Search Results: "Nancy Price Graff"


BOOK REVIEW

TAKING WING by Nancy Price Graff
ANIMALS
Released: May 23, 2005

"When Gus 'forgives' Mr. Lavictoire, we sense that he—and perhaps the author—have missed the point. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Faulty characterizations mar this WWII-era story about a boy who raises a clutch of duck eggs after the mother duck is killed. Read full book review >

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A LONG WAY HOME by Nancy Price Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

Although it is seven years since US troops left Vietnam, the people of Sharon, a small Vermont town, are still fighting the war, and newcomer Riley gets pulled into the conflict. Read full book review >

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THE CALL OF THE RUNNING TIDE by Nancy Price Graff
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"An unusually evocative portrayal of a region. (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
A sympathetic, realistic portrait of a lobster-trapping family on Swan's Island, Maine, showing their activities throughout the year. Read full book review >

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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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IN THE HUSH OF THE EVENING by Nancy Price Graff
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 31, 1998

"Children worried by night noises may find a comforting antidote in the whispered lines of poetry, but the softly-lit images will also dispel the shadows of the imagination. (Picture book. 2-5)"
An absorbing poem to night speaks to the acuity of hearing that comes when a blanket of darkness falls across the landscape. 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT WOMAN by Nancy Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 1992

"Don't even wait for the movie."
Following up on her 1987 novel Sleeping with the Enemy (made into a star vehicle for Julia Roberts), Price returns with a terrific suspenser with a softly ironic fade-out—and a lust for mainstream status. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANCY KNOWS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Pure fascination. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Nancy is an elephant who has forgotten something, and she just can't remember what it could be. Read full book review >

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NANCY CLANCY, SUPER SLEUTH by Jane O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2012

"Nancy is one sassy gumshoe. Her fans will enjoy growing up with her. (Mystery. 7-10)"
Fancy Nancy is back, this time in a chapter book. Read full book review >

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NANCY, THE LITTLE GOSLING by Eve Tharlet
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Upbeat and mildly entertaining, but without dramatic tension, providing the reader with a resolution that is more pat than satisfying. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Tharlet's illustrations outshine her text in this gentle but rather flat story of an unconventional gosling who pursues her own dream. Read full book review >