Search Results: "Lynne Cherry"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The pleasure of food is still lovely (with recipes again sprinkled between chapters), but overall, this is a blander dish than the first two courses. (recipes) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Whytock's soufflé is a bit flat this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK BOTH WAYS by Alison Cherry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"A tender coming-of-age story that refreshingly allows identity to trump romance. (Fiction. 14-18)"
At theater camp, a girl struggles to become the star performer her family pushes her to be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIGNS OF LIFE by Cherry Wilder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"A dreadful start, but thereafter the laid-back narrative shapes up into a thoroughly believable and wholly absorbing venture."
Wilder returns to the planet Rhomary (Second Nature, not reviewed) for this tale of a far-future cultural clash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR REAL by Alison Cherry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A comic romp with considerable wisdom on the side. (Romance. 12-18)"
A shy girl who loves reality TV is cast in a show in order to help her sister get back at her cheating boyfriend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLOWS VS. WOLVERINES by Alison Cherry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Frequent summer campers are the ones most likely to run this effort up the flagpole. (Fiction. 10-13)"
How to balance the tantalizing promise of popularity against supporting your needy very best friend? That's the choice Izzy faces at her new, mostly white summer camp. Read full book review >