Search Results: "Jill Tomlinson"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT WHO WANTED TO GO HOME by Jill Tomlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Brush strokes on the canvas background of the soft-edged illustrations add texture to the gentle, sweet quality, while the action scenes humorously depict Suzy's encounters, but overall they lack the buoyancy of Mary Calhoun's Hot-Air Henry (1981). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Suzy, a little striped cat, lives with a fisherman and his four sons in France. Read full book review >

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THE OWL WHO WAS AFRAID OF THE DARK by Jill Tomlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Parents and children are likely to overlook some pedestrian moments in the story for the overall reassurance it may bring. (Picture book. 4-7)"
New color illustrations introduce an English classic about a small barn owl—unfortunately and inexplicably named "Plop"—who learns to love the dark. Read full book review >

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AURELIE by Heather Tomlinson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Vivid descriptions and intricate plot twists convey that most traditional element of all faerie stories—the misunderstandings between humans and the Fae despite the best intentions. (Fantasy. YA)"
Princess Aurelie and her two closest friends, Garin and Netta, grew up playing with Loic, a river drac, and have the gift of being able to see the Fae, on the condition that no one should ever know. Read full book review >

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THE SWAN MAIDEN by Heather Tomlinson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Seekers of nitty-gritty magical details should look elsewhere, but the atmosphere and gratifying last chapter will please fans of romance and ambience. (Fantasy. YA)"
Doucette, a meek and envious youngest sister, progresses from sour to distant trying to find herself. Read full book review >

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RIDING THE WAVES by Theresa Tomlinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"A rich story, embellished with strong sentiment, genuine-sounding voices, and the pleasure of personal goals reached. (Fiction. 11-14)"
The author of the well-received Summer Witches (1991) offers another complex, satisfying intergenerational relationship. Read full book review >

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TOADS AND DIAMONDS by Heather Tomlinson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 1, 2010

"An author's note contextualizes the telling. (Fairy tale. 12-16)"
Charles Perrault published the tale in 1695, and Robert D. San Souci and Jerry Pinkney brought it to the American South in The Talking Eggs (1988). Read full book review >

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THINGS KEPT, THINGS LEFT BEHIND by Jim Tomlinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A wonderful collection notable for its clean prose and tone of quiet, stubborn dignity."
Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award, this well-worked debut collection of 11 stories delineates life's wrenching milestones: divorce, moving, the death of a parent. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2014

"Cleareyed and courageously revealing."
A foreign correspondent examines the intertwining histories of two Tomlinson families—one white, the other black—who shared a common past spent on a Texas slave plantation. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE OF THE SNAKE LADY by Theresa Tomlinson
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Teen readers hoping for any insight into the mythology of Ancient Greece will be disappointed. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Myrina, heroine of Tomlinson's The Moon Riders (2006), is back in another tale set in ancient times. Read full book review >

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THE MOON RIDERS by Theresa Tomlinson
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"While not an epic comparable to Homer's works, the tale of Amazon women and the Trojan War is fast-paced and well-constructed and will have a sequel. (Fiction. 12+)"
Tomlinson, a Carnegie Medal-finalist, offers the story of Myrina, a young girl who joins a band of warrior wise women known as the Moon Riders. Read full book review >

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CHILD OF THE MAY by Theresa Tomlinson
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Tomlinson's language creates a powerful mood; readers will hope for more news of Magda, with her courage, strength, and skills. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Revisiting the scene of The Forestwife (1995), Tomlinson continues to recast the Robin Hood legend from the perspectives of strong women who play major roles in the action. Read full book review >

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SENDERO by Max Tomlinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2011

"Elaborate and robust; a prime example of history and histrionics juggled with equal precision."
Tomlinson's princely, epic debut spans decades in a Peruvian family's separation and reunion amid political unrest and terrorist atrocities. Read full book review >