Search Results: "Nancy Hayashi"


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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THE FANTASTIC STAY-HOME-FROM-SCHOOL DAY by Nancy Hayashi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Transitional readers will enjoy the good fun enhanced by Hayashi's comical b&w drawings in this fast-paced, entertaining story. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Events ``gang a-gley'' when Leona and next-door neighbor Eddie plot to stay home from school. Read full book review >

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I CAN DO IT MYSELF! by Diane Adams
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2009

"The interplay between art and text will work well for the group reader who can enjoy the spontaneous giggles that will erupt at storytime or for one-on-one in-the-lap fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Emily Pearl is just big enough to terrorize the household with her can-do attitude: "And if just for one second her mom tries to help, / Emily says, ‘I can do it myself!' " As in this simple refrain, approximate and exact rhymes roll rhythmically along while Hayashi's watercolor, pen and colored-pencil art tells the real story. Read full book review >

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I KNOW IT’S AUTUMN by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This would go nicely with Cynthia Rylant's In November (2000) and Douglas Florian's Autumnblings (2003). (Picture book. 4-8)"
The dedication page and the one facing display pictures of a pumpkin and a gorgeous spray of chrysanthemums, so readers know right away they are in good hands. Read full book review >

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WANDA’S MONSTER by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A must for chasing away those nighttime jitters with a hearty dose of giggles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A wonderfully insouciant approach to taking care of those pesky critters that lurk in closets. 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 >

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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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 >

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RAYMOND AND NELDA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Even though the scheme appears not to work at first, the story, along with art by Hayashi, gives an easy grasp of both sides of the misunderstanding, and provides a way out for any reader in the same fix. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bottner's story of a friendship that has hit a snag is a very mild affair, as it doesn't present any new pathways to explore in this already heavily scrutinized terrain. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO HELP! by Diane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This misses the riotous humor and innocent naughtiness that make Olivia and Eloise such delicious fun. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Emily Pearl, that not-so-helpful but very independent girl, is back in her second outing, this time "helping" at school. Read full book review >

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WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY? by Kerry Arquette
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Working its way from the dog to the cat and on through a bee, a bear, an ant, a fish, and a bird, all bases are covered in this joyful romp. (Picture book. 3-5)"
All the animals on the farm are busy: the dog is deep into mischief, the cat is companionably teasing, whereas the pig practically glories in his cool mud, and all the other animals—and a child—report their activities in a swinging, compelling rhyme. Read full book review >

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MY TWO GRANDMOTHERS by Effin Older
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

Parents (and grandfathers, if any) stay in the background as a child gaily introduces her Grammy Lane and Bubbe Silver. Read full book review >