Search Results: "Melanie Williamson"


BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE by Carol Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Everything from the knobs on Melanie's spinning wheel to the troll's red shoelaces house is in sharp, bright focus—everything, that is, but the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Melanie is blind. Read full book review >

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MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEETING MELANIE by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"Questions of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, class distinctions, wealth, and poverty are touched upon, if not wrestled with, and there's just enough food for thought to keep things interesting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Allie, almost 12, loves her life on Seal Head Island off the coast of Maine, but it promises to be a hard summer. Read full book review >

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MELANIE JANE by Susan Arkin Couture
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"For actual silliness and less moralistic fervor, stick with Stieg's Spinky Sulks (1988). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bright colors and winsome illustrations cannot sweeten this didactic rhyming tale from two picture-book newcomers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THAT PESKY DRAGON by Julie Sykes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Appealing and quirky, if slight. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Izzy saves the farm from a medieval threat. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISE'S GIFT by Lari Don
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This Zambian tale adapts well to the early-reader format. (Folk tale/early reader. 5-7)"
Is a tortoise too small and slow to be of any help? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUNGRY WOLF by Lari Don
retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Melanie Williamson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Youngsters will laugh along with the lovable lamb in this Wile E. Coyote prototype. (Early reader/folktale. 5-7)"
There's nothing as tasty as lamb for dinner…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILLIAMSON EFFECT by Roger Zelazny
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"And Fred Saberhagen's own dread Berserkers clash with Williamson's Humanoids in a showdown that will have topped many a fan's wish list."
Fourteen original tales and several poems, with an Introduction by David Brin, in tribute to the influential, much- loved, well-respected and (fortunately) long-lived Jack Williamson (b. 1908), though it's ironic that both editor Zelazny and contributor John Brunner died during the book's gestation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASHA AND THE BEAR by Lari Don
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Wit, humor and a resourceful heroine come together in an irresistible folk tale for early readers and young listeners to savor. (Early reader/folk tale. 4-7)"
Who's afraid of a big bad bear? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT NURSERY RHYME DISASTER by David Conway
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Reminiscent of the craziness of Jane Breskin Zalben's Hey, Mama Goose, illustrated by Emilie Chollat (2004), and Alison Jackson's If the Shoe Fits, illustrated by Karla Firehammer (2001), this fits the genre with zany precision. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little Miss Muffet turns a series of familiar nursery rhymes on their heads when, sick of that scary spider, she escapes into the pages of the book to find a new rhyme. Read full book review >

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THE WHEELS ON THE BUS by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Why settle for ordinary? Ride a 'chicken bus' in Guatemala! (Picture book/song. 3-6)"
The familiar song gets a new setting in this trip to a Guatemalan market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER TRUST A TIGER by Lari Don
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An excellent addition to both the folk tale genre and the early-reader shelf. (Folk tale/early reader. 4-7)"
Does one good turn deserve another? Read full book review >