Search Results: "Margot Atwell"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A how-to book that belongs on many shelves."
A brief but comprehensive survey both of the crisis-beset book-publishing industry and of strategies for authors and publishers to get books on the market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE MARTHA by Margot Apple
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The comfortable pencil and watercolor drawings, making deliberate or accidental homage to Sendak's Really Rosie, lend a nostalgic flavor to this age-old bedtime dilemma. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Apple turns from the exploits of Nancy Shaw's exuberant sheep (Sheep Take a Hike, 1994, etc.) to a quieter bedtime tale about a young girl facing her fears in the dark. Read full book review >

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DESIGN FOR LIVING by Margot Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2003

"An appealing portrait of the attractive Lunts and of Broadway in its heyday."
Veteran biographer Peters (May Sarton, 1997, etc.) limns the glamorous life of the American theater's most successful acting team. Read full book review >

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HOTHOUSE FLOWER AND THE NINE PLANTS OF DESIRE by Margot Berwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2009

"Poorly executed magical realism."
Berwin's debut sends a New York singleton south of the border in search of plants with magical powers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARN by Debby Atwell
by Debby Atwell, illustrated by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

In a first-person narration that reads like a voice-over, a New England barn tells its own story through the centuries. Read full book review >

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THE THANKSGIVING DOOR by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2003

"A somewhat different dish for the Thanksgiving table. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this sweet but slight story that conveys the true meaning of Thanksgiving, Atwell brings together two disparate families—pilgrims in their own way—for a celebratory feast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIVER by Debby Atwell
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"They wanted to share'), the message comes through clearly in the striking riverine scenes, as bright skies and blue waters change to lowering clouds and gray dinginess, then back to idealized views of grassy approaches and families at play. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In a series of folk-art paintings, Atwell (Barn, 1996) charts an American river's decline from unspoiled to trash-strewn, then its recovery due to the efforts of concerned people. Read full book review >

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THE NAME QUILT by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2003

"A low-key alternative to Blumenthal's Aunt Claire's Yellow Beehive Hair (2001) or Patricia Polacco's intergenerational stories. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A child and her grandmother forge a new link to their family's past after an old one is lost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHEEP OUT TO EAT by Nancy Shaw
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A deft, succinct, charming as ever fifth appearance. (Picture book. 2-7)"
No toddler has ever precipitated more mayhem then these five insouciant sheep, now stopping at the quaint ``Tiddley Wink Tea Shop,'' which is run by an unsuspecting cat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1997

A historian bites off more than she can chew in this look at America in the shadow of the bomb from Los Alamos to the early 1970s. Read full book review >

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THE WARTHOG’S TAIL by Debby Atwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Fails to be either a Halloween tale or a moral lesson, and the final trick is hardly worth it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mother teaches her daughter a lesson in persuasion in this Halloween take on "The Old Woman and Her Pig." Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1976

"A delight."
Margot Zemach's rough sketches are appropriately peasantlike in feeling, though they barely hint at the richness of this collection which has greater range and vitality than any of Singer's previous work for children. Read full book review >