Search Results: "Jill Bialosky"


BOOK REVIEW

HOUSE UNDER SNOW by Jill Bialosky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Soap opera, but a pretty good one, with a feel for the era (the '70s), and a nicely satisfying end."
A debut novel by poet Bialosky (Wanting a Child, 1998) about a young woman's attempt to come to terms with her unhappy childhood. Read full book review >

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THE PRIZE by Jill Bialosky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Like Edward feels upon discovering a transcendent piece of art, this book finds that little opening at the edge of your soul and seeps in."
A respected New York art dealer feels his reputation and the ideals he's lived by falling out of his grasp in this novel by celebrated poet and memoirist Bialosky (The Players, 2015, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE LIFE ROOM by Jill Bialosky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Fails to satisfy."
From Bialosky (House Under Snow, 2002, etc.), an introspective novel about a middle-aged woman's dilemma of love and responsibility. Read full book review >

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POETRY WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Jill Bialosky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An emotional, sometimes-wrenching account of how lines of poetry can be lifelines."
A celebrated poet, novelist, memoirist, and editor returns with an account of a life lived to the music of poetry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"For those in prime parenting years who have faced such trials, these are voices of comfort and wonder."
Yet another well-crafted single-subject essay collection, this one about the difficulties of becoming parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

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MR. LARGE IN CHARGE by Jill Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The story's telling and its pictures are funny, even if the premise isn't particularly new. (Picture book. 4-7)"
We have heard this particular song before—Mom needs a day in bed and Dad cheerfully takes over, with disastrous results. Read full book review >

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BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

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I’M NOT A BABY by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2006

"Incongruous pairings in the comic gouache illustrations (a wood-fired stove, candlestick-style telephone and gas-lit chandelier cohabit with a laptop computer, electric light bulb and crimson high-top sneakers) remind us that this is nothing new. (Picture book. 4-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

MESS PETS by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Both kids and parents on opposite sides of the clean-your-room divide will enjoy the busy details of Mess World. (Picture book. 4-8)"
McElmurry (The Kettles Get New Clothes, p. 952, etc.) explores the fertile territory of the messes to be found in juvenile bedrooms, as well as the psychologically messy province of competitive siblings. Read full book review >

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JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A smart, pocket-sized delight that artfully engages the funny bone."
A New York City-based author, mother of three and cancer survivor delivers an outspoken mix of sass and sensibility. Read full book review >