Search Results: "Lillian Morrison"


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MORE SPICE THAN SUGAR by Lillian Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Morrison closes with notes on the historical figures here, though no information about the poets—still, this makes uplifting reading, meriting a place alongside Ann Whitford Paul's All By Herself (1999) and Isabel Joshlin Glaser's Dreams of Glory: Poems Starring Girls (1995). (Poetry. 8-12)"
" ‘ . . . i'm gonna beat / out my own rhythm,' " proclaims the child in Nikki Giovanni's "The Drum," and Morrison (I Scream You Scream, 1997, etc.) expands on that theme with 44 more forthrightly feminist declarations. Read full book review >

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GUESS AGAIN! by Lillian Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"At times clever, but mostly unsatisfying, this just misses its mark. (Poetry. 6-9)"
More than 20 clever riddles keep the pages turning as two children make their way through their days. Read full book review >

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WHISTLING THE MORNING IN by Lillian Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry. 5-10)"
A few of these 28 brief offerings have appeared in periodicals, but most are ``New Poems'' from a favorite poet, perhaps best known for her anthologies on sports (Sprints and Distances, 1965). Read full book review >

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NATURE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"This might whet the interest of a budding naturalist, but may disappoint those looking for a field guide. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pleasant and simple narrative describes the wonders of nature that can be observed, the author tells readers in his note, "in your neighborhood." Read full book review >

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THE BIG LITTLE OTTER by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Hoban is perfectly in tune with the yearnings of preschoolers. (Board book. 1-3)"
Hoban (Arthur's Camp-Out, 1993, etc.) has created a honey of a board book (as well as its companion, Big Little Lion, ISBN 0- 694-00851-6) that addresses the timeworn complaint of youngsters who believe they aren't being treated like the big kids they wish they were. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR'S CAMP-OUT by Lillian Hoban
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"The good humor of Hoban's naturally cadenced dialogue and realistic detail mellows the message, while the childlike characters are as likable in her full-color mixed media art as in the text. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
In a ninth ``I Can Read'' about the popular Arthur, his smug superiority to little sister Violet is almost overstated; still, his gentle comeuppance makes a satisfying outcome. Read full book review >

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POND by Gordon Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A celebration of nature that can be enjoyed by all. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Superb watercolors and a brief but insightful text provide the reader with a detailed picture of a fresh-water pond and the changing plants and animals living in and near it, from winter to spring and back again. Read full book review >

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A DROP OF WATER by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Carefully crafted and beautifully executed, this is a splendid addition to the science bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
The drop of water on a child's finger may have begun in a rain cloud over a mountaintop, collected in a high forest stream, traveling down through bogs, woods, swamp, marsh and farmer's pond before continuing into the meadow brook the child explores. Read full book review >

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AN ISLAND APART by Lillian Beckwith
Released: Jan. 18, 1994

Guesthouse cook Kirsty MacLennan gives up her post on the mainland for a marriage proposal that returns her to the islands where she grew up: more hardscrabble Hebrides romance from a veteran (A Proper Woman, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"A light and winning portrait of the commingling of British art and commerce."
The qualities that made Lillian Browse so successful as an art dealer are evident in her autobiography: She brought native charm, enthusiasm, and inventiveness to a field in which, in the 1940s, these qualities were in short supply. Read full book review >

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THE GODDESS AFFAIR by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 1996

"An unappealing Gwenn is again outclassed by O'Donnell's alternate sleuth, Norah Mulcahaney."
Manhattan p.i. Read full book review >