Search Results: "Helen V. Griffith"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW MANY CANDLES? by Helen V. Griffith
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"This is a delightful exploration of dry humor and number-juggling, accompanied by some elegantly funny artwork. (Picture book. 5-7)"
PLB 0-688-16259-2 Time is relative, as Griffith's pleasingly droll story makes clear, especially when a cat, a dog, a turtle, and a couple gnats get together to compare longevity. Read full book review >

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COUGAR by Helen V. Griffith
Released: May 27, 1999

"In the satisfying ending, as Nickel becomes part of a loving family and comes to understand himself a little better, readers won't fail to be moved. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Just as Nickel, his aunt Starla, and her husband, Joe, turn into the farm road that leads to Joe's parents' house, the boy is astonished to see a magnificent black horse dash in front of their car, narrowly avoiding being hit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"If you're charge of read-tos or are just seeking a good read and you missed this duo before, run—do not walk—to your bookseller or library and get to know Grandaddy and Janetta. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The surpassing good news here is that three of Griffith's four estimable chapter books about Janetta and her Grandaddy (Grandaddy's Stars, 1995, etc.) are again available to delight "readers" who are read-to, young readers themselves, and more than a few older readers. Read full book review >

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GRANDADDY AND JANETTA by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 1993

"Stevenson's delicately adroit lines and soft colors nicely enhance the quiet mood and gentle wit. (Young reader/Picture book. 5-9)"
In a six-chapter companion to Georgia Music (1986) and Grandaddy's Place (1987), Janetta returns to her grandfather's Georgia cabin after a year back in Baltimore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOONLIGHT by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Soothing for sleepy-time; as soft as butter. (Picture book. 0-5)"
A sleepy rabbit hops to his burrow just before the moon appears to cast its light on trees, mountains and streams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM MEADOW by Helen V. Griffith
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Though the book teeters dangerously close to clichÇ, children upset by an approaching death will find the tender reassurance here consoling. (Picture Book. 5-8)"
A simple depiction of a woman and her dog going gently into that good night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR HABITAT by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

Dinosaurs break out of their terrarium confines, taking two brothers for a wild ride, in this junior Jurassic Park from Griffith (Dream Meadow, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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DOLL TROUBLE by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Smooth, satisfying fantasy. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Having a favorite doll come to life—what a rich, delicious fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

'MINE WILL,' SAID JOHN by Helen V. Griffith
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1992

"Griffith's concise narration is briskly humorous, while Smith's realistically painted figures, silhouetted on a clean white ground, have a lively appeal that recalls Ted Rand's illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
John wants a puppy; his parents hope he'll settle for something quieter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STAY by Nicola Griffith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 2002

"Powered by grief and righteous rage, Aud succeeds in all these tasks and more—far more than some readers will want—in a darkly revealing, furiously entertaining adventure."
Ex-Atlanta cop Aud Torvingen's friend Dornan owns a profitable string of cafés, but he can't keep his hands on his fiancée. Read full book review >