Search Results: "Julia Van Nutt"


BOOK REVIEW

A COBTOWN CHRISTMAS by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A generous slice of Americana. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A nostalgic look at an time gone by, this winsome Christmas tale is suffused with warmth and glad tidings. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER IN THE SHADOWS by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lengthy text makes this a fun story that works as a read-aloud for younger children and which older children will enjoy reading themselves. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lucky Hart, ten, lives in the fictional 19th-century town of Cobtown, a village peopled with colorful characters. Read full book review >

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SKYROCKETS AND SNICKERDOODLES by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

"Earnest in its silliness, but ho-hum and way too much reading. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The ever-so-slight Cobtown series (The Monster in the Shadows, 2000, etc.) arrives at the Fourth of July, and baseball, without much energy behind it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT OF A TRAVELER by Wendy Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Van Nutt's illustrations serve as folkloric decorations for a warm and brilliant tale, like a Yuletide fire stoked with memories of lost Christmases. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A bright debut—Matthews shows a rare command of the story-within-a-story format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUNIOR THUNDER LORD by Laurence Yep
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"Van Nutt's wild paintings, breathless compositions that bring an alien landscape to life, give a welcome sense of humor to this moral tale. (Folklore/Picture book. All ages)"
A three-year drought is upon the land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND JANE EYRE by Stewart Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Still, this is a creative approach to biography, certain to encourage readers to take longer looks at Charlotte Brontâ's novels and her life. (chronology, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Ross (Shakespeare and Macbeth, 1994) takes a look at Charlotte Brontâ's life and how it influenced the writing of Jane Eyre, hoping to inspire readers to tackle that novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY’S LIGHT by Robert Nutt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Sweet, with lovely artwork. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Nutt's debut, a magical encounter with fireflies helps a young girl overcome her fear of nighttime shadows. Read full book review >

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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING NICOLE by Amy Ellis Nutt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A timely, significant examination of the distinction between sexual affinity and sexual identity."
How a politically conservative middle-class family defended their transgender daughter against bigotry and won a groundbreaking legal victory affirming gender identity. Read full book review >

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TWO WORLDS COLLIDED by Karen Michelle Nutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"Time travel and late-1990s rock add a twist to a standard good-woman/bad-boy romance."
A woman travels back in time to prevent a self-destructive rock star from committing suicide in Nutt's (Stake and Dust, 2015, etc.) romance.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"A mind-bending and inspiring book."
The fascinating story of how a chiropractor, after suffering a massive brain injury, became an acclaimed artist with an entirely new outlook on life. Read full book review >