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

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

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 >

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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 >

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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

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)"
Don't judge a sheep by its cover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS by Paula Weston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Generic and grisly. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Mysterious Rafa arrives, putting everything and everyone 18-year-old Gaby knows at risk. Read full book review >

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THE HEMINGWAY BOOK CLUB OF KOSOVO by Paula Huntley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"Powerful and bleak: Huntley doesn't see much but bones for the Kosovars to be gnawing on in the near future."
Diary detailing a charged and watchful year living in Kosovo directly after the Serbs' retreat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REAL JANE AUSTEN by Paula Byrne
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Her exquisite novels remain the major source of fascination with Jane Austen."
For Austen obsessives, this latest study offers a few flashes of revelation amid long stretches of minutiae. Read full book review >

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POLIO, THE A-BOMB AND ME by Paula Viale
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2016

"A surprisingly uplifting and moving depiction of courage in the face of a physically challenging childhood."
A survivor of a polio outbreak in California transports readers back to a time before the Salk vaccine rid the country of the scourge. Read full book review >