Search Results: "Pamela Curtis Swallow"


BOOK REVIEW

IT ONLY LOOKS EASY by Pamela Curtis Swallow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"For light-hearted readers reluctant to truly examine moral conflicts, and wanting fiction that takes place in a safe world, this does the job. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Nothing could be more crucial than the start of seventh grade thinks Kat, but when Cheddar, the family dog is in a life-threatening accident, Kat goes off the rails. Read full book review >

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GROUNDHOG GETS A SAY by Pamela Curtis Swallow
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A wonderful update to your tired old Groundhog Day section, this begs to be performed as reader's theater. (Picture book. 5-10)"
It's Feb. 3rd and no one is paying any attention to Groundhog when just yesterday everyone wanted his weather report. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"An interesting, important subject drowned by digression and unconvincing interpretation."
Cappello (English and Creative Writing/Univ. of Rhode Island; Called Back: My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life, 2009, etc.) meditates on swallowing and an important American doctor. Read full book review >

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SWALLOW by Sefi Atta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Atta writes lyrically and eloquently about ordinary life."
Atta (Everything Good Will Come, 2007) focuses on two women fighting against sexual harassment and trying to make a meaningful life in Nigeria. Read full book review >

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SWALLOW SUMMER by Charles R. Brown
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"If Brown teaches his university classes with the same relaxed aplomb with which he delivers this study, then he, unlike the swarming cliff swallow, is a rare bird. (photos, not seen)"
Out there in the brute world, Brown (Biology/Univ. of Tulsa), a former curator of ornithology at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, encounters rape and pillage, parasitism and unbridled egotism—just another day in the life of the cliff swallow. Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER PAMELA by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 24, 1950

"A crazy world seen through untutored eyes."
A slightly buriesquad projection of the Pamela theme to a modern setting- a California ranch estate, presided over by an eccentric multi-millionaire, a lady devoted to good works and radical schemes. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

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THE SWALLOW by Charis Cotter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Middle-grade storytelling at its very best—extraordinary. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Spooky tension, friendship and compassion permeate this exquisitely plotted middle-grade ghost story. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS SWALLOW by Julia Golding
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Forget the predictable and clichéd love story; read for the social commentary. An insightful, engaging portrait of a high-fantasy society in the midst of social change. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This gentle tale, set in the world of Dragonfly (2009), offers a fresh take on high-fantasy conventions. Read full book review >

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SWALLOW THE LEADER by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Nothing fishy here: it's a delish addition to storytime collections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming sea creatures count to 10 and back again. Read full book review >