Search Results: "Jane Sutcliffe"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHITE HOUSE IS BURNING by Jane Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Elegant and illuminating. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A graceful narrative skillfully draws from primary sources to shed light on a key historic day. Read full book review >

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STONE GIANT by Jane Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, this is a handsome offering that helps youngsters understand both an artist's process and how this stunning statue became the enduring symbol of a city and its people. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Sutcliffe make a big impression with this eye-catching introduction to one of Western civilization's most iconic sculptures. Read full book review >

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WILL'S WORDS by Jane Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Still, even if what's done is done, there is absolutely no need to knit a brow or make short shrift of this well-tempered piece of work. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Sutcliffe presents an enjoyable, if slightly rocky, introductory reconnaissance into Shakespeare's wordplay. Read full book review >

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HOP ALONG BOO, TIME FOR BED by Mandy Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A snooze. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A lullaby sends Belle and her stuffed bunny, Boo, off to sleep. Read full book review >

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ZUBERT by Charlie Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"It's a playful, even psychedelic feast for the eyes, but don't get it for the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Attendees at a convention of extraterrestrials mingle with equally strange, large-headed children as young Zubert rides with his mother in her van to deliver flowers to the best hotels in London. Read full book review >

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THE WALL by William  Sutcliffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"The book might be effective in a classroom setting; it's likely to be confusing unmediated. (Fiction. 11-13)"
An Israeli settlement in the occupied territories forms the thinly disguised setting of a tale inappropriately introduced with an epigraph from the Gospels. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY by William  Sutcliffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A sweet, funny and refreshingly original look at generational conflict."
London-born author Sutcliffe (Bad Influence, 2004, etc.) takes a look at immature men and the mothers who love them. Read full book review >

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CONCENTR8 by William  Sutcliffe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"This thriller is bogged down by polemic and poor character development. (Dystopian thriller. 13-16)"
A near-future thriller about overprescription. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE HEXAGON by William  Sutcliffe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"One of the few books of which it can confidently be predicted: If your favorite characters haven't had it on yet, just wait a bit."
Sutcliffe (Are You Experienced?, 1999) follows a clutch of six Londoners through a hilariously geometric proliferation of sexual couplings. Read full book review >

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ATOM by Stephen C. Sutcliffe
Released: Feb. 28, 2002

"An ambitious but awkwardly executed thriller."
In Sutcliffe's debut novel, spoiled rich kids take nuclear Armageddon into their own hands. Read full book review >

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NIGHT RIDE TO NANNA’S by Jenny Koralek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And a promising debut for the illustrator. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Coziness is what this picture-book journey is all about: after supper and a quick wash, Amy puts on her pajamas and climbs into the car for the trip to Grandma's. Read full book review >