Search Results: "Nancy Tillman"


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 SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The illustrations have an appealing, surrealistic quality, but the caliber of the text is uneven. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bestselling author Tillman offers a dreamlike interpretation of the collective spirit that permeates the holiday. Read full book review >

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YOU'RE HERE FOR A REASON by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Patchy work, both visually and teleologically. (Picture book. 6-8) "
The sultana of high-fructose sentimentality reminds readers that they really are all that. Read full book review >

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TUMFORD THE TERRIBLE by Nancy Tillman
ANIMALS
Released: May 24, 2011

"Stick with the genuinely kid-friendly likes of Samantha Berger's Martha Doesn't Say Sorry (2009). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A well-intended morality tale. Read full book review >

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THE HEAVEN OF ANIMALS by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"For Tillman, predictability and preciosity have been profitable, and this is likely to be another best-seller to add to her list. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fans of Tillman's sentimental rhyming couplets, pretty pictures and relentlessly positive worldview will welcome this vision of a happy heaven populated by pampered pets, ethereal angels and friendly animals of all sorts. Read full book review >

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WHEREVER YOU ARE by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"If parents want their children to feel loved, a better bet would be to find a book they'll both enjoy and share it together. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Parents and grandparents with a sweet tooth will likely lap up the latest in Tillman's string of sentimental favorites. Read full book review >

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ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Perfect for lap sharing with a beloved little one. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child: "On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same.' " The wind and the rain whispered the new babe's name, causing animals all over the world to rejoice. 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 >

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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 >

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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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ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN by Nancy Tillman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's a tasteful and loving adaptation; those who love the original book will find much to admire here. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A digital adaptation of the New York Times best-seller. 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 >