Search Results: "Monica Gunning"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICA, MY NEW HOME by Monica Gunning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An attractive, thoughtful addition to poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Jamaica-born Gunning turns from her previous offerings of Caribbean poems to these free-verse and rhyming poems about the immigrant experience. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"An appealing tribute. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
Quiet, gracefully cadenced descriptions by a Jamaican-born author make a likable complement to Lessac's affectionate evocations of the island scene. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BREADFRUIT TREE by Monica Gunning
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers will learn more about Jamaica from these sensitive poems than many visitors to the island ever do. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A moving collage of poems and illustrations recreates the daily life of a girl growing up in Jamaica, introducing friends and relatives in her life, and reflecting her observations. Read full book review >

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BOUND by Sally Gunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Painting in broader strokes this time around, Gunning never adequately integrates her history lesson with the sexual intrigue."
A young indentured servant in pre-Revolutionary War Massachusetts escapes her brutal master and begins a new life on Cape Cod in Gunning's sequel to her well-received The Widow's War (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIDOW’S WAR by Sally Gunning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Gunning (Dirty Water, 2004, etc.) paints the ethical, emotional and financial dilemmas of her refreshingly adult characters in surprisingly lively shades of gray."
Gunning's quietly compelling historical novel places the limited rights of 18th-century New England married women, particularly widows, within the context of a pre-Revolutionary America in which rebellious attitudes toward English rule foment new ideas about freedom and individual rights. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LEAF BOOK by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"While its true usefulness as an identification guide may be questionable, there's no doubt it will capture children's attention and hopefully have them searching for their own specimens and creating leaf books of their own. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wellington turns a leaf-identification book into a visual display of fall color and shape. Read full book review >

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ARTO'S BIG MOVE by Monica Arnaldo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Quietly effective. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When you love the cold, can you also find happiness where it's hot? Read full book review >

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RIKI’S BIRDHOUSE by Monica Wellington
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Bird lovers with young children and aspiring bird watchers are sure to want to emulate Riki. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Riki's passion for birds is evident, and likely to be contagious, in Wellington's latest. Read full book review >

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ZINNIA’S FLOWER GARDEN by Monica Wellington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"All of these factors create a successful germination of science and storytelling, growing a terrific introduction to the life cycle of plants and a good choice for young gardeners everywhere. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A girl and her garden are the subject of this engaging outing. Read full book review >