Search Results: "Miela Ford"


BOOK REVIEW

WATCH US PLAY by Miela Ford
by Miela Ford, photographed by Miela Ford
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The expressive full-color photographs are framed with a generous white border, making approachable for preschoolers this realm of tawny gold cubs. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Watch Us Play ($15.00; PLB $14.93; Mar. 1998; 24 pp.; 0-688-15606-1; PLB 0-688-15607-X): Two cuddly lion cubs take center stage in this charming work from Ford (Sunflower, 1995, etc.), who repeatedly selects just the right shot to advance the story. Read full book review >

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MY DAY IN THE GARDEN by Miela Ford
Released: April 1, 1999

"Charming. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-688-15542-1 My Day In The Garden ($16.00; PLB $15.93; Apr.; 24 pp.; 0-688-15541-3; PLB 0-688-15542-1): The creative heroines in this gentle story of easy companionship show that rainy days can be full of fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNFLOWER by Miela Ford
by Miela Ford, illustrated by Sally Noll
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"Collections with preschooler or beginning readers should find this a pleasant and useful addition. (Picture Book. 3-5)"
This attractive preschool/primary grade science book follows the growth of a sunflower from seed to harvest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE ELEPHANT by Miela Ford
Released: May 1, 1994

"Stunning photography; enchanting book. (Picture book. 1+)"
The briefest of texts (by Hoban's daughter) interprets 20 photos showing a baby elephant in a rocky zoo enclosure leave his mother and venture into a pool ("First one toe,/then two./A big splash./Lots of bubbles"), enjoy the water, submerge, and laboriously clamber out and back to mom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PARADE'S END by Ford Madox Ford
Released: June 15, 1950

"A big publishing venture which should stimulate a revival of interest, this will prove of value in college literature courses as well as for a long run general sale."
With the publication of Trained For Genius by Douglas Goldring (Dutton-P. 220, 1949), a biography of Ford Madox Ford, and the literary and critical interest it aroused, Alfred A. Knopf, long interested in the project of re-publishing Ford's novels, and after much correspondence with critics and authors, decided to publish this Tietjens series in one volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BIRDIE by Jessie Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"While the puzzle gimmick fails to soar, the book succeeds without it. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A golden bird hides a sweet surprise beneath her wing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Quibbles aside, pastry chefs in the making will be fascinated by this accessible tribute to a true American icon and will be tempted to try the appended cookie recipe. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A chocolate candy bar cannonballing into a possessed mixer. Baking chocolate suddenly going AWOL. These are just a couple of the persistent myths orbiting the origins of America's quintessential dessert: the chocolate chip cookie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTH OF A WARRIOR by Michael Ford
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"A good series for teaching some authentic history as well as for exciting young readers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This first sequel in Ford's series set in ancient Sparta rockets into the beginnings of the Greco-Persian wars with its hero, young Lysander, a half-Helot, half-Spartan boy rescued from slavery, now training to become a warrior. Read full book review >

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THE PORTRAIT OF MRS. CHARBUQUE by Jeffrey Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2002

"Chillingly surreal with occasional lapses into downright silliness, but by and large Ford keeps the pages turning."
Fantasy author Ford (The Beyond, 2001, etc.) turns to a historical setting for this near-miss thriller set in little old New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Unlikely Death by Niko Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sci-fi pairing of Holmes and Watson that makes for a rambunctious, intelligent read."
In Ford's debut sci-fimystery, Sherlock Holmes is the murder victim, but he has the unique opportunity to solve his own death with help fromDr. John Watson, the man imprisoned for the crime. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW YEAR by Jeffrey Ford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Properly creepy, but from time to time deliciously funny and heart-breakingly poignant, too. For those of you—and you know who you are—who think the indispensable element for good genre fiction is good writing, this is not to be missed."
From Edgar-winner Ford (for The Girl in the Glass, 2005), a tale about three kids, a small town and the banality of evil. Read full book review >