Search Results: "Joanna Yardley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BRACELET by Yoshiko Uchida
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The carefully researched watercolors, with their irregular edges, are like old pictures ripped from an album. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Emi, a young Japanese-American whose family leaves Berkeley to be interned at the beginning of WW II, receives a bracelet as a parting gift from her best friend, but it's lost on the first day at the camp. Read full book review >

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ELI’S NIGHT-LIGHT by Liz Rosenberg
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"Eli's independent investigation empowers him to sleep fearlessly, knowing he is able to find light whenever his world needs it—a powerful method of defusing the fear of the dark felt by many children. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rosenberg (Roots and Flowers, p. 421, etc.) and Yardley (Edna, 2000, etc.) present what happens when young Eli's night-light burns out. Read full book review >

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ON THE BUS WITH JOANNA COLE by Joanna Cole
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 20, 1996

"A book as appealing as any Cole has written, good for recreational readers and report-writers alike. (Autobiography. 10-13)"
A grand autobiography in the Creative Sparks series that is both accessible and entertaining. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 28, 1997

"Misfit adds a dark, factual foundation to Exley's one lasting book. (photos, not seen)"
The rise and fall of a one-book wonder, told by the Pulitzer Prizewinning Washington Post literary critic. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"An expert journalist compresses the culture class of nations into one palatable sports season."
A unique, engaging way to view the Americanization of China: through the introduction of an NBA coach to a professional Chinese basketball team. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1989

Leisurely paced and earnestly revealing, this proper, well-proportioned book memorializes the Yardleys, the author's own family, re-creating the family history by drawing on personal memory and the extensive contents of a file his parents kept for 50 years. Read full book review >

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PAINTING RUBY TUESDAY by Jane Yardley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A rather trivial tale—and probably too British to interest many American readers."
British headmaster's daughter stumbles upon a murder. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"Yardley is a bit too fond of playing the curmudgeon and of repeating favorite lines—such as his having spent half his life on certain stretches of I-95 in Delaware—but there's much fine writing here, and some surprises as well."
As much personal narrative as travelogue, Yardley's exploration of his native ground has many of the pleasures of Our Kind of People, his 1989 re-creation of his family history: a leisurely and formal prose style, an eye for telling detail, and a strong sense of how the past lurks beneath the surface of the present. Read full book review >

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DID YOU EVER SEE? by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Science books for the young can and should do better than this. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This new offering from the Tate Gallery's publishing arm asks simple questions about visual perception, challenging readers to make judgments about relationships between familiar objects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR BEAR by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"Katie might just as well have had this correspondence with her parrot. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Katie and the bear who lives under the stairs at her house start a correspondence. Read full book review >

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AMOS JELLYBEAN GETS IT RIGHT by Joanna Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

Amos Jellybean knows he's bright (his mum says so), but he still always seems to scramble the many instructions he's given: "So I . . . take my bed downstairs, put it on the table, sit down on my breakfast and eat my clothes." Read full book review >

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MAKE-BELIEVE TALES by Joanna Troughton
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An entertaining story that effectively represents the wisdom of the culture from which it comes. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
A frequent contributor to the useful ``Folk Tales of the World'' series retells a ``Law Tale'' concerning four animals who bet a rich traveler that they can tell a story the traveler won't believe, thereby providing a frame for a series of amusing tall tales. Read full book review >