Search Results: "Melissa Eskridge Slaymaker"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2004

California folk-, visionary-, outsider-, or just plain artist Tressa Prisbrey left behind a "village" of houses, walls, monuments, and pavements constructed from thousands of bottles and other castoffs. Read full book review >

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SOLITAIRE by Kelley Eskridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Intermittently gripping and intense: a debut that dramatizes the what, confuses the how, and mostly evades the why."
In Eskridge's near future, project manager Ren "Jackal" Segura of the huge Ko corporation is a Hope, one of a handful selected by birth for fast-tracking to positions of influence in the world government. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Eskridge has studied the opposition and answered it lucidly, though his book might be more palatable if it were less moralistic."
A careful argument for same-sex marriage that answers a range of objections. Read full book review >

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THE SANCTUARY by Ann E. Eskridge
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"Original, dramatic, and genuinely touching, this first novel was inspired by a real event in Detroit. (Fiction. 9+)"
Little Man sees himself as ``an average black kid with a gap in his teeth,'' small for his age and plagued with difficulty understanding grownups. Read full book review >

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SOME WRITER! by Melissa Sweet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A masterful biography that will enchant young readers. (author's note, afterword, timeline, source notes, bibliography, about the art) (Biography. 7-12)"
A celebration of the life and work of New Yorker writer and children's-book author E.B. White. Read full book review >

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POPPY’S PANTS by Melissa Conroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"A marketing tie-in does not literature make. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Penelope, a pink rag doll with pink yarn hair, struggles to mend a hole in the khaki pants her grandfather, a pink rag doll with gray yarn hair, likes to wear, eventually patching them with just the right aquamarine thread. Read full book review >

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CARMINE by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"Includes Granny's recipe for alphabet soup. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. Read full book review >

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PIZZA DAY by Melissa  Iwai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Yummy! (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a summertime parallel to Iwai's warmhearted Soup Day (2010), while mother is at work, a father and child spend the day making pizza using homegrown vegetables and homemade dough. Read full book review >

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SOUP DAY by Melissa  Iwai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Ordinariness made extraordinary. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Iwai's writing debut beautifully depicts the loving relationship between a mother and daughter as they go about a winter ritual—making soup. Read full book review >

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HANNA’S CHRISTMAS by Melissa Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An entertaining Christmas tale meant to tie in to a line of mail-order clothing, but not much more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hanna's family has to move to America from Sweden right before Christmas, and Hanna is terribly homesick, at least until a surprise gift from her Grandmother shows up in a box full of Christmas goodies. Read full book review >

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PRISSY & POP DECK THE HALLS by Melissa Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"No silk purse here, just four little piggie ears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miniature pigs celebrate the Christmas holiday together in a story illustrated with photographs of the pampered porcine pair. Read full book review >

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BABY PENGUINS LOVE THEIR MAMA by Melissa Guion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A sweet, if uneven, penguin picture book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mama Penguin loves her babies, but keeping up with all of their activities has her plain worn out. Read full book review >