Search Results: "Kimberly Newton Fusco"


BOOK REVIEW

BEHOLDING BEE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Not quite a flawless gem, but there are plenty of moments that sparkle. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Ever since her parents died, young Bee has had two protectors: Pauline, who runs the hot dog cart with her in Ellis' traveling show, and the old lady in the flappy hat, invisible to all but Bee. Read full book review >

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CHASING AUGUSTUS by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"God's bones! Magnificent. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Could Rosie's life be much worse? Read full book review >

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THE WONDER OF CHARLIE ANNE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2010

"Good humor, kindness and courage triumph in this warm, richly nuanced novel that cheers the heart like a song sweetly sung. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Charlie Anne makes use of her "most terrible mad look" with some frequency, but she's most furious about her papa's heading north from Massachusetts to build roads for Roosevelt's New Deal, abandoning family and farm to the joyless clutches of her late mother's cousin Mirabel. Read full book review >

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TENDING TO GRACE by Kimberly Newton Fusco
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2004

"Her struggles and emotions draw the reader into this quiet story that reaches a sad but hopeful conclusion. (Fiction. 12+)"
Narrator Cornelia, 14, makes a new life with her great-aunt when her mother heads for Las Vegas with "the boyfriend." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1995

"Thought-provoking in parts, abstruse in others."
In her first book, a performer and art critic offers a potpourri on cultural border-crossings. Read full book review >

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PARADISE SALVAGE by John Fusco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2002

"Predictable. Palatable. Straight to the multiplex."
Producer/screenwriter Fusco's fiction debut has many simpatico characters, some charming scenes, and an exhausting, overblown plot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

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BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STONECUTTER by Pam Newton
Released: Oct. 16, 1990

Like Grimm's fisherman's wife, when the stonecutter is miraculously transformed he yearns for more and more elevated positions; unlike her, his wishes take him full circle so that he ends as he began, but now content. Read full book review >