Search Results: "Leigh Sauerwein"


BOOK REVIEW

RIVER MUSIC by Leigh Sauerwein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Give this quite literally impressionistic portrait of a slice of the South after the Civil War to readers with patience and a love of language. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Multiple perspectives tell pieces of the story of Rainy, a 10-year-old girl found as an infant. Read full book review >

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SONG FOR ELOISE by Leigh Sauerwein
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Religious rituals, references to famous medieval stories, and ongoing reminders of seasonal change ('In August, the night is ten hours long, the day fourteen') mournfully broaden this short, complex piece beyond its own specifics. (Fiction. YA)"
A superbly crafted tapestry of medieval heartbreak. Read full book review >

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THE WAY HOME by Leigh Sauerwein
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"At their best, compelling. (Short stories. 12+)"
An author who was born in the US but whose previous books have been published in France makes a fine American debut with five stories set in the Midwest from 1853 to 1989 plus ``A Box of Pictures,'' an autobiographical-seeming piece suggesting their inspiration. Read full book review >

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AMAZING ANIMALS by Ingrid Schubert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"An agreeable book, if somewhat lopsided, that gives readers a good idea of what it must have been like inside Noah's ark. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
A book about friendly animals of all stripes and colors, from every corner of the globe, growing, playing, swimming, flying, hunting, feeding, and dying. Read full book review >

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TROLL SWAP by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Appealing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Family...is right where we belong. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND JUST ONE BEAR by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Cute, but readers may wonder how a bear who grew up in the cottage that Goldilocks visited could have not a 'crumb-of-a-clue' about porridge, chairs and beds. (Fractured fairy tale. 3-8)"
A sequel to the traditional fairy tale finds a bear lost in a big city. Read full book review >

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BORIS AND THE SNOOZEBOX by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"An abundance of visual activity adds to the overall confusion and challenge of following Boris. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A homeless kitty seeking a catnap takes some unexpected side trips before settling down. Read full book review >

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SMILE! by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Hodgkinson's vivid artwork and story capture the colorful, intricate and comedic inner workings of a child's imagination. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When her mom says no to more cookies, chipper little Sunny loses her smile and searches the whole house hoping to get it back. Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Leigh Grant
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Other versions of the song abound, but this may well supersede them all. (Picture book/folklore. 9+)"
An enlightening rendition of the holiday song, enhanced by generous historical notes and elaborate, festive illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE TO READ by Leigh Hodgkinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Kids are likely to want to mimic the pseudo musical chairs device, and the story will be just as much fun to share with a group as one-on-one. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Finding the perfect comfortable place to read can be a problem, as a young reader discovers. Read full book review >

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TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR KISSING GLORIA JEAN by Britt Leigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A nicely balanced, believable and interesting view into adolescence, sex education and the power of faith. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A 14-year-old girl tries to follow her Catholic faith but wants to get her first kiss too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REAPER by Kyra Leigh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"An also-ran in the genre; for a far more nuanced, philosophical examination of life and death, readers interested in reaping should consider Neal Shusterman's erudite Scythe (2016) instead. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A white teenage girl discovers she must reap souls after she dies. Read full book review >