Search Results: "Nanci Turner Steveson"


BOOK REVIEW

GEORGIA RULES by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"When Steveson's stories can match her descriptions, she'll be terrific; this one doesn't hit that mark. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Maggie moves from Atlanta to Vermont. Read full book review >

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SWING SIDEWAYS by Nanci Turner Steveson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Too much telling, not enough truth. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An anxious girl makes a mysterious summer friendship in this middle-grade debut. Read full book review >

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PRETENDING THE BED IS A RAFT by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Kincaid may well blossom into one of the better storytellers around."
An entertaining and occasionally dazzling first collection from Kincaid, the Florida-born author of the novel Crossing Blood (1992). Read full book review >

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BALLS by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1998

Kincaid's relaxed and folksy second novel (after Crossing Blood, 1992, and a story collection Pretending the Bed is a Raft, 1997) chronicles in their own words the variously impoverished lives of women who love men who love football. Read full book review >

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AS HOT AS IT WAS YOU OUGHT TO THANK ME by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Sometimes denser than a tangle of snakes, but Berry's story never fails to engage."
Feisty teenager copes with first love, glasses, disasters, and wayward adults in this fourth novel from Kincaid. (Verbena, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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VERBENA by Nanci Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2002

"A bit melodramatic, but a well-told and likable tale nevertheless, in a strong colloquial style that avoids sentimentality."
A touching account of a middle-aged widow who puts her life back together even more spectacularly than it came apart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Too narrow in scope to provide a legitimate comparison between near-death experiences and organized Christianity."
Danison presents an account of spiritual beliefs gleaned from her near-death experience. Read full book review >

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OTTO’S TRUNK by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"An overcharged solution to a school or playground problem. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Otto, the elephant, is teased continuously at school for his small size and underdeveloped trunk. Read full book review >

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THE WAR BETWEEN THE VOWELS AND THE CONSONANTS by Priscilla Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1996

"Next to books like Eve Merriam's Fighting Words (1992) or Bill Martin and John Archambault's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989), the language play here seems clumsy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only occasional flashes of cleverness illuminate this parable of warring camps uniting in the face of a common threat. Read full book review >

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OPPOSITES by Gwenda Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Still, an appealing book that will be useful in many collections. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 1-5)"
From New Zealand, a simple, attractive concept book that explores ten pairs of words in situations sure to interest the very young—``open'' and ``closed'' (eyes, mouth, door), ``round'' and ``square'' (glasses, cake), etc. Concise boldface captions (on one spread, ``hat on/hat off,'' ``shoes on/shoes off'') give early readers an opportunity to make connections. Read full book review >

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GROW UP by Sandy Turner
by Sandy Turner, illustrated by Sandy Turner
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"He also gives suggested ages as 4-88, which says it all. (Picture book. 4+)"
"What are you going to be when you grow up?" is the question that kicks off this career-minded frolic and what follows is one boy's epic response. Read full book review >