Search Results: "Nancy Price Graff"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

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THE THING ABOUT GEORGIE by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"If a trifle earnest—every problem clearly presents an opportunity for Georgie to learn and grow—this is nonetheless a compelling portrayal of dwarfism, differences and growing up. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Georgie is a dwarf, and Andy, his best friend, doesn't seem to care. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE DOG DARE by Lisa Graff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"With two equally compelling protagonists to root for and plenty to make kids laugh, this is sure to resonate with and entertain young readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Media Club becomes "a place of battle" when the time comes to select a news anchor for the spring semester. Read full book review >

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UMBRELLA SUMMER by Lisa Graff
FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"A welcome and sensitive addition to collections dealing with grief, this is also an appealing and moving choice for readers seeking a dose of feel-good reality fiction. (Fiction. 8 & up)"
Four months ago Annie Richards's 11-year-old brother Jared died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition. Read full book review >

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THE OTHER FELIX by Keir Graff
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"This thoughtful, whimsical story promises rewards for those patient readers who stick with Felix till the end. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An allegorical tale about friendship, fear, happiness and hope. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS MARRIAGE FOR? by E.J. Graff
NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 1999

"Overall, she has produced a well-organized work of thoughtful popular history that displays considerable wit and verve, and that is in equal measure instructive and entertaining."
Why wed? As a financial investment? To have sex? To reproduce the species? To link two families together? This highly informative and enjoyable romp through the history of marriage in Western Europe and the United States looks at all these reasons and more. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 28, 2011

"There's solid storytelling at work here—and quite a story to tell, too."
Action-filled, richly detailed portrait of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its new guise—charged not just with solving crimes already committed, but now with preventing at least some of them. Read full book review >