Search Results: "Paula Fredriksen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1999

"Her several fictional interludes, which imagine the young Jesus in Jerusalem and the destruction of the city, add nothing to her story—indeed, they distract from an otherwise elegant work."
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BOOK REVIEW

NUTS by Paula Gerritsen
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Aesop's grasshopper should have been so lucky. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this triumphant, if unlikely, take on Matthew 6:26 ("They sow not, neither do they reap . . . yet your heavenly father feedeth them"), a mouse sets out to "reap" nuts from a distant tree, oblivious to warnings of a storm, a tractor and a dog in the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOT WHAT IT SEEMS by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Ultimately the book's concept is too thin and unlikely to sustain interest beyond one reading. (Picture book. 2-4)"
As the title indicates, nothing is what it seems in this Chilean import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I GROW UP by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"Love makes a family, but this may not be the best book to demonstrate this truism. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A duckling wants to be just like his porcine parents when he grows up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON JUMP by Paula Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jersey,'' they shouldn't all look like Guernseys)—but the idea is unusual, and the brightly colored, nicely designed illustrations have a merry verve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bearing a pole and a pack, Miss Heiferton arrives in time to draw then tenth and last turn for the moon-jumping contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARY MARY by Paula Bowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The glib ending notwithstanding, Mary's humorous tactics make her one of the more appealing barnyard brats around. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Animals fly the coop when Scary Mary ruffles her feathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LINE by Paula Bossio
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Though the art has its charms, the story, wordless as it is, unsettles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wordless tale with a trick ending. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LILY WOOL by Paula Vásquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Delightful. (Picture book. 3-6)"
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BOOK REVIEW

AMBER BROWN GOES FOURTH by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"Seasoned with puns and repartee, and leavened with a bit of insight, this easy chapter book is a thoroughly enjoyable read. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Now that her best friend has moved away, Amber (Amber Brown Is not a Crayon, 1994, etc.) is facing fourth grade and the difficulty of finding a new best friend in a class where everyone has already paired off. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THAMES DOESN'T RHYME WITH JAMES by Paula Danziger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"The YA equivalent of popcorn: After an hour, you'll forget you ever read it. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Teenage Kendra Kaye and her family fly to London for Christmas, where they'll see dreamboat Frank Lee, her family's summer house guest in New York in Remember Me to Harold Square (1987). Read full book review >