Search Results: "Louise Brierley"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AND OTHER STORIES by Adèle Geras
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"It's an elegant, but very cold, package, without a ready audience; the text is too long for young children, and the storybook format may put off older ones. (Folklore. 6-10)"
A retelling of eight familiar tales (along with the title story, ``Hansel and Gretel,'' ``The Tinderbox,'' ``Rapunzel,'' ``Vipers and Pearls,'' ``Bluebeard,'' ``The Girl Who Stepped on a Loaf,'' and ``Something More . . .'') in language that stays close to the original tone and timbre, with the complexities of nuance and situation intact. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELEBRATION SONG by James Berry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Still, a lovely poem that offers a tropical backdrop instead of a white Christmas. (Poetry/Picture book. 3-8)"
Jamaican-born poet and novelist Berry's (The Future- Telling Lady, 1993, etc.) first picture book is an ode to baby Jesus on his first birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An afterword identifies the sources of these treasures. (Folklore. 5-10)"
In a short foreword to this volume, subtitled ``Creation and Pourquoi Tales,'' Mayo (Magical Tales from Many Lands, 1993, etc.) offers readers a clear, simple explanation of the importance of such stories in every culture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUMOR
Released: May 19, 1992

"Unique. (Folklore. 8+)"
Incredible as it is, Native American riddles have never before been gathered together in a book; there's even been some scholarly doubt that native riddling traditions exist on this side of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LOUISE by David Collins
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Artistically rather bumpy, but Collins's earnestness will touch most readers all the same."
Collins's debut memoir chronicles his wife's losing battle with breast cancer and his subsequent struggle to raise their two-year-old daughter alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Charming from endpapers to endpapers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Even second bananas sometimes have their day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NECKING WITH LOUISE by Rick Book
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Readers will come to know—and like—Eric and admire the way he rises to every occasion. (Short stories. 12-14)"
Work, sports, making out, and breaking up: in seven linked stories set in 1965 a Saskatchewan teenager spins vividly personal takes on universal themes of adolescence, adding no fewer than three brushes with death to make the pleasures and pains of life all the more intense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO BITING LOUISE by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Mark Burchall (2001), or Elizabeth Verdick's Teeth Are Not for Biting, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen (2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A knockoff from two respected veterans who usually do better. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE IN LOVE by Mary Jo Bang
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Don't be fooled by the frou-frou: this girl can dance."
Bang's new collection is a series of short- to medium-length lyrics disguised as a verse-novel about a woman named Louise, and a few shadowy figures besides. Read full book review >