck, who live in a tea kettle-shaped house, are back to making their pumpkin soup when they discover they are out of salt—the only solution is to go into the city to buy more. Read full book review >

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IT'S MY BIRTHDAY by Helen Oxenbury
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The pencil and pale wash illustrations are also distinctive Oxenbury: amiable, affectionate, and like old pals by the end of the story. (Picture book. 2+)"
A sweet young epicene sets out to bake a birthday cake. Read full book review >

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THE CREATURE by Helen Bate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Curious and curiouser—and altogether a pleasure to experience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fuchsia-colored whatsit arrives to stay a year. Read full book review >

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WILLIAM & THE MISSING MASTERPIECE by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"As with Hancocks' memorable debut, Penguin in Peril (2014), this will not fail to both enchant and engage. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Lovers of art, runny cheese and cats will be drawn to this adventure featuring William, "international cat of mystery." Read full book review >

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PENGUIN IN PERIL by Helen Hancocks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"The penguin in peril prevails in this fresh and funny English import. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It is a truth universally acknowledged that cats in possession of a penguin must be in want of fish. Read full book review >