Search Results: "Nancy Bo Flood"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE'S A WALRUS IN MY BED! by Ciara Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A humorous bedtime story that children will recognize as a twist on their own experiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's hard to sleep in a new bed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2010

"Important reading for anyone who cares about cities and how they are governed."
A Bronx-based journalist examines the epidemic of fires that swept New York City in the 1960s and '70s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INFINITE SKY by C.J. Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"Readers who don't need endings tied up with tight little bows will find much to think about here. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Tragedy emerges from the commonplace miseries of everyday life in this evocative mood piece. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"When the author's preaching gives way to his passion for golf, the story has moments as elemental and sustaining as the warmth of a fire in the clubhouse hearth."
Well-traveled words of wisdom—a whole bushelful—filtered through the life and times of a sagacious golf caddie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOLLOW THE WIND by Bo Links
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1995

"Affecting portrait of a dreamlike world sure to be embraced by all avid golfers and everyone who wishes to understand their obsession."
A charming, sentimental first novel about a young man's journey into golf heaven. Read full book review >