Search Results: "Laura Dronzek"


BOOK REVIEW

LAURA by Larry Watson
Released: June 1, 2000

"A finely wrought, if emotionally cool, tale of enduring passion."
The story of a man's long obsession with a beautiful woman poet, the latest from award-winning novelist Watson (White Crosses, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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LAURA by Hilary Norman
Released: Sept. 19, 1994

"Shallow escapism for the romance-starved. (First serial to Good Housekeeping; Literary Guild selection)"
A Cinderella story of a woman educated in the school of hard knocks, by pulp veteran Norman (Spellbound, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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RABBIT’S GIFT by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A low-key but lovely winter tale. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Shannon takes an ancient folktale and shapes it into quite a nice little winter story. Read full book review >

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IN THE MIDDLE OF FALL by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A touching portrait of the fall season from two superb artists. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Author-illustrator duo Henkes and Dronzek extol the quiet splendors of autumn in this lyrical, exquisite complement to their previous seasonal outing, When Spring Comes (2016). Read full book review >

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WHITE IS FOR BLUEBERRY by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

For children ready to step past the primal "apples are red, leaves are green" stage of color coding, Shannon and Dronzek offer helping hands: "PINK is for crow . . . [turn the page] when it has just hatched from its egg. Read full book review >

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IT IS NIGHT by Phyllis Rowand
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Fresh illustrations give luminous new life to this reissue of a bedtime story originally published in 1953. (Picture book. 2-5)"
What could be more pleasant than a cozy circle of smiling animals on a starlit night? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIPPY-TOE CHICK, GO! by George Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Great for group sharing and participation story hour. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The usual favorite breakfast consisting of "sweet itty-bitty beans and potato bugs" awaits Hen and her three chicks in the garden, guarded this morning by a grumpy and growling dog tied to the tree. Read full book review >

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WHEN SPRING COMES by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Henkes and Dronzek make waiting almost as much fun—if not more so—than the payoff. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Caldecott Medalist and Newbery honoree Henkes hands over the paintbrush for this ode to spring. Read full book review >

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BIRDS by Kevin Henkes
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Spare language enhances the story's quiet essence; the girl's musings change abruptly, with a child's mercurial speed, resulting in a grounded offering that begins to fly but doesn't fully soar. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A precocious girl's reverie begins when the birds' morning songs drift through her window. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING LAURA by Kay Hooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Despite the adult sex and good surprise ending: a treacly adolescent affair, just a few steps beyond paper dolls and Barbie."
Hooper's latest paranormal romance (After Caroline, 1996, etc.) tackles reincarnation in a modern southern gothic mode, with lots of coupling in the gazebo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 29, 1996

"A list of museums and newsletters is appended. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
The subtitle tells it all; the first and later readers of the Little House books wrote letters that Wilder answered and saved, along with their drawings, photographs, and poems, right up to the last years of her life. Read full book review >