Search Results: "Nan Parson Rossiter"


BOOK REVIEW

SUGAR ON SNOW by Nan Parson Rossiter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"They ought to organize and demand a minimum wage. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rossiter's (The Way Home, 1999, etc.) story of a family's day in the sugar bush is a bit too solemn for the occasion, and there is a static quality to the artwork that drains much of the life out of the elemental act of sugaring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUGBY & ROSIE by Nan Parson Rossiter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A resonant debut. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rossiter's first book is a moving and informative account of a family and the puppy they raise for a year, until she is old enough to train to become a guide dog. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FO'C'SLE by Henry Beston
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2012

"The language and visuals both will put budding naturalists in a meditative mood. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
A poetic tribute to an early-20th-century cousin of Walden and the house where it was written. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY HOME by Nan Parson Rossiter
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will cherish this hearty tale and the seasonal cycle it embraces. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rossiter (Rugby & Rosie, 1997, etc.) gives readers a sympathetic story about the nursing of an injured Canada goose back to health, and the gander and boy that stuck by her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANN AND NAN ARE ANAGRAMS by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Although the complex form is challenging to imitate, this tale will surely spark fun wordplay; successful practitioners will fawn proudly. (Picture book. 6-10)"
It is bad enough that Robert's Mom and Dad Are Palindromes (2006), but when he learns that his sisters are anagrams, it nearly sends him over the edge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEMON GARDEN by Elizabeth Rossiter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1991

"The first-person narration is routine female-victim blab-all, but the pace is fast and steady, and the mystery meticulously constructed."
The British author of Some Pleasure There to Find (1976) turns from airy romance to sturdily plotted mystery/suspense—in an Italy-set story that keeps pace with the flights of an amnesiac actress from pursuits by assassins and her own demons. 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

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

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

THE INHERITANCE by Michael K. Parson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2014

"A nostalgic, wholesome tale about lost love and missed chances."
A debut love story set in the 1960s about an impulsive, volatile affair and the consequences of a failed relationship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIDGET by Lyn Rossiter McFarland
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 5, 2001

"The girls, having learned how, would surely give three barks for Widget. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Widget, a small, stray, furry white dog the size of a West Highland terrier, finds the perfect home with Mrs. Diggs. Read full book review >