Search Results: "Paul Stickland"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE BEAR, ONE DOG by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"A good idea sabotaged by poor design. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Stickland (Dinosaur Stomp!, 1996, etc.) has produced a counting/animal-naming rhyme, with a small Mylar mirror mounted on the last page so that readers can get a peek of themselves at the end of the parade of cheerful animals that prance across the pages: ``One bear, one dog, one mouse, one frog.'' A charming, simple notion, useful to accustom youngsters to left-to-right sequencing (each new animal appears at the right of the spread), but some pages are so carelessly laid out that there are large areas of white space on the left, while the animals are crowded into the righthand page (viewers never see more than the head and forefeet of the moose, eighth in line). Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR STOMP! by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"These dinos are swell, even if they won't be around long enough to fossilize. (Pop-up. 3-6)"
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BEARS! by Paul Stickland
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A little odd, but pretty funny. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bouncily surreal rhyming tale, drenched in golden-brown bearish hues. Read full book review >

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ONE BEAR, ONE DOG by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Sturdy enough for small hands and short enough for repeated bedtime readings. (Board book. 1-4)"
Animals enter one by one to join the parade as they march, jump, and creep their way across the pages of this sturdy board book. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS BEAR by Henrietta Stickland
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"An inviting book that satisfies to the end, when Cub curls up cozily with his parents and his new treasure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Alice-like, the polar bear cub slips into a hole in the snow—and falls down, down into Santa's book-lined, toy-bedecked office. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ROAR! by Paul Stickland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Crafty details like these transform what might otherwise be just another look at the oldest cast of characters in children's literature into a visual extravaganza. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection) (Fiction/Picture book. 3-6)"
They're going to discover Barney soon enough, if they haven't already, so parents may want to head them off at the pass with this cast of dinosaurs who are as diverse and rife with character as Barney is, well, purple. Read full book review >

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THE DARKENING LEAF by Caroline Stickland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 1996

"A surprise-free zone with all the twists and turns of a yardstick, but Philobeth and some of the secondary characters (Philobeth's offbeat father, for example, and the wily Mahala) lend a refreshing, original note."
Once again, British writer Stickland (The Standing Hills, 1986, not reviewed) tackles 19th-century Dorset and spunky heroines—in this cookie-cutter (but reasonably likable) tale of love lost and love regained. Read full book review >

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AN ANCIENT HOPE by Caroline Stickland
Released: May 16, 1994

"A graceful, unhurried romance and domestic drama."
Mid-19th-century Dorset again, with the author of The Darkness of Corn (1992), etc., featuring once more an attractive heroine chafing against gender-imposed idleness. Read full book review >

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THE DARKNESS OF CORN by Caroline Stickland
Released: May 23, 1991

"Strickland writes with the sinewy simplicity and chimney-corner warmth of a riveting storyteller."
Strickland (The Standing Hills, 1987) offers another fine English rural village tale of the 19th century—a time when marriage for some women could be a vise, forever set in place by the ancient taboos and mores of an isolated society. Read full book review >

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PAUL AUSTER
by J.W. Bonner

We live our lives mostly in the moment, but also attendant to the question of what if?— what if we had lived in that town rather than the one I know? what if my father (or mother) had died? what if my parents had divorced? what if I had attended school X rather than school Y? what if I ...


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PAMELA PAUL
by Claiborne Smith

Readers who know Pamela Paul’s books before she became the editor of the New York Times Book Review know that they are serious works of nonfiction: The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony (2002), Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families (2005), and Parenting, Inc.: How the Billion-Dollar Baby Business Has Changed the Way ...


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