Search Results: "Olive Senior"


BOOK REVIEW

ANNA CARRIES WATER by Olive Senior
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"When water easily comes out of a faucet, young readers rarely think about the difficult chore of carrying water, but they will empathize with Anna's desire to reach an important milestone. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Anna, the youngest in a large family, desperately wants to carry her coffee can of water on her head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY SUIT by Olive Senior
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"So happy, it'll give readers and listeners the urge to visit (with or without their clothes). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who needs swimming trunks? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO CORNERS FOR THE DEVIL by Olive Etchells
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Etchells (The Jericho Trumpet, 1996, etc.) couples the harrowing ordeal of a likable family with an artful mystery."
After moving to the idyllic Roseland peninsula of Cornwall to escape urban crime, the Baxter family is implicated in a murder when its youngest son, Ben, finds a body on the beach. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OVER IN THE MEADOW by Olive A. Wadsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Rojankovsky edition (1957, 1985), or Ezra Jack Keats's self-consciously arty version (1971). (Picture book. 4-6)"
The animal cast of this 19th-century counting rhyme has been subject to many variations; here, Vojtech (Tough Beginnings: How Baby Animals Survive, 2001, etc.) chooses a set and arranges them on oversized pages in intimate gatherings of smiling, smoothly painted single-parent families. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

3 GO TO LONDON by Oakley Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"At best a low-rent alternative to Jennie Maisels' Pop-Up London (2012). (Novelty. 6-8)"
A tour bus assembled from punch-out parts caps a whirlwind spin from the Tower to Buckingham Palace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL JOY AND NO FUN by Jennifer Senior
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Senior could have made this book twice as long given the minefield parents and their kids face, but what she did produce is well-considered and valuable information."
What can we learn from studying the effects of children on parents? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM MY WINDOW by Olive Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1995

"An amiable book and wintry tribute to one of childhood's happiest experiences. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Looking out the windows of his building in a multi-ethnic brownstone neighborhood on the morning after a snowstorm, a delighted little boy sees snow-covered buildings and trees, adults digging out, children playing, snowplows, salt trucks, and finally a friend with a sled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAVING COLD SASSY by Olive Ann Burns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 1992

"Kenison's tribute to Burns, a gentle, gallant woman, comprises half of the book. (Eight-page photo insert)"
In 1984, the late Burns (d. 1990) published Cold Sassy Tree—a spirited, southern small-town rural tale with robust characters and a regional period (1906) diction that was as tangy and real as grits. Read full book review >