Search Results: "Nancy Cote"


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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WATCH THE COOKIE! by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Serve this sweet friendship story with a fresh cookie and a glass of milk. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Mousey bravely defends his best friend's cookie from a host of hungry creatures. Read full book review >

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IT’S ALL ABOUT ME! by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A wonderfully sweet look at the challenges and benefits of adding children to the family, from the perspective of someone with experience. (Picture book. 2-8)"
A first-born child learns that family life just might not be all about him . . . and that might not be so bad. Read full book review >

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PALM TREES by Nancy Cote
by Nancy Cote, illustrated by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"A likable debut. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mama's at work, and the damp August air makes Millie's hair hard to fix by herself; still, she's pleased with the effect she creates with two rubber bands—until Renee laughs and says, ``You've got palm trees on top of your head.'' Mortified, Millie runs home, but she's soon followed by her friend, sporting three ``palm trees'' and prepared to spend the day playing with their hair. Read full book review >

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FLIP-FLOPS by Nancy Cote
by Nancy Cote, illustrated by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Appealing beach scenes in sunny colors take the lightweight concept as far as it can go, but amiably. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The premise is a bit of a stretch, but Cote's book about the creative potential inherent in even the most unpromising article—in this case a single flip-flop'speaks for wide applications. Read full book review >

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JACKSON’S BLANKET by Nancy Cote
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With a non-preachy and empowering ending, this story will certainly ring true to those ready (or not quite) to give up their loveys. (Picture book. 4-6)"
There's nothing not to like in this sweet tale of a boy who needs to give up his beloved blanket. Read full book review >

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THE LEPRECHAUN WHO LOST HIS RAINBOW by Sean Callahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"An endnote discusses rainbows and the use of Roy G. Biv as a handy tool for remembering a rainbow's individual colors. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Colleen's grandfather is set to play the bagpipes in the St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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GOOD NEIGHBOR NICHOLAS by Virginia Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A spoonful of sugar pleasantly offered. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Way I Act series makes no bones about its mission: character development, with special emphasis on moments of understanding, of connecting the dots. Read full book review >

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MRS. GREENBERG’S MESSY HANUKKAH by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Kids will be shaking their heads in mild amusement happy that Rachel's efforts do bring home the 'feel of Hanukkah.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
It's the first night of Hanukkah and Rachel, introduced in The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes (1997), is again looking to share it with her elderly neighbor, Mrs. Greenberg. Read full book review >