Search Results: "Jane Watson Hopping"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

For fans of the ``Pioneer Lady,'' another nostalgic collection (after The Country Mother's Cookbook, 1991) of country-style recipes (heavy in the sweets department), sentimental verse (by James Whitcomb Riley and the like), memories of simple pleasures and special celebrations from a Thirties childhood (with family anecdotes from further back), and old illustrations to match. Read full book review >

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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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THE MARKET LADY AND THE MANGO TREE by Pete Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"For both, a strong debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sitting solid and capable amid her produce, ``Market Lady'' schemes: she'll capture the mangoes on the tree above her before they fall to the ground—where by custom they would be fair prey for the eager children flocking around her stall. Read full book review >

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A Window on the Door by James Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A haunting and beautiful tale of friendship, forgiveness, and forgetting."
Two men—a wayward teenager and a weathered priest—share their demons in this debut novel. 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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Released: May 23, 1989

A generally engrossing study of Paolo Veronese's allegorical masterwork, "Wisdom and Strength," that traces the painting's peregrinations from its creation in 16th-century Venice to its current home in N.Y.C.'s Frick Museum. Read full book review >

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SEEKING MANSFIELD by Kate Watson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A commendable adaptation of a 200-year-old tale made fresh for a 21st-century audience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In a modern spin on Mansfield Park, Watson's debut blends Austen with a dash of Shakespeare, all in contemporary Chicago. Read full book review >

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THE FLIES OF MEMORY by Ian Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 1991

"Impressive, then, but far from easy and not entirely rewarding."
Episodic alien-visitation yarn, the expansion of a 1988 short story, from the talented, erratic British author of God's World, Chekhov's Journey, Whores of Babylon, etc. When insect-like alien ``Flies'' descend upon Earth, claiming to have come in order to ``remember'' the planet, body-language expert Charles Spark is brought in to decipher the alien's purposes. Read full book review >

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MAID MARIAN by Elsa Watson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2004

"Soporific debut."
Men in tights and the women who love them. Read full book review >