Search Results: "Joan Paley"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE MORE RIVER by Joan Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Its graphics and design are clear and joyous, and lends itself to a group reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This traditional spiritual is the basis of a new counting book with bright, happy collages of animals entering Noah's ark. Read full book review >

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MOON GLOWING by Elizabeth Partridge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Lovely. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A spare text describes the onset of winter as four animals of the forest make preparations. Read full book review >

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BABY SEA OTTER by Betty Tatham
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Beautiful art and solid facts for animal lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A fact book about otters, this is made more readable by its focus on one mother and her baby. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THAT SOUND, WOOLLY BEAR? by Philemon Sturges
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"A solid introduction to a few members of the intriguing world of insects. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
With a caterpillar in the title role and newcomer Paley's collage illustrations, this book inspires inevitable comparisons to Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read full book review >

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STAR OF THE SEA by Janet Halfmann
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"This combines with the lack of scientific vocabulary to keep this from being a solid resource, but it could serve to spark further interest. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
An introduction to the ochre sea star, a Pacific coast variety. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR LAYS AN EGG by Brenda Z. Guiberson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Although The Emperor's Egg, by Martin Jenkins (1999), covers similar territory, school and public libraries will find this title useful for elementary school science reports, and nature lovers will love the pictures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Pity the poor papa penguin as he perseveres in protecting his precious progeny. Read full book review >

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LITTLE WHITE DUCK by Walt Whippo
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"Bravo. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This favorite song, written in the 1950s, has been a kid-pleaser for generations, thanks to such song stylists as Danny Kaye, Burl Ives, and more recently, Raffi. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"A harsh but ultimately heartwarming story about moving forward after trauma and loss by making space for new loved ones and new possibilities. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Paley offers a first-person, present-tense account of a puppy's journey through Hurricane Katrina, based on a true story. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The few examples of Paley's didacticism on behalf of the causes she espouses may be overlooked in favor of her more general instruction by poetic example."
While this volume of Paley's poetry contains new, unpublished work, it might well be termed a retrospective insofar as it traces the writer's poetic career through four previous collections, the first from back in 1985, with poems of even earlier vintage included. Read full book review >

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JUST AS I THOUGHT by Grace Paley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1998

"A book to be dipped into repeatedly, if not read cover-to-cover, but a fine companion to Paley's memorable fictions."
The inimitable Paley has already given us her Collected Stories (1994); now we get a collection of nonfiction, drawn from the past 30 years. Read full book review >

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HUGE by Sasha Paley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2007

"Appalling and simplistic. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A clichéd, moralistic tale of lessons learned at fat camp. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF THE PENIS by Maggie Paley
NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1999

"Spirited, filled with fact and some fancy, emphasizing the penis's power to drive male behavior but designed to make both women and men more comfortable with the dreaded word—and perhaps even the actuality—penis."