Search Results: "Helena Clare Pittman"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE PHIL'S DINER by Helena Clare Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 1998

"A charming reminiscence. (Picture book. 5-7)"
On a wintry Sunday morning, Ruthie and her papa set out to walk nine blocks through a snow storm to have breakfast at Uncle Phil's diner. Read full book review >

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SUNRISE by Helena Clare Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Enticing on many levels, this book offers an edifying blend of entertainment and instruction. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Effectively joining text and art, this book provides an abundance of repetition to reinforce the concept of numbers. Read full book review >

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STILL-LIFE STEW by Helena Clare Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"Of course, this ought to be paired with Lois Ehlert's Growing Vegetable Soup (1987) or her Eating the Alphabet (1989) for a story-hour vegetable course. (Picture book. 3-9)"
A book that begins and ends with vegetables, with an art lesson in between. Read full book review >

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THE SNOWMAN’S PATH by Helena Clare Pittman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Readers will wish they too lived along that alley. (Picture book. 8-10)"
An air of magical realism hangs about this childhood fantasy strongly echoed in Colón's combed, golden-toned winter scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELENA by Evelyn Waugh
Released: Oct. 16, 1950

"An intellectual invention which is not without its spiritual significance, this still does not subdue the occasional bright badinage, the wit which is a worldly one, although it will be the name that will carry this to its audience."
A retelling of the story of St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER CLARE by Marjorie Eccles
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Eccles (The Cuckoo's Child, 2011, etc.) swivels deftly between past and present, mystery and romance in her latest historical hybrid."
A garden renovation project turns into a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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CLARE BEATON'S GARDEN RHYMES by Clare Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"The small size and detail-oriented pictures suit this sweet fabric bonbon to one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
This diminutive board book of garden-themed nursery rhymes is illustrated with sewn fabric scenes. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND CLARE by Ralph G. Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Compelling, despite its flaws, with much scandalous detail. (Two 16-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
A dual biography of one of the ultimate ``power couples,'' which offers an abundance of juicy gossip leavened by some first- rate research and analysis. ``To the world,'' notes Martin (Golda, 1988; Charles & Diana, 1985, etc.), ``the Luces represented the peak of power, the ultimate American dream''—but, as he constantly stresses, beneath the glittering facade they endured a frequently miserable mismatch ``tarnished by constant competition, sharp cuts, and deep hurt.'' On the one hand there was the conscientious, shy, missionaries' son who co-founded (at 24) and remained the controlling force of Time Inc. Read full book review >

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CLARE AND FRANCIS by Guido Visconte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"While not for very young children, middle-graders will be able to grasp sanctity so clearly delineated. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The 13th-century Italian saints Francis and Clare of Assisi continue to inspire: Francis with his love for all creatures and Clare, who saw visions on her windows, as a possible patron saint of the Internet. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERS OF ST. HELENA by Brooks Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Gloriously imagined—though with a rather low narrative temperature—with its spooky, dramatic detail giving it a feverish intensity."
An exotic locale, its fabled history, and the latter years of dethroned Napoleon Bonaparte are the colorful core materials of this intriguing third outing from Hansen (after Perlman's Ordeal, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 6, 2012

"A chilling start gives way to a more predictable ending, but fans of the modern Gothic novel will enjoy filling up a few creepy hours."
Sarah Piper, a self-proclaimed modern woman living in London, finds herself living a ghost story in this post-World War I tale. Read full book review >