Search Results: "Karen Saunders"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY BADGER'S WONDERFUL NIGHT by Karen  Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

Saunders makes her debut with a tender story about how Papa Badger helps Baby Badger get over his fear of the dark. Read full book review >

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OLIVE MARSHMALLOW by Katie Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Well-done new sibling books are always welcome, and this one is as cozy as being swaddled. (Picture book.2-4)"
Another new-baby story joins the cribfull of titles told from the big-sibling angle. Read full book review >

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SNOWTIME by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 30, 1991

"The slight story lacks structure, but the energetically composed paintings of the ducks in the snow are vibrant and amusing. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Dibble and Dabble, introduced in an eponymously titled book (1990), return in a second simple story. Read full book review >

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FIVE CHILDREN ON THE WESTERN FRONT by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Readers familiar with the classic will probably be dissatisfied with this vision of it; readers unfamiliar with it will be mystified. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Six characters from a classic work of light British fantasy are resurrected, then two of them are sent to the trenches of World War I. Read full book review >

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IN PERSUASION NATION by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Many readers will be glad that they don't live in Persuasion Nation, though the most perceptive will recognize that we already do."
Within this series of thematically linked stories, consumerism goes haywire in a country and era somewhat like our own. Read full book review >

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PASTORALIA by George Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2000

"Being inside the teeming heads of these folks is amusing and enlightening. So accurately are they rendered, in all their flawed glory, that they appear not only perfectly human but familiar."
The freakish, cowed characters filling Saunders's acclaimed debut, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1995), have spawned a new crop of unhappy, scabrously comic campers in these six stories, as the struggle among them to be happy and do the right thing continues. Read full book review >

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BACHELOR BOYS by Kate Saunders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"London lovers and happy families unite in this satisfying and touching work."
Engaging, witty fare, Saunders's novel of matchmaking gone awry (think modern-day Emma) is smart fiction masquerading as a light summer read. Read full book review >

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BRAVE JACK by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1993

"The simple plot, with language nicely varied in the repeated warnings, makes for a novel and suspenseful way to review some barnyard friends—who are especially welcome as depicted in the splendidly evocative, beautifully crafted art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Jack, the lithe brown wild rabbit who hops alertly through Dave Saunders's handsome paintings, has big plans for a feast in the cabbage patch. Read full book review >

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STORM'S COMING by Dave Saunders
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Like Bambi in miniature; it should enchant any kid who's ever been caught in the rain. (Fiction/Picture book. 1-6)"
As a thunderstorm looms on the horizon, several woodland creatures—two squirrels, a fox, a badger, several rabbits, a mouse, and an owl—scamper for shelter. Read full book review >

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KAREN ENGLISH
by Megan Labrise

The inspiration for Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Karen English’s latest middle grade novel all comes down to one unforgettable quote.

“We had a housekeeper,” says English, who was born in 1954 and grew up in Los Angeles, “and she pulled me aside one day, when I was about nine, and told me that, if I ever went ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE CURSE OF THE CHOCOLATE PHOENIX by Kate Saunders
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"It's official: more magical chocolate equals even more perceptive and magical fun for all. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Magical 11-year-old twins Lily and Oz Spoffard must stop an evil witch from the malicious use of time-traveling chocolate and talking animals in this sequel to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop (2013).Read full book review >