Search Results: "Kristine O'Connell George"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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LITTLE DOG POEMS by Kristine O'Connell George
Released: March 22, 1999

"A charming glimpse of life with a small dog, and its small but satisfying pleasures. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
These agreeable poems from George (Old Elm Speaks, 1998, etc.) chronicle a day in the life of a little dog doing little dog things. Read full book review >

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OLD ELM SPEAKS by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A lovely, often luminous, collection. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
In a paean to trees, George and Kiesler follow up on The Great Frog Race and Other Poems (1997), with a similar specialized collection of nature poetry, loosely organized around the four seasons. Read full book review >

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A YEAR FOR KRISTINE by Bruce Lucas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2012

"Engaging teen turmoil that only rarely slips into cliché."
Lucas' novel, Part 1 in a three-part series, tells of a young woman's coming-of-age in the 1960s. Read full book review >

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FOLD ME A POEM by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

Accurately rendered origami animals and other models made from an array of brilliantly patterned papers parade across a young folder's table and around a thematic set of short, pithy poems: "Folding a snake? / Need advice? / Be precissssssse." Read full book review >

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UP! by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2005

"George's bubbly tale is just the right thing to capture a bustling toddler's attention. (Picture book. 2-4)"
George deftly captures the frenetic life that is toddlerhood in this sprightly outing designed primarily as a concept tale to convey the notion of "up." Read full book review >

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SWIMMING UPSTREAM by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"Illustrations not seen. (Poetry. 10-12)"
In simply worded verse, George (Little Dog and Duncan, not reviewed, etc.) writes of lockers and lunches, new friends and typical experiences, as she tracks a child's first year of middle school. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT FROG RACE by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 1997

"The oil illustrations are heavy and sometimes dark, with rather awkward humans and large animals but clearly modeled insects, frogs, and birds. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
George's first book features small poems about country living, with a spirited introduction by the late Myra Cohn Livingston (B Is for Baby, 1996, etc.), who has presided over better collections as poet and anthologist. Read full book review >