Search Results: "Nancy Coffelt"


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 >

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BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST!  by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A solid addition to storytime, as well as to the shelves of English teachers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An ingenious treatment of not only comparisons but also synonyms and antonyms that all the while exposes children to some fantastic vocabulary. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO CRIED WOOF by Nancy Coffelt
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"Coffelt (Tom's Fish, 1994, etc.) has created a story that, on the strength of its visuals, has definite kid-appeal, but it won't stand up to repeat readings. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The flat forms of folk art and a quirky palette, weighted toward the violet end of the spectrum, decorate the story of Ernie, the dog who won't stop barking. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Fun on many levels, this has a sure spot in classrooms and storytimes as fable, grammar lesson and wordplay all rolled into one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coffelt masterfully weaves a lesson in words around a familiar "Little Red Hen" moral, making this one entertaining teaching tool. Read full book review >

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PUG IN A TRUCK by Nancy Coffelt
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"A glossary wraps it up perfectly. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A friendly dog sees the world from the front seat of a tractor-trailer truck. Read full book review >

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LISTEN by Nancy Coffelt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 2009

"Strong characterizations and an unusual theme are highlights of this interesting effort aimed at very mature YA readers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Three emotionally damaged people are drawn together. Read full book review >

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UH-OH, BABY! by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"A sweet, simple story featuring a tenacious tot who is easy to love. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coffelt and Nash (Catch That Baby, 2011) join forces again to give readers another glimpse into the topsy-turvy world of an endearing toddler named Rudy. Read full book review >

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FRED STAYS WITH ME! by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"A gem. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The word "divorce" is never uttered in this charming story of a young girl who sometimes lives with her mom, and sometimes with her dad, but who never leaves the side of her affable dog Fred. Read full book review >

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CATCH THAT BABY! by Nancy Coffelt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Hysterical fun to share with the older siblings of all the Nudie Rudys out there, and for those Nudie Rudys as they outgrow this stage…but parents beware the power of suggestion and urge to imitate. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When bathtime is over, the whole family pitches in to help catch "Nudie Rudy," who hides to delay having to get dressed. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >