Search Results: "Kristine O'Connell George"


BOOK REVIEW

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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TOASTING MARSHMALLOWS by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2001

"Altogether, an engaging trip. (Poetry. 7-10)"
George deftly describes the satisfying sequence of familiar events in a summer camping experience in this collection of 30 related poems perfectly paired once again with Kiesler's inviting oil paintings (The Great Frog Race and Other Poems, 1998, etc.). 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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HUMMINGBIRD NEST by Kristine O'Connell George
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"A smooth, easy-reading glimpse into the natural world, with a metaphorical human level that George doesn't acknowledge, but thoughtful readers will spot. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
Paired to pale, delicately brushed close-ups done with Moser's trademark realism, George's simple poetic observations follow a mother hummingbird as she builds her nest—"Even after days of work / she's still fussing, tucking— / feathers, cobwebs, a tuft / of silky grass"—lays two tiny eggs, then rears her nestlings until they take their own tentative flights. Read full book review >

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BOOK! by Kristine O'Connell George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A treat that will have everyone who hears it enjoying his or her own books just a little bit more, as well as inspiring the newbies. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A flat and square gift yielding a brand-new book turns out to be all the entertainment that one young boy needs for a full day of fun. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

IF THIS IS HOME by Kristine Scarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Trials and tragedy with a happy ending for nearly all, a comfort read for teens. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jayce has coped with too much adult responsibility, with her mom raising the 16-year-old and her 4-year-old sister alone, barely scraping by. Read full book review >