Search Results: "Nancy Bo Flood"


BOOK REVIEW

WARRIORS IN THE CROSSFIRE by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2010

"An important and little-known perspective on World War II. (historical note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 11-14)"
In World War II, the United States fought Japan for control of the Pacific islands, but what about the people who already lived on those islands? Read full book review >

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NO-NAME BABY by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"With its authentic depiction of the hardships of early-20th-century life and well-rounded characters, this is an agreeable, ultimately optimistic tale of the strength of the human spirit. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
How does an almost-14-year-old girl handle the tragedy of her mother's giving birth to one doomed preemie after another? Read full book review >

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SOLDIER SISTER, FLY HOME by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Heartfelt and poignant, the tale nevertheless feels a little out of touch. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The daughter of a Navajo woman and a white man struggles with her older sister's deployment to Iraq and her own sense of self. Read full book review >

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THE HOGAN THAT GREAT-GRANDFATHER BUILT by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"Flood's closing tribute to the hogan's 'beautiful structure' and central role in Navajo life is moving but not reflected in the ponderous, even joyless art. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Not rigidly cumulative but with echoes of "The House That Jack Built," a reverent, measured portrait of a Navajo family in a traditional dwelling. Read full book review >

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COWBOY UP! by Nancy Bo Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Whether or not readers are swayed by Flood's enthusiasm for the sport, there is one universal lesson in the rodeo: Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep trying. Cowboy up! (afterword, resources) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Narrative poems, expository writings and the voice of a lively announcer combine to introduce a sport largely unknown outside of the West: the rodeo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BO by L.A. Long
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2007

"A warmhearted tale of crisis and friendship."
Long tells the story of a disorganized woman reacting to her friend's AIDS diagnosis in this debut novella. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Mary Calhoun
by Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erick Ingraham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Although the home-is-where-the-heart-is message is heavy-handed, it's also enduring. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Wholesome family values are served up in this story of one family's survival of the great flood of the Midwest in 1993. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1964

"The symbolic characters are all familiar, and the hero's search for the life of the heart brittle, but Mr. P.W. can write up a storm."
Again Mr. Penn Warren has his way with a Southern town — from the forlorn green with the statue of the Confederate soldier to the sightless shop fronts- but in this case the characters are lyric shadows from other Warren main streets, and the rotagonist is a half-realized remnant of the artist's ruminations. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Aaron Rosenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The plot's on a mission, though there's sufficient humor and drama to keep it wheeling along. (bibliography) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 11-13)"
Five teenagers find themselves transferred to an experimental science class that's considerably more hands-on than they expect. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by James Heneghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2002

"The Sheehogues play a minor role in the story, appearing only in brief addenda to each chapter, much in the way that they remain an unseen but invaluable help to Andy. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Heneghan (The Grave, 2000, etc.) tells an engaging and optimistic tale of loss, recovery, and a little bit of magic. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Patricia Lauber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An engrossing look at a great river and the continuing challenge of technology and science in support of the natural environment and all its inhabitants. (photos, maps, diagrams, reproductions, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A splendid narrative, subtitled ``Wrestling with the Mississippi,'' about a mighty river, from its formation, efforts to channel and change it, floods and other disasters, and future plans. Read full book review >