Search Results: "Mary Stolz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERY OF THE WOODS by Mary Stolz
Released: May 6, 1964

"Easy to tell or read aloud or to read alone, the story has comfort for the rule-bound as well as some reminders for chronic rule breakers."
When Will Fanshaw protested the clock and calendar routine imposed by his Grandfather, the old man assured him, "Change is a very bad thing." Read full book review >

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CEZANNE PINTO by Mary Stolz
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

Telling his story as a very old man, Cezanne Pinto begins with a morning early in his boyhood when his mother, who's been sold, is taken away: she ``sat with her back straight, her eyes meeting mine, as the wagon moved slowly out of the muddy yard...'' Bereft of his only kin, the boy is comforted by Tamar, the new cook, who- -years later, when he's 12—escapes with him to Canada on the Underground Railroad, educating him along the way. Read full book review >

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COCO GRIMES by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"A rich, wise, and tender story from a treasured writer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Another exquisitely crafted visit with Thomas and his grandfather (Stealing Home, 1992). Read full book review >

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A BALLAD OF THE CIVIL WAR by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

Stolz (Coco Grimes, 1994, etc.) fleshes out—barely—a sentimental Civil War ballad about brothers who share a hobby horse, and years later, another steed in the aftermath of battle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WEEDS AND THE WEATHER by Mary Stolz
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Quiet, beautifully crafted, a book that glows with the simple pleasures afforded by the unexpected in an orderly world. (Young reader. 4-8)"
Unlike the weather, for which the forecast is often amusingly wrong in this pleasant early chapter book, the routines enjoyed by gray-haired Mrs. Weed and her cat Clover (``plump and proud'') and dog Pocket (``little and lighthearted'') are comfortably predictable—different seasons and times of day cause only small modifications in their ritual walks and snacks, while such happenings as a spring bouquet from Mrs. Weed's former students (now grown), or minor vicissitudes like a tree, blown down in a fall storm, blocking the front door, are momentary diversions. Read full book review >

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BELLING THE TIGER by Mary Stolz
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Bob, Ozzie, and the cat are renamed; the otherwise unaltered text is quite a bit longer than usual for its new format, but today's readers will be as delighted by it as their grandparents were. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Decked out in handsome new illustrations, this 1962 Newbery Honor-winner (originally illustrated by Beni Montresor) features twin mice who discover that they aren't as powerless as they thought. Read full book review >

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DEPUTY SHEP by Mary Stolz
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

The fourth burglary in Canoville occurs just before Deputy Shep begins the night shift, forcing him to disrupt his laid-back style with an active investigation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING EMMETT THE SECOND by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 1991

"Williams's contribution is minimal here, but Emmett is recognizable, just a year older. (Fiction/Young reader. 7-10)"
In Emmett's Pig (1959), Emmett received his heart's desire; ``King Emmett,'' a pig described as his but kept on a farm at some distance from his N.Y.C. home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLD OF PIES by Karen Stolz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"In this cheerful tale finding happiness seems as straightforward as following a recipe. If only it were true."
A debut novel, complete with recipes (à la Like Water for Chocolate), about small-town life. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOWS OF GHADAMES by Joëlle Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

A Muslim child poised on the threshold of adulthood comes to understand that her world is less constrained than she supposes. Read full book review >