Search Results: "K.Y. Craft"


BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING BEAUTY by Mahlon Craft
adapted by Mahlon Craft, illustrated by K.Y. Craft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Simply elegant. (Folklore. 6-11)"
Illustrations as beautiful as Sleeping Beauty herself grace this traditional but sparse retelling of the 100-year enchantment of a princess who comes to be known as "Briar Rose." Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB by Marianna Mayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Capped by a merry party—and a scholarly source note—this makes a dazzling alternative or successor to Richard Jesse Watson's photorealistic 1989 version of the tale. (Picture book/folktale. 8-10)"
The creators of Pegasus (1998) and other lyrical renditions of ancient legends give the career of King Arthur's tiniest knight a sumptuous makeover. Read full book review >

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Inside Dumont by Michael Craft
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Ultimately a rollicking and engaging book about a tiny town, with a successful balance of intrigue, humor, and poignancy."
A delightful novel about a zany, lovable cast of characters and their goings-on in one tiny Wisconsin community. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS ENOUGH by L.K. Craft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 20, 2006

"A rewarding read."
An appealing 1960s coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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KING MIDAS AND THE GOLDEN TOUCH by Charlotte Craft
Released: April 1, 1999

"Enchanting in their own right, the illustrations summon the Middle Ages as a setting, and incorporate colors so lavish that when they are lost to the uniform gold spurred by King Midas's touch, the point of the story is further burnished. (Picture book. 7-9)"
PLB 0-688-13166-2 King Midas And The Golden Touch ($16.00; PLB $15.63; Apr.; 32 pp.; 0-688-13165-4; PLB 0-688-13166-2): The familiar tale of King Midas gets the golden touch in the hands of Craft and Craft (Cupid and Psyche, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRAVINSKY by Robert Craft
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"But for those with an already established interest in the diverse outpourings of a genius, nearly indispensable. (Illustrations.)"
A brilliant hodgepodge of pieces about the life and art of the 20th century's greatest composer, by his longtime associate and amanuensis. Read full book review >

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DESERT WINTER by Michael Craft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2003

"615, etc.)—so fragrant that they can only be marking time until the curtain's ready to fall."
Pink fluff, that gourmet treat concocted of Jell-O and Cool Whip, is the favorite snack of retired Palm Springs decorator Stewart Chaffee, but it's also an excellent description of theater director Claire Gray's second dalliance with murder—the murder of Stewart himself. Read full book review >

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BODY LANGUAGE by Michael Craft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"It's not just Mark, though, who's undergone a sea-change; his third outing is as stately and old-fashioned as a Gay Pride Agatha Christie."
Reporter Mark Manning never thought he'd leave his job at the Chicago Journal, but when he fails to win the prestigious Partridge Prize for his last big story (Eye Contact, 1998) and a legacy from his uncle Edwin Quatrain makes it possible for him to buy the Dumont Daily Register and move into the Quatrain family home two hours away, he jumps at the chance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESERT SUMMER by Michael Craft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2005

"Less mystery than romance, with time out for a wedding that Claire is a lot more interested in than any murder."
A lady of leisure takes a stiff drink sweetened with antifreeze; Claire Gray, Palm Springs' Desert Arts College teacher, investigates. Read full book review >

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BOY TOY by Michael Craft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2001

"The mystery, in fact, barely holds a candle to Craft's latest paean to gay life in the suburbs."
Life goes on in Dumont, Wisconsin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOT SPOT by Michael Craft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2002

"The best of Mark's six cases to date."
It's a bittersweet wedding for Chicago attorney Roxanne Exner, since although she dearly loves Carl Creighton, the Democratic Illinois deputy attorney general now running for lieutenant governor, she's still pining for both the highly inaccessible Wisconsin friends who are hosting the event and giving her away, Dumont Daily Register publisher Mark Manning and his life partner, architect Neil Waite. Read full book review >