Search Results: "Lucy Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

WEATHERING by Lucy Wood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A luminous modern fairy tale."
Sensory, haunting, and somewhat literally haunted, this novel tackles the big subjects—belonging, mortality, love—with quiet grace and intimate focus. Read full book review >

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DIVING BELLES by Lucy Wood
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Occasionally just fey, elsewhere convincingly unworldly, these stories express a distinctive voice and a gently beguiling imagination."
A dozen strange and original stories inject the magical, sinister and downright peculiar into the everyday. Read full book review >

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COUNT WITH MAISY, CHEEP, CHEEP, CHEEP! by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A book that doesn't take any 'cheep' shots at the material. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Barnyard antics combine with flaps and basic counting skills in this, the latest of Maisy's adventures. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S CASTLE by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Just a bit of well-armed fun, more suitable formatwise for a gift than classroom or library shelves. (Novelty. 5-7)"
A relatively sturdy pullout castle with a die-cut drawbridge and a dragon in the cellar serves as playscape for punch-out figures of medieval Maisy and her friends. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S FAIRGROUND by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Even confirmed fans are unlikely to give this perfunctory outing more than a quick spin. (Pop-up/picture book. 4-6)"
Maisy and friends visit an amusement park, but the experience is about as exciting as watching a dropped Creamsicle melt. Read full book review >

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CREATE WITH MAISY by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"A wonderful resource for those who work (and play) with young children. (Craft book. 2-8)"
A beloved children's-book character explores her creative side and encourages children to get crafty. Read full book review >

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MAISY BIG, MAISY SMALL by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Maisy fans will not be disappointed. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Maisy the beloved mouse is back as you've never seen her before in this clever collection of opposites. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR FISH! by Lucy Cousins
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Preschoolers will happily dive into this oversized cousin to Lois Ehlert's Fish Eyes (1990), and Cousins' own Maisy's Rainbow Dream (2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Fish sporting bright colors and broadly brushed patterns flash across solid blue color fields, as Little Fish introduces finny friends, from "spotty fish, stripy fish, happy fish, gripy fish," to "eye fish, shy fish, fly fish, sky fish." Read full book review >

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I SPY TWO EYES by Lucy Micklethwait
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Excellent color reproduction; artists' dates and dates and provenance of paintings given in endnotes. (Picture book. 4+)"
Companion to I Spy: An Alphabet in Art (1992): an unusual counting book in which objects are ``spied'' in 19 fine paintings (mostly Western) and one woodblock print, by artists ranging from Botticelli to Robert Indiana. Read full book review >

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I SPY by Lucy Micklethwait
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An unusual and effective approach to familiarizing young children with art. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
A childhood game becomes an unusual alphabet book: readers are challenged to search fine paintings (their dates ranging from a 15th-century illuminated book to a 1967 painting by David Hockney; all but one from Western art), exquisitely reproduced, for ``something beginning with'' successive letters: a task leading naturally to examination of the entire painting and naming many things within it. Read full book review >

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MAISY GOES TO THE LOCAL BOOKSTORE by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Perky support aimed at young kids in the age of Amazon. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The upbeat little mouse treads familiar ground in the search for literary gold. Read full book review >

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MAISY'S BUS by Lucy Cousins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Another solid, engaging piece from Maisy and Co. (Board book. 1-3)"
Mouse Maisy drives a green bus to the beach. Read full book review >