Search Results: "June Crebbin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIN RIDE by June Crebbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The chunky shapes of the impressionistic countryside appear in bright chalk pastels; these and the warmly effective finale do hold appeal, but this is a fairly mild trip. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A contemporary looking little girl and her mother climb aboard what looks like a blocky toy train pulled by a steam engine. Read full book review >

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COWS IN THE KITCHEN by June Crebbin
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Zany animal antics fill McEwan's illustrations to bursting; the twist is that the next time Tom Farmer falls asleep the animals tiptoe up to him before they raise a ruckus all over again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Livestock's great out on the range, but when there are cows in the kitchen, sheep on the sofa, and hens on the hatstand, Crebbin warns, look out. Read full book review >

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HORSE TALES by June Crebbin
Kirkus Star
edited by June Crebbin, illustrated by Inga Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A blue-ribbon winner. (Anthology. 8-14)"
A fine gallop through a field full of horses takes readers from the feisty orange pony of the first story, past an Indian mud pony, Bucephalus, Black Beauty, Misty's forebears, a grey Welsh, a unicorn and a Medieval palfrey. Read full book review >

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FLY BY NIGHT by June Crebbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

Little Blink sleeps by day, then waits at night for Mother Owl to come home. Read full book review >

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FAMILIAR ACTS by June Barraclough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 22, 1994

"Their romance, too dependent on ridiculous intrigue, is unconvincing, and in the end, the book is just as statically beholden to genre conventions as Hester's father is to Victorian ones."
Barraclough (Kindred Spirits, 1989, etc.) makes a big deal of a morass of lies and sexual misalliances beneath the strictly moralistic faáade of a Victorian English family. Read full book review >

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MISSING WOMEN AND OTHERS by June Spence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 1998

"A promising debut."
A first collection from the winner of the 1995 Willa Cather Fiction contest: 15 stories, some having appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Seventeen, and The Oxford Review, by a southern writer who excels at charting the minor victories that briefly relieve dreary lives. Read full book review >

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Released: June 6, 1998

"A chatty memorial with too much verbiage. (9 illustrations)"
A seasoned curator and historian of Shakeriana (By Shaker Hands, 1975) here fondly remembers her summerlong stay, 26 years ago, at Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire, then a living religious community. Read full book review >

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"An attractive, if flawed, board book that may still spark parental creativity."
In this debut guide for millennial dads, a young father shares creative doodles about his path toward parenthood. Read full book review >

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HOLMES AND WATSON by June Thomson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Mere fans will be exasperated, bemused, or simply baffled by the minutiae."
Thomson, author of 18 crime novels and three collections of her own Sherlock Holmes pastiches, delves into the Conan Doyle canon with a nitpicker's zeal to document the speculative roots of Holmes's misogyny (a cold, aloof mother), his scientific methods (reading chemistry at Oxford), and his mercurial temperament (a French grandmother and cocaine-induced mania and lethargy). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Moving, inspiring at best; mildly informative but too often sketchy."
Essays by the activist poet (Civil Wars, 1981, etc.) that offer moments of insight or interpretation but are best for fellow progressives. Read full book review >