Search Results: "Jude Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

ROY G. BIV by Jude Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Occasionally entertaining yet gimmicky book aimed at those with short attention spans."
In an artfully designed work, factoids and myths about color are brightly packaged in a format with eye-catching typographics. Read full book review >

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THE DOVE by Dianne Stewart
by Dianne Stewart, illustrated by Jude Daly
ANIMALS
Released: May 27, 1993

"An attractive import. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the South African province of Natal, when heavy rains and floods delay spring planting, Grandmother Maloko makes key rings and necklaces of beads. Read full book review >

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GIFT OF THE SUN by Dianne Stewart
FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1996

"Daly's atmospheric illustrations—a folk-art style that finds precision in the shape of seeds—capture the spare beauty of life in rural South Africa. (Picture book. 5+)"
The plainspoken tale of a rural South African who seeks to simplify his life by selling his encumbrances. Read full book review >

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SIVU’S SIX WISHES by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"His lack of self-understanding adds another thought-provoking element to a tale identified (by the author, at least—others have different ideas) as Taoist. (afterword) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Daly gives her version of the oft-retold "Stonecutter" a contemporary setting—dressing small figures in modern clothes and placing them as often as not against urban backdrops. Read full book review >

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FAIR, BROWN AND TREMBLING by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2000

"An interesting, although somewhat cold and flat retelling of the familiar story, this tale will perhaps be of more interest to students comparing versions of archetypal fairy tales than to the children for whom it is intended. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another version of the Cinderella story, this one based on a traditional Irish folktale. Read full book review >

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SIX BLIND MICE AND AN ELEPHANT by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"Sweet illustrations and an updated ending to an old fable allow the moral to come through without the conflicts of earlier versions. Lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a very hot day, an elephant wanders into a barn and has a nap. Excited to finally see an elephant up close, the farmer calls in his family, who call in neighbors to see the magnificent animal. Read full book review >

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MISSION TITANIC by Jude Watson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"More of the same. (Adventure. 10-12)"
A mysterious Outcast threatens to usurp Ian Kabra's place as the head of the world's most powerful family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"With Bijou's engaging tone, readers will learn how to listen to their intuition to successfully navigate through the life they're meant to have."
Marriage and family therapist Bijou demonstrates how to turn fear, anger and sadness into peace, love and joy. Read full book review >

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BYRON EASY by Jude Cook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2014

"Cook has smarts and observational talent to spare, but this novel needs characters nuanced enough to justify its length."
A hip, hard-luck Londoner hops aboard a train and ponders how his life derailed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIN CUP by Jude Deason

"Tight, competent poetry that precisely presents senses of place and self.
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Deason's brevity and staccato lineation make her debut book of poems a very attractive read. Read full book review >

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SCARLET NIGHTS by Jude Deveraux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"Bodice-ripping romance is coupled with all the suspense of a Scooby-Doo episode."
The third in bestselling Deveraux's Edilean series (Days of Gold, 2009, etc.) offers a dashing detective, a spunky heroine and a town with old secrets. Read full book review >

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SWEET LIAR by Jude Deveraux
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Super-dumb and super-tedious. (Literary Guild Triple Selection for October)"
Huge-selling historical-romancer Deveraux (The Duchess, A Knight in Shining Armor, etc.) moves from 19th-century Scotland to present-day Manhattan for this valentine to conspicuous consumption—here, starring a self-righteous heroine with the inchoate inconstancy of a hormone-addled 12-year-old. Read full book review >