Search Results: "Nicola I. Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA'S GIRLS by Nicola I. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The voice may be adult, but the experience is recalled vividly enough to bring young readers along. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Warm memories of visits to Grandpa's house, laced with sentiment and sprinkled with Salish. Read full book review >

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SHIN-CHI’S CANOE by Nicola I. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"This gentle look at the residential school program concludes with the children's reassuring return to their loving family. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Shi-shi-etko (of the 2006 eponymous title) is returning for a second year to one of the Indian residential schools that the Native children of Canada were once required to attend. Read full book review >

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SHI-SHI-ETKO by Nicola I. Campbell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Except in the foreword, Campbell never mentions where the child is going—so Shi-shi-etko's sadness and determination will also resonate with any child who's had to leave a familiar world behind. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young Native American child prepares to leave home and family for compulsory Indian School in this quietly poetic Canadian import. Read full book review >

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FLUFF AND BILLY by Nicola Killen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A little forced at the end, but young children will recognize the issue and require no encouragement to chime in with Billy's lines. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a bit of elemental relationship-modeling, two active young penguins play together until a short-lived huff brings a temporary halt to the fun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

USE YOUR IMAGINATION by Nicola O'Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Visually irregular but satisfyingly victorious. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wolf coaxes a rabbit into a "Little Red Riding Hood" narrative. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S NEXT DOOR? by Nicola O'Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An adventure in interactive reading, like Hervé Tullet's Press Here (2011) but with a plot. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Doorways traced with a fingertip become die-cut portals on following pages as O'Byrne invites readers to help an errant crocodile find a suitable home. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT BAXTER by Nicola Edwards
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2004

"Cheerful. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bright colors in blunt shapes illustrate a new dog's charming insistence that he can't sleep alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT ME! by Nicola Killen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Playful and satisfying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This appealing import makes a couple of missteps but still merits consideration. Read full book review >

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GAIA WARRIORS by Nicola Davies
NATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"One could quibble with the weight given various topics, but overall this is an enjoyable and comprehensive summary marred only by its complete lack of documentation. (afterword, more resources, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Just in time for Earth Day comes this wide-ranging look at global climate change, which answers common questions and introduces people and organizations from around the world who are doing something about it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLESHMARKET by Nicola Morgan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Here's harrowing reading—made all the more so by the closing revelation that Knox and his practices are drawn from life. (historical note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
A psychological study made stomach-churningly intense by its squalid 19th-century setting and gruesome historical milieu. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 7, 1994

"For all her familiarity with the life and works, Beauman's approach, tone, and style are simply inappropriate."
Believing that Forster (1879-1970) wrote ``five of the greatest novels in our language,'' Beauman (A Very Great Profession—not reviewed, on women novelists) argues that they are the product of his long period of sexual repression, that finding ``sexual happiness'' at age 40 put an end to his fiction, turning him into a journalist, a sage, an academic, and a ``Closet Queen'' who spent his latter years in an extended furtive relationship with a bisexual married police officer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO FOR SORROW by Nicola Upson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Less a reconsideration of the plight of Victorian women and children via the story of Sach and Walters than a study of same-sex love and obsession focusing on Tey's relationships (Angel with Two Faces, 2010, etc.)."
Deep into her research regarding the lives of two executed baby killers, mystery writer Josephine Tey succumbs to a romantic crisis. Read full book review >