Search Results: "Nancy Kricorian"


BOOK REVIEW

ZABELLE by Nancy Kricorian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Zabelle's childhood is the most fully embroidered section here, with all that follows offering only flashes of insight into the full complexity of character and family that Kricorian might have made far more rich and real."
Poet Kricorian's first novel offers a tender but thin portrait of an orphaned Armenian woman who starts over again in America but has a life there as mother, wife, and grandmother that's steeped in sorrow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE LIGHT THERE WAS by Nancy Kricorian
Released: March 12, 2013

"More chronicle than plotted narrative, this is conventional, moderate fare, although Kricorian's intermittently graceful prose can sometimes distract from the predictability and romantic soupiness."
One more account of the four-year occupation of Paris in World War II, this time seen through the eyes of an Armenian teenager morphing from clever child to heart-torn woman. Read full book review >

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It seems inevitable the phrase “vast right-wing conspiracy” will pop into your head while reading Duke University historian Nancy MacLean’s disquieting Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. After all, the phrase made famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s popped into MacLean’s head a few times while she researched and wrote her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALL KINDS OF KISSES by Nancy Tafuri
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2012

"Many bedtime books featuring animal sounds exist, but few are executed with such skill; this one has the potential to become a classic. (Picture book. 1-4)"
That picture-book master for the very young, Caldecott Honoree Tafuri (Have You Seen My Duckling?, 1985), proves the barnyard a fertile setting in her latest offering. Read full book review >

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TUMFORD'S RUDE NOISES by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Well-intentioned, though not well-thought-through. Tum's not worth your time. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kitty cat (and human boy stand-in) Tumford Stoutt learns a lesson about rude noises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO FAIR SCIENCE FAIR by Nancy  Poydar
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"A great book for sharing with classes on many levels, this is both a good primer for science fairs and for skills such as being a good friend, appreciating differences and persistence. (Picture book. 6-9)"
School stories are Poydar's niche, and this latest fits right in, addressing the (n)ever-popular science fair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY’S AMAZING IMAGINATION! by Nancy Carlson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Readers will realize along with Henry's classmates that brightening someone's day with a stretch of the imagination is a gift. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Henry's imagination has a way of shanghaiing the truth during show-and-tell. Read full book review >

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IT’S TIME FOR SCHOOL WITH TALLULAH by Nancy Wolff
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2007

"Designed to demonstrate that school and learning are fun, this perky primer of pretend school will be reassuring to preschoolers who are anxious about the experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Spunky Tallulah, from Tallulah in the Kitchen (2005), dusts the flour from her cat paws and exchanges it for blackboard chalk dust in a classroom because, after all, she was born to teach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROWN ON YOUR HEAD by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"An inspirational message that needs to be a little more earthbound. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Every child is unique and special and loved, and one is told so, over and over, in this sentimental ode. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE GOOSE by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"A nice enough title to guide young children's understanding of color blending, but not a standout. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Leave it to a gaggle of brightly hued barnyard fowl—including, in addition to the eponymous goose, Yellow Chick, Red Hen and White Duck—to paint their drab environment while the farmer (named Gray, of course) is away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG STORM by Nancy Tafuri
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Just in time for summer thundershowers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a storm starts to brew, the forest animals all take cover in a cave. Read full book review >