Search Results: "Nan Gregory"


BOOK REVIEW

I’LL SING YOU ONE-O by Nan Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"A unique voice, and fresh, beautifully written story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Gemma's thoughts flow with lyricism from beginning to end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PINK by Nan Gregory
by Nan Gregory, illustrated by Luc Melanson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Tender, melancholy and warm. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Language and colors glow together as a young girl yearns to fill her life with pink. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMBER WAITING by Nan Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"This is just the sort of episode that children should insist on sharing with similarly dilatory caregivers. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Gregory (Wild Girl and Gran, not reviewed, etc.) sends an oblique but pointed message to parents: Amber enjoys everything about Kindergarten except having to wait to be picked up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sacred Oath Chronicles - Book 2 by Nan Cederman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 10, 2014

"Despite a strong mythology, this sequel falters, spinning its wheels rather than advancing the plot."
A mystical tribe's search for their prophesied homeland continues in Cederman's (The Sacred Oath Chronicles, Book 1: Sway of the Moon, 2012) second novel in her New-Age fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 16, 2002

"A fine introduction to the racetrack that's also a dazzlingly successful blind date, deeply and unexpectedly satisfying, between readers and thoroughbreds. (b&w photos throughout)"
A wonderfully expressive love story between Mooney, who writes for The Blood-Horse magazine, and that permanent adolescent of the horse world, the thoroughbred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A time-honoring narrative: Descriptive, contemplative, and a prod to get on with it ourselves."
As though she had taken a vow to awareness, Watkins, a musician and travel essayist, pays attention to the everyday elements as well as the grand themes in her globe-girdling journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sacred Oath Chronicles - Book 1 by Nan Cederman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2013

"A solid debut set in a vivid fantasy world."
A mystical apprentice uses her magical abilities against dark forces in Cederman's debut high-fantasy novel, the first in a planned series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 1997

"But most impressive is Fink's commitment to finding the true meaning of Jewish prayer and practice."
There is a saying that it's hard to be a Jew. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILIES ARE FUNNY by Nan Hunt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An Australian great-grandmother authored this pungent portrait of a universal irony; large format and Niland's amusingly exaggerated caricatures of the participants suit the book for group use. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A cheery survey of the inconsistencies of the narrator's near and dear: Dad demands instant action when he wants something, but when she has a request for him, his answer is ``Not now...I'm busy.'' Brother Dave is glad to play ball with her, until his friends come over; Uncle Jack asks, ``What do you want to do?'' but then ``we do what he wants to do.'' Still, everyone rallies lovingly round when she gets sick. Read full book review >