Search Results: "Paula Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

RADIANCE DESCENDING by Paula Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"But if only for the authentic delineation of a loving family's coping with one member's special needs, this is a worthwhile, poignant story. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fox (The Eagle Kite, 1995, etc.) offers acute psychological insight into a boy's feelings of anger and rejection, fears about what his classmates will think, and his loss of ``normal'' family life when his brother, who has Down syndrome, is born. Read full book review >

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THE COLDEST WINTER by Paula Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2005

"The recent multitude of memoirists should take a page from Fox: Less really can be more."
Traveling in Eastern Europe just after the end of World War II, a young journalist sees destruction, desolation and despair, hears horrible stories, thinks about her own life, has an epiphany. Read full book review >

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AMZAT AND HIS BROTHERS by Paula Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Not to be missed. (Folklore. 8-12)"
A fine novelist passes along three stories told by Floriano Vecchi, born near Bologna (who heard them from his grandfather, b. 1850, who got them from his), explaining that these tales survive—with changes and additions in each generation—though Florian's village was destroyed in WW II. Read full book review >

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WESTERN WIND by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Another subtle and thoughtful novel from this fine author, with idiosyncratic, beautifully realized characters, vividly telling images, and a wise and compassionate view of the complexities of human nature. (Fiction. 10+)"
Even people of unusual intelligence and good will can encounter nigh-impossible choices. Read full book review >

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THE EAGLE KITE by Paula Fox
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1995

"Fans will want to read this; it has its heart-wrenching moments, but ultimately founders and disappoints. (Fiction. 11+)"
Liam's father is dying of AIDS and despite the lies told to him about tainted blood transfusions, Liam, 13, knows how he got it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY ISLAND by Paula Fox
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A fine author considers what it means to be a homeless 11- year-old in N.Y.C. Clay Garrity's dad, an art director, was out of work; Clay's mother trained for a good job—but it wasn't enough, especially with a baby coming. Read full book review >

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BORROWED FINERY by Paula Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Austere yet painfully moving: a refreshing contrast to the spate of whiny memoirs currently crowding bookstore shelves."
Acclaimed novelist Fox (Desperate Characters, reprinted 1999, etc.) describes with astonishing detachment a peripatetic childhood buffeted by the whims of her neurotic parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACES by Paula Fox
by Paula Fox, illustrated by Karla Kuskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A fascinating look at an overlooked part of nature. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What leaves bubbles of water and air on a lily pond? Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE SWINEHERD AND OTHER TALES by Paula Fox
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The whimsical, childish quality of the pictures nicely matches the text; the humor is dry and the poignancy understated. (Folklore. 8-12)"
Fables, first published in 1978, appear in a newly illustrated edition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MESSY JESSE by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"A lighthearted story that toddlers will relate to. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A picture book about the joys of messy play. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES UP by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Bowles' visual message is strong, but it's too bad she relies on bromides in her prose. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It takes a village of curious children to cheer up a sad dragon. Read full book review >

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CHOOSE YOUR DAYS by Paula Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2016

"This is the kind of book that will stick with readers, a meditation that they may not understand now but that, if digested, could have magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of Old Bear, Corky lives her life intentionally. Read full book review >