Search Results: "Pamela Marcantel"


BOOK REVIEW

AN ARMY OF ANGELS by Pamela Marcantel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"Historical fiction of the best kind: intelligent, lively, and persuasive."
A great sweep of a debut that vividly illuminates history and religious faith as it tells the story of Joan of Arc, the saint with an attitude, who restored France to the French. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOT, COLD, SHY, BOLD by Pamela Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"One picture that spans an entire spread—of two girls facing each other—is spoiled because the book's binding falls at a crucial area of the photograph; it shows that their 'how-do-you-do' faces are aimed not at each other, but at the buggy occupant of a jar. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A concept book in photographs that holds nothing new for those familiar with Tana Hoban's or Margaret Miller's work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MOUSE'S TALE by Pamela Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually appealing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her first solo effort, an accomplished illustrator (Stolz's fantasies; science books about animals) describes a mouse who, wanting to go to sea, considers many progressively smaller vessels (ship, ferry, rowboat, etc.) before imaginatively constructing her own boat of natural materials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY & LEO by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Invite young readers to talk about this visual feast for the imagination, and something magical may happen. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The bond between a child and a beloved stuffed lion is put to the test. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISPER by Pamela Zagarenski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Surreal, staggering mixed-media paintings make traveling across such beautifully varied and bizarre storyscapes exhilarating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A "magical book" on loan from her teacher loses its words on the trip home, so a little girl spins her own stories for each enchanting picture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BELINDA by Pamela Allen
by Pamela Allen, illustrated by Pamela Allen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1993

"Australian; perfect to share with a group. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Bessie milks Belinda every day, while Old Tom grows vegetables; but when Bessie goes to visit her daughter, Old Tom is to do the milking. ``There's a good girl,'' he croons, whereupon Belinda declares her intentions with ``one almighty kick.'' She's faster than he is, and also smart enough to snatch the carrot he offers before escaping. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CAT MAISIE by Pamela Allen
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A perfect blend of text and pictures to make an entertaining story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The big boy next door has a big dog named Lobo, but Andrew has no one to play with. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TILLMON COUNTY FIRE by Pamela Ehrenberg
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"A quiet tome that will require promotion if it is to find its select group of readers. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An introspective look at truth and consequences in small-town America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREASON'S GIFT by Pamela Belle
Released: March 22, 1993

"Barbe faithful and period-romance insatiables."
Fourth in Belle's 17th-century St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Yep, there's gold in them thar hills—but lots of dross as well. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Freelance travel-writer Petro journeys through Appalachia and the Deep South to visit storytellers and record their tales, with uneven results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILD OF VENUS by Pamela Sargent
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Like the previous installments, if anybody remembers that far back: all talk, no passion, with an anonymous planetscape and characters largely free of personality."
Belatedly wrapping up the trilogy (Venus of Shadows, 1988, etc.) about the terraforming of Venus, with some of the previous characters making minor reappearances. Read full book review >