Search Results: "Owen Sheers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE BOOK by Owen Sheers
Released: Sept. 25, 2000

"If he can shuck off the affectations of writing-program poetry, Sheers has the potential to become a major voice."
A first volume by a highly regarded Fijian-Welsh poet, recent winner of a Vogue award for young writers. Read full book review >

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OWEN by Kevin Henkes
by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Kevin Henkes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A delectably amusing look at a true first love. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Owen loves his blanket "with all his heart.'' "Fuzzy'' goes where he goes and likes what he likes—"grape juice, chocolate milk...'' Leaning over the back fence, nosy Mrs. Tweezers "fills his parents in'' on various cures for Owen's affection—the "Blanket Fairy'' (Fuzzy survives safely inside Owen's pajama pants); the "vinegar trick'' (Owen finds a new favorite corner to cuddle). Read full book review >

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I SAW A MAN by Owen Sheers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"But these are small faults in the face of such a large talent as Sheers, a resourceful writer with a sharp eye for both the big picture and the lovely detail, such as 'tiny women lost in monstrous SUVs, their painted nails clutching the steering wheels like the feet of caged birds.'"
Accidental deaths in war and at home engender terrible lies and guilt in this highly original, engrossing literary thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2004

"A neat piece of creative nonfiction. (Map, photos)"
Poet Sheers, a descendant of his subject, lustrously re-creates the life of Reverend Arthur Cripps: poet, African missionary, thwarted father, a man about six leagues ahead of his European contemporaries. Read full book review >

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RESISTANCE by Owen Sheers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"Not really a conventional war drama, but an oblique, enigmatic ode to Welsh culture, landscape and loyalties."
In an atmospheric alternative history of World War II, the Nazis invade Great Britain, but a false peace lingers in one remote Welsh valley. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Their story is recapitulated in this volume, so even if they don't own the first, eager young readers can catch right up and be mesmerized, mystified and charmed. (natural history, maps, notes) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In 2005, this father-daughter team, with the ecologist and the photographer, chronicled the irresistible story of the baby hippopotamus, orphaned by the December 2004 tsunami, which imprinted on the more-than-a-century-old Aldabra tortoise in a nature preserve in Kenya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VIRGIL & OWEN by Paulette Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A story so simple it appears to only skim the surface, but it just might be what territorial toddlers need to hear. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A bow tie-resplendent penguin finds a fluffy polar bear and declares he is going to keep him. Read full book review >

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OWEN AND THE MOUNTAIN by Malachy Doyle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Greenfield's misty hills may inspire long thoughts, but Doyle is a better storyteller than this effort shows. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Atmospheric illustrations compensate, at least in part, for pedestrian prose in this metaphor-rich import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF OWEN by E.K. Johnston
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2014

"It may '[take] a village to train a dragon slayer,' but it takes an exceptional dragon slayer to deserve a village—and a storyteller—like this one. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
In an alternate world where humans and dragons battle over fossil fuels, the tale of one slayer and his bard becomes a celebration of friendship, family, community and calling. Read full book review >

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OWEN FOOTE, SOCCER STAR by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 1998

"With realistic black-and-white drawings to capture some of the action, this is a lightweight, neatly wrapped package of uplift. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A second grader sees adults making mistakes, and helps one grown-up get it right in this predictable empowerment story, a sequel to Owen Foote, Second Grade Strongman (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVVIE OWEN LIVED HERE by Sarah Dooley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

While the whistle at the paper mill in "Nabor-with-an-A" hasn't blown in a decade and most of the town's residents have moved to "Neighbor-with-an-E," 14-year-old autistic Livvie Owen is certain she keeps hearing it, even if no one believes her. Read full book review >

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OWEN FOOTE, SUPER SPY by Stephanie Greene
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A lighthearted spirit and smart dialogue will keep young readers chanting for more of this funny fellow, even if they do end up wearing underwear on their heads. (Fiction. 7-10)"
If wearing handmade camouflage underwear on your head makes you a great spy, then Owen Foote might just be the next 007, but Owen and his friends discover that maybe there is such as thing as knowing too much. Read full book review >