Search Results: "Lauren Groff"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MONSTERS OF TEMPLETON by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Flawed, but commendably ambitious and stuffed with ideas—many of them not well developed, but inspiring hope for a more disciplined second effort from this talented newcomer."
Cooperstown, N.Y., and its most famous native son provide first-time novelist Groff with much of the grist for this sprawling tale of a young woman searching for her father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An intricate plot, perfect title, and a harrowing look at the tie that binds."
An absorbing story of a modern marriage framed in Greek mythology. Read full book review >

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ARCADIA by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2012

"A novel of 'the invisible tissue of civilization,' of 'community or freedom,' and of the precious fragility of lives in the balance."
An astonishing novel, both in ambition and achievement, filled with revelations that appear inevitable in retrospect, amid the cycle of life and death. Read full book review >

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DELICATE EDIBLE BIRDS by Lauren Groff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Groff's skill makes commonplace occurrences seem compelling."
Tales of ordinary transformations and everyday occurrences are made magical in a collection of nine stories by Groff (The Monsters of Templeton, 2008). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT PESKY RAT by Lauren Child
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Readers may find themselves wondering if they want this delightfully spiky antihero to become just another house pet, but there is an undeniable appeal to his quest, and a twist at the end saves it from the treacle jar. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A winsomely beady-eyed rat yearns for a loving home in this rather odd feel-good offering. Read full book review >

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BEWARE OF THE STORYBOOK WOLVES by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Don't miss the Little Wolf in heels, hairy legs, and party dress being dipped by the prince on the dance floor. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Child fractures a few fairy tales, and the wolves get it in the chops once again, in this story of a young boy and his bedtime worries. Read full book review >

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I AM NOT SLEEPY AND I WILL NOT GO TO BED by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An inventive, entertaining bedtime tale. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Charlie, the patient older brother, struggles to get his imaginative, stubborn sister Lola to bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW SMALL PERSON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"How nice to see a familiar story made new with a family of color and a little brother as hero. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A familiar theme—a big brother feels displaced by a new baby—seems fresh in Child's latest. Read full book review >

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SLIGHTLY INVISIBLE by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Adults will recognize a spot-on portrayal of children's imagination games, while kids will recognize the underwater, outer-space and mountainous territories that their homes become every day through play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Newcomers and devoted fans alike will cheer for clever, likable siblings Charlie and Lola in their newest outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER IS THE WARMEST SEASON by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prolific illustrator Stringer's first try at text is slight and unexceptional, but the pictures, many on double-page spreads, in gorgeous glowing acrylics on watercolor paper, capture the warmth and vibrancy of her unique premise. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child rhapsodizes over winter's warmth. Read full book review >

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TATTERHOOD AND THE HOBGOBLINS by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An attractive presentation of an entertaining, little-known tale that could be a folkloric precursor of Pippi Longstocking. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Not the English ``Tattercoats'' (a Cinderella variant) but a long tale, from Asbjornsen and Moe, about twin sisters—pretty Isabella and feisty, independent Tatterhood—born after the queen eats not only the flower she's told will bring her a baby, but also the weed growing beside it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW TIME by Lauren Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Lovely, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Autumnal bliss is at the heart of this poetic celebration of yellow foliage. Read full book review >