Search Results: "Jane Louise Curry"


BOOK REVIEW

THE EGYPTIAN BOX by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A well-crafted, unusual, and entertaining voyage. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Tee is resentful, irritable, shy, self-conscious, contrary, and determined to be miserable. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE DICKENS! by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

During Charles Dickens's 1842 US journey, Cherry Dobbs, 11, overhears thieves planning to steal the manuscript of his latest book in order to print a pirated edition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Beautifully conceived and executed, this collection renews the old stories, giving them immediacy for contemporary readers. (Folklore. 9-12)"
An engaging collection of 27 authentic tales gathered from the various Algonquian nations, many of which no longer exist. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SMITH HOUSE HUSTLE by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"There's a richly individual supporting cast; the setting is carefully drawn; and, in true Curry style, the zippy plot, general good humor, and nail-biting suspense make this a real page-turner. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The saga from The Big Smith Snatch (1989) continues with a satisfying story that's sure to generate requests for the earlier book. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK CANARY by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Though some aspects of the story feel underdeveloped, Curry makes the life of another era convincingly real. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old biracial James (almost 13) travels 400 years back in time to Elizabethan London in this slow-to-start but ultimately steadily suspenseful historical fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Storytellers will value this resource and readers will savor the variety of clever tales. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Curry (The Egyptian Box, 2002, etc.) has once again produced a stellar collection of Native American tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WONDERFUL SKY BOAT by Jane Louise Curry
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Curry's voice is rhythmic and humorous, making these stories perfect to tell aloud, and readers will find this collection useful for its specificity. (Folklore. 8+)"
Tales from various Southeastern tribes are nicely retold in this collection of 28 stories of creation, caution, how, and why. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBIN HOOD IN THE GREENWOOD by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Curry expertly captures the tone of traditional versions in this vigorous, good-humored rendition. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction/folklore. 8-10)"
Continuing the tale begun in Robin Hood and His Merry Men (1994, not reviewed), Curry introduces Friar Tuck and Marian by having both of them battle Robin to a draw, sends the merry men out to trick and frustrate the Sheriff of Nottingham repeatedly, and brings Robin and the king (Richard, presumably, though he's never named) together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRISTMAS KNIGHT by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"For those who can overlook such idiosyncrasies: a fine first taste of knightly valor. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Retelling a story found in ``a fifteenth-century manuscript in the Advocates Library in Edinburgh,'' Curry shows her way with words: ``Good Sir Cleges housed the homeless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER DOOGIE by Peter Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

Farmer Doogie is a good and handy—and busy soul. Read full book review >