Search Results: "Niki Burnham"


BOOK REVIEW

ROMANCE
Released: May 5, 2008

"Often frankly sexy and peppered with teen-friendly references (hip slang, IM conversations), this box of candy for the lovelorn satisfies. (Fiction. YA)"
Four long stories, one by each author, all told in first person, all about teen heartbreak. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVO, ZAN ANGELO! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"From the reflective pastel light of Venice, to the expressive gestures of the performers, his talented brushwork will make readers appreciate not only the troupe, but also their creator. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Young Angelo's attempts to join his grandfather's commedia dell'arte troupe serve as a delightful introduction to this Italian Renaissance form of clowning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMELA! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Daly's warm illustrations support his persuasive premise that it takes a village to raise a child. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Creative Jamela's desire for a pair of fancy shoes leads to complications. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD BOB’S BROWN BEAR by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Young readers will want to bring a stuffed friend along when reading this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proclaiming that as a child he's never had a teddy bear to love, Old Bob is surprised with the gift of a brand-new bear on his birthday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REVELATIONS by Sophy Burnham
Released: Sept. 20, 1992

"Spiritual transcendence, sexual passion, and tragic betrayal make for a powerful brew—in a New Testament-inspired melodrama that's sure to gain the author an even greater following."
Bestselling Burnham—author of the nonfiction A Book of Angels and Angel Letters and more—continues to explore the power of spiritual inspiration in this compelling 50's-era tragedy— featuring a Virginia pastor who falls in love with a married woman and, partly through her, experiences God's presence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR ROAD by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2006

"Wonderful endpapers introduce each of the story's characters and bring the warmth and exuberance of the interior illustrations to the reader from start to finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Five short picture-book chapters celebrate life in a cozy neighborhood in Africa—presumably South Africa, where the author/illustrator draws his inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURPRISE! SURPRISE! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2017

"While repeated readings won't offer surprise, squeals of laughter are assured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The story opens with the trope of a longed-for child and has as many twists as a pig's tail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HERD BOY by Niki Daly
by Niki Daly, illustrated by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Affectionate and existential, Daly has well and fully caught Malusi's immediate circumstance and his horizons. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A day in the life and dreams of a young South African herding boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT’S COOKING, JAMELA? by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"This little girl is a charmer and so is her story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When her family purchases a young chicken, Jamela names her Christmas and enthusiastically helps to fatten her up for her namesake holiday. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREASURE OF MONTSÉGUR by Sophy Burnham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Burnham, who makes no secret of siding with the Cathars, mixes romance with religious history in an evocative prose that should thrill the spiritually intrigued."
Historical about a heretical sect of Catholics in 13th-century France, a tale imbued with Burnham's trademark enthusiasm for religious spiritualism (The President's Angel, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRESIDENT'S ANGEL by Sophy Burnham
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Her inspiration is palpable—but her story and characters remain pale images, never taking on real life or force."
The third and final entry in Burnham's self-proclaimed ``angel cycle'' (A Book of Angels; Angel Letters—not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO MORE KISSES FOR BERNARD! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"An amusing look at a childhood dilemma, nicely resolved. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Four squeaky, sticky, sneaky and smoochy aunts are too, too much for birthday boy Bernard. Read full book review >