Search Results: "Jan Elizabeth Watson"


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WHAT HAS BECOME OF YOU by Jan Elizabeth Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2014

"With a keen ear for the machinations of a teacher's mind, Watson (Asta in the Wings, 2009) deftly ratchets up the tension in this riveting game of cat and mouse."
Vera Lundy's had a little trouble letting go of her high school demons, so teaching 10th-grade English might not have been the wisest career choice. Read full book review >

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The Adventures of Piratess Tilly: Easter Island by Elizabeth Lorayne
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An eye-pleasing picture book that offers a winning mix of adventure, science, and poetry, with a strong heroine who invites readers to view the world as a place of natural wonder."
In this second installment of an ecologically based adventure series for children, a young naturalist and ship's captain sails to a remote island and discovers a threat to the local wildlife. Read full book review >

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The Adventures of Piratess Tilly by Elizabeth Lorayne

"Tells a thoughtful, eco-conscious story with a strong female lead, ideal for kids interested in poetry and adventure."
In this picture book, an adventurous girl and her crew of orphaned boys sail the high seas and intercept a band of pirates kidnapping tortoises. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Readers old or new are in for a fine treat; there really has been nothing in the history of science writing comparable to Watson's tell-all memoir."
The classic Double Helix (1968) is here again, this time annotated and illustrated and told in all the bold, brash, bumptious style that has become Watson's (Avoid Boring People and Other Lessons from a Life in Science, 2007, etc.) trademark in the intervening years. Read full book review >

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FIESTA! by Elizabeth Silverthorne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Glossary; calendar of fiestas; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Subtitled Mexico's Great Celebrations, a basic discussion— in pleasant if somewhat dry prose—of the three cultures that have influenced Mexican life and art and the many colorful holidays and feasts that have resulted from this unique mix. Read full book review >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THANKSGIVING AT OUR HOUSE by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"A welcome addition to Watson's attractive holiday books. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A family prepares for and celebrates a traditional Thanksgiving, with relatives, old and young, coming from near and far. Read full book review >

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TALKING TO ANGELS by Esther Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"A debut of uncommon, nearly perfect grace. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A book of beautiful mixed-media illustrations, with the look of children's scribbles: painted and repainted, scratched and drawn-over. Read full book review >

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FATHER FOX’S CHRISTMAS RHYMES by Clyde Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2003

"Like the bright flames in the foxes' hearth, this charming collection 'will toast the toes and warm the heart.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
The frisky fox family from the Watsons' beloved classic Father Fox's Pennyrhymes (1971) celebrates Christmas together in this beautifully designed tribute to an old-fashioned holiday season. Read full book review >

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STICK DOG DREAMS OF ICE CREAM by Tom Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"The single joke now in its fourth retelling is only for fans of the series…they may prefer squirrel watching to joining Stick Dog this time. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-10)"
Will Stick Dog and his buddies find a way to beat the heat? Read full book review >

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HOLLY’S CHRISTMAS EVE by Wendy Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Though the story is a simple one, the amusing characters, folksy narrative voice, and attractive illustrations combine into a satisfying, if unusual, Christmas Eve tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The ornaments on a glowing Christmas tree have a life and adventures of their own in this tale with a cheerful, retro feeling. Read full book review >