Search Results: "Oliver Ready"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Birgitta Sif
Kirkus Star
by Birgitta Sif, illustrated by Birgitta Sif
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A lovely gift—aglow with warmth and welcome—for those who feel, or have ever felt, different. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A delightful tale about a boy who is different and his discovery of a kindred spirit, gracefully written to celebrate dreamers and readers—and those who need not change to find friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Christopher Franceschelli
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The back of the book proclaims that what happens in this story is '[b]ecause miracles happen.' Children may not be so sure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picture-book minimalism is taken to an almost unnatural extreme with this avant-garde presentation of a very familiar concept. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER by Judith Rossell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Next time your child asks to shove a banana down the drain, go for it. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Oliver goes down the drain, literally… maybe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ZERO TRAIN by Yuri Buida
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2001

"A rich, provocative allegory (which might be compared with Victor Pelevin's The Yellow Arrow)—and a fine introduction to an important contemporary Russian writer."
This spare, swift 1993 novel explores the professional and emotional burdens borne by Ivan Ardyabev, a "railway forces private" assigned to a train settlement somewhere in rural Russia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"As a portrait of the emerging adolescent, it engages, even if it gives the effects of the kidnapping on its victim short shrift. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A girl loses her best friend when he's kidnapped by his father at 7 and must cope when he returns 10 years later. Read full book review >

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APRIL & OLIVER by Tess Callahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2009

"A portentous surfeit of sensitivity and smoldering overwhelms Callahan's genuine gifts of language and storytelling."
In a first novel suffused with grief and longing, childhood soul mates reconnect in the aftermath of a death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALICE & OLIVER by Charles Bock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"A stunning book about Alice and Oliver, yes, but also about the way illness shatters us all."
A literary novel about cancer and the way a husband and wife try to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY RABBIT GETS READY! by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Kids might want to make stuffed rabbit toys of their own after meeting this beguiling bunny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quirky story illustrated with photographs, a stuffed toy named Ready Rabbit invents wildly imaginative activities to delay getting ready for school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 24, 1995

"Codependent recipes render this book dysfunctional."
Schloss and Bookman (Fifty Ways to Cook Most Everything, not reviewed) have a firm vision of what we eat todaythey just don't understand how we cook it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNRAVELING OLIVER by Liz Nugent
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"The book works as a page-turner, but it's surprising that a screenwriter couldn't populate her book with a few more vivid characters."
This psychological thriller—a debut novel by an Irish TV and radio writer—is not a whodunit but a why'd-he-do-it. Read full book review >

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MAGGIE & OLIVER by Valerie Hobbs
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A touching and emotionally satisfying foundling tale. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
In 1905 Boston, a 10-year-old orphan finds herself on the streets (with a mysterious golden locket), as does a just-orphaned dog, in this heartwarming story about a search for home under rough conditions. Read full book review >