Search Results: "Jo Saxton"


BOOK REVIEW

SNAIL TRAIL by Jo Saxton
Kirkus Star
by Jo Saxton, illustrated by Jo Saxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A kid-friendly Snail's Note (with photo) depicts Matisse collaging in his wheelchair. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An affable snail tours fine-art masterpieces, inviting readers to discern which painting‘s based on him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK OF DRAGONS by Patricia Saxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2016

"Though flashy at first glance, barely a glimmer next to Dugald Steer's Dragonology (2003) or Graeme Base's Discovery of Dragons (1996). (Informational fantasy. 10-12)"
Scaly monsters preen, glower fiercely, and soar grandly in this introduction to dragon kind and care. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Vegetarians who refuse to eat any 'food with a face' are in deep trouble. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Even cleverer than the instantly classic How Are You Peeling? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAST FOOD by Saxton Freymann
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

Freymann's parade of inventively carved and combined fruits and veggies rolls on, this time demonstrating modes of travel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE AND DISTANT HILLS by Judith Saxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1994

From the author of First Love, Last Love (1993) and a number of other romances comes this oddly lackluster story of a young orphan set in the English countryside during the post-WW II period. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE SPECIAL by Judith Saxton
Released: July 1, 1995

"Anglophilic romance fanciers can lean back, soak, and enjoy."
Another treacle pudding featuring period flutterings of the heart from veteran romancer Saxton (The Blue and Distant Hills, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS ROYAL BREED by Judith Saxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 1992

"Just a sweet tea romance (in spite of the Nazis)—though Jersey is a fine place to visit, and the orchid watering and pottering may intrigue some."
From the author of All My Fortunes (1988) and A Family Affair, (1990), another decorously told tale about family partings and reunions set in violent times. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE by Judith Saxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"More than you ever wanted to know about dirigibles."
Four young Englishwomen join the WAAFS during WW II and volunteer to fly barrage balloons: huge anchored dirigibles sent up over military sites to hinder the flight of enemy aircraft. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAUGHT IN A RUNDOWN by Lisa Saxton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 1997

"A sprightly, undemanding debut that seems perfect for a two- hour TV pilot, complete with savory minor characters, great locations, and love conquering all."
Even though D.C. Diamonds star center-fielder, Russell Averick, is rolling in dough, his wife Jewel can't understand why he'd spend $15,000 for his latest bit of memorabilia—a baseball glove that once belonged, not to Hank Aaron or Josh Gibson, but to Two-Mile McLemore, who barnstormed in the Negro Leagues (if he even existed) for a bare year back in the 1930s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST LOVE, LAST LOVE by Judith Saxton
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

"Another homefront bubble-and-squeak romance—all warm, cozy, and soporific."
By the author of This Royal Breed (1991), and other English romances—which, like Christmas fruitcake, can have a traditional appeal but also a sodden poundage requiring slow consumption—a 1930-to-WW II novel set mainly in East Anglia and involving three diverse families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNOCK, KNOCK! by Saxton Freymann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"No collection should be without this gem. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Hot on the heels of the chicken from Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (2006) come 14 different superstar picture-book artists illustrating their favorite knock-knock joke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Fun, and useful—what child would not be encouraged to talk about being shy when there is a cantaloupe that admits to exactly the same thing? (Picture book. 4-9)"
Going produce shopping with Freymann and Elffers is more of a casting call than a trip to the supermarket, for they use fruits and vegetables to display a wide range of emotions. Read full book review >