Search Results: "Lilian Moore"


BOOK REVIEW

MURAL ON SECOND AVENUE by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Conveying an idyllic but never sugary view of urban life, this gathering not only marks a strong debut for the illustrator, but highlights the timeless quality of so much of Moore's poetry. (Poetry. 5-9)"
Though only one of the 17 poems here is new, by being paired to Karas's intimate, generic street and parkscapes, all shine in handsome new settings. Read full book review >

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POEMS HAVE ROOTS by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Pilgrim Flower'' reminds readers, exquisitely, that the pilgrims brought the wildflower Queen Anne's Lace to these shores. (two-color illustrations, not seen) (Poetry. 6-11)"
Moore (Sunflakes, 1992, etc.) produces a new, small volume of poems that fits nicely in the hand. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU WERE CHASING A HAT by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"The simplicity of the words, coupled with the uncomplicated yet beautiful illustrations, offers a soothing look at the natural world. (Harper Growing Trees series) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Softly muted pastels color this story of a runaway hat and all the things that the wind can do. Read full book review >

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SUNFLAKES by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"Fully indexed. (Poetry. 3-8)"
A charming collection for young children, reflecting their concerns, interests, and point of view and grouped with enticing headings lifted from the poems themselves: ``Me and Potato Chips'' for poems about food; ``The Night Is Long But Fur Is Deep''; ``If Sunlight Fell Like Snowflakes,'' from the title poem; and so on. Read full book review >

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BEWARE, TAKE CARE by Lilian Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A fun collection perfectly timed for Halloween. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Fine adds impish life to classic Moore poems from an assortment of earlier collections. Read full book review >

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ADAM MOUSE'S BOOK OF POEMS by Lilian Moore
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

The charming country mouse who realized that he was a poet in I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers (1988), makes his third and last appearance with 30 gentle poems, half new and half from the earlier books. Read full book review >

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DON'T BE AFRAID, AMANDA by Lilian Moore
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"Appropriately, McCord's frequent b&w illustrations are in the cozy Garth Williams tradition. (Fiction. 7-10)"
In a sequel to the appealing I'll Meet You at the Cucumbers (1988), Amanda (the city mouse) makes her first visit to country mouse pen-pal Adam, affording us the pleasure of seeing Adam's bucolic surroundings from her perspective. Read full book review >

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THE SINGING FIRE by Lilian Nattel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"Beautifully written, strongly imagined, and deeply felt."
Another marvelous tale steeped in Jewish history and culture, from the author of The River Midnight (1999). Read full book review >

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THE RIVER MIDNIGHT by Lilian Nattel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A marvelous debut and a loving anatomy of the vanished world of the shtetls that merits comparison with the best work of Singer and Sholom Aleichem. (Book-of-the-Month Club/QPB alternate selection)"
A young Canadian writer's brilliant first novel skillfully evokes what Irving Howe called the —World of Our Fathers— and the genius of such literary forerunners and likely influences as Isaac Bashevis Singer. Read full book review >

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THE CAT WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE by Lilian Jackson Braun
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 2003

"The smidgen of mystery will be just enough for the faithful already queued up for this mild silver anniversary for Braun."
Is the world of Prokofiev's opera The Gambler full of "scandal, intrigue, falsity, and greed," really, as millionaire columnist Jim Qwilleran observes, "just like Pickax"? Read full book review >