Search Results: "Lynne Cherry"


BOOK REVIEW

CHERRY by Mary Karr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Energized by Karr's sharp wit, this tale of Texas adolescence reads like a fast-paced novel. More importantly, her clear-eyed recollection of what it's like to change from child into woman resonates with truth."
Fans of Karr's award-winning The Liars' Club (1995) will not be disappointed by this feisty, funny, and tender memoir of a drug-ridden coming of age in Leechfield, her Texas hometown. Read full book review >

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HOW GROUNDHOG’S GARDEN GREW by Lynne Cherry
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Banishing magic from the garden—there's an idea whose time should never come. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Good intentions crash and burn when the ill winds of pedantry overwhelm this story of a garden's year. Read full book review >

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A RIVER RAN WILD by Lynne Cherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An important, intelligently presented story that is emblematic of the need for myriad similar conservation efforts. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A pictorial history of Massachusetts and New Hampshire's Nashua River, from its valley's settlement 7,000 years ago by ``Indian peoples'' until its recent reclamation. Read full book review >

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FLUTE'S JOURNEY by Lynne Cherry
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Bright, realistic illustrations give the book a picture-book look, but include plenty of detail, particularly in the lush rainforest settings where Flute holes up until spring. (Picture book. 6-9)"
When the snow flies, thousands of birds migrate south to avoid the icy temperatures and shortage of food. Read full book review >

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THE ARMADILLO FROM AMARILLO by Lynne Cherry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A note distinguishes the carefully researched facts in the art from the fiction concerning the appealing animal observer. (Picture book. 5-9)"
With thanks, in her dedication, to Dr. Seuss, Cherry pens a fanciful verse account of an armadillo's journey through Texas and into outer space. Read full book review >

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THE SEA, THE STORM, AND THE MANGROVE TANGLE by Lynne Cherry
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"Despite the idea that the creatures that find a home in, on, or under the tree speak in first person, this is an ecology lesson, a teacher's aide, and a gratifying nature story. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In a beautiful, lush tribute to mangroves, the artwork lures the reader right into the midst of the scenery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHERRY by Sara Wheeler
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2002

"Wheeler has set a high standard for Cherry-Garrard biographies to come, as surely they will. (16-page photo insert)"
A nimble and discerning biography of an aristocratic adventurer who wrote one of the finest books on polar exploration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"A must for school libraries, and science teachers may want copies of their own. (index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This clear, detailed explanation demonstrates that we know about climate change through research by scientists and students at home and in the field—patient observation and investigations that lead to information about Earth's climate history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A valuable personal look at what can be a horrendously complex process."
A three-year-long, tear-and-wine-soaked correspondence between two women in hot pursuit of motherhood—-evoking a daunting world of fertility treatments and adoption attempts while offering evidence of the power of determination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHERRY BOMB by J.A. Konrath
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"As for the formula, it's accurately indicated by the libations that inspire Konrath's titles: Shake. Drink. Repeat."
Readers who weren't sated by the collateral fatalities in the last grudge match between Lt. Jacqueline Daniels and escaped criminal Alexandra Kork (Fuzzy Navel, 2008, etc.) are in for a treat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR LYNNE by John L. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2014

"Moore's deep familiarity with his characters makes this latest novel a pleasure to read."
Times change, eras end, and memories bleed into the present in Moore's (The Breaking of Ezra Riley, 2012, etc.) slice-of-life novel set in the contemporary West—the fourth entry in his Ezra Riley series. Read full book review >

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CHERRY TIME by Daniela Bunge
by Daniela Bunge, illustrated by Daniela Bunge, translated by Kathryn Bishop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Bunge's whimsical illustrations with their charmingly European flavor and dramatic use of perspective to emphasize the isolation of the shy are the perfect complement to this quiet story of reaching out to touch someone. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shyness controls a small boy's life until he finds a friend. Read full book review >