Search Results: "Janice Weaver"


BOOK REVIEW

DREAM WEAVER by Penina Keen Spinka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still waiting for Spinka's voice to grow up."
A reverse retelling of the epic that signaled Spinka's attempt to leap from YA to adult fiction (Picture Maker, 2001). Read full book review >

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UNCLE JANICE by Matt Burgess
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Is it possible that Burgess is doing for Queens what Junot Diaz is doing for New Jersey? No easy answer just yet, but this novel will make you wait for one to show up."
The multicultural stew pot that is contemporary Queens is served up steaming in this pungently uproarious novel about a frenzied young policewoman advancing her career one drug buy at a time. Read full book review >

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THE WEAVER by Thacher Hurd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 22, 2010

Where do dreams come from? Read full book review >

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DREAM-WEAVER by Louise Lawrence
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"The hasty and unexpected ending is a disappointment in an otherwise promising interstellar adventure. (Fiction. 9+)"
Lawrence (Keeper of the Universe, 1993, etc.) presents the story of wealthy space colonists fleeing an ecologically damaged Earth in droves for a chance to live on a virgin planet. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WEAVER by Madeline Lycka
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"A satisfying ending hindered by a difficult narrative journey."
Love and deceit rule in a shadowy kingdom populated by lesbian vampires who live on the fringes of society. Read full book review >

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DREAM WEAVER by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fascinating and fun spider facts cap off a rare effort where engaging text, distinct illustrations, and smart design jibe perfectly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Through the eyes of a curious child, readers observe the behavior of a single yellow spider and his world in a lyrical bedtime story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Overall, a solid-enough introduction to Houdini; good escapist reading that should lead to more. (source notes, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Ehrich Weiss was born in Budapest and died Harry Houdini in Detroit, having lived a rags-to-riches story that was inescapably magical. Read full book review >

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HUDSON by Janice Weaver
by Janice Weaver, illustrated by David Craig
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Craig's poignant illustrations evoke 17th-century style. (historic sites, suggested reading, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The complex story of explorer Henry Hudson, who, when remembered at all, is known more for his temper, favoritism and failed expeditions than anything else. Read full book review >

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DREAM WEAVER by Jane Yolen
Released: April 1, 1979

"And goodness knows there's little to delight in."
What hath Bettelheim wrought? Read full book review >

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SEAVER THE WEAVER by Paul Czajak
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"A salutary tribute to the benefits of thinking outside the orb. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A web designer of the eight-legged sort experiments with geometric shapes in the face of pressure from his many conformist sibs. Read full book review >

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THE VILLAGE BASKET WEAVER by Jonathan London
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"A thoughtful tale about the importance of keeping traditions alive. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the coastal village of Belize, a boy takes over the tradition of basket weaving when his beloved, infirm grandfather can no longer carry on. Read full book review >