Search Results: "Peter Parnall"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROCK by Peter Parnall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"A lovely tribute to nature's orderly, thrifty ways. (Picture book. 5-10)"
In the manner of Woodpile (1990), still another observation of a particular site, presumably on his Maine farm, by this much- honored illustrator. Read full book review >

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WATER PUP by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 1993

"Occasional elegant full-page drawings. (Fiction. 8+)"
An enterprising young dog survives in the wild, is mistreated by a terrible master, then finds a loving home. Read full book review >

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STUFFER by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1992

"A quality successor to C. W. Anderson. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A realistic horse-story about the life of a modern-day Black Beauty. Read full book review >

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SPACES by Peter Parnall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"At his best, Parnell collaborates with the reader to create a drama in a setting that has an integrity built from page to page; here—disappointingly—he just suggests that readers add whatever occurs to them. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It could have been a good idea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSH CAT by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Several handsome drawings are included. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An illustrator with three Caldecott Honor books to his credit tries his hand at a novel with his favorite theme: the interrelationships of creatures living near his Maine farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TABLE WHERE RICH PEOPLE SIT by Byrd Baylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"More problematic are the illustrations: Peter Max-like psychedelia meets Outdoor Life in a fusion that crashes and burns. (Fiction/Picture book. 7-10)"

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR OWN BEST SECRET PLACE by Byrd Baylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1991

"An unusual, beautifully wrought concept book. (Picture book. 6-10)"
From a team with three Caldecott Honor books to their credit, a gentle exploration of how a particular place can have special meaning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOME A BIRD AND FLY! by Michael Elsohn Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Not essential but attractive, and a valid supplementary approach to the subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nicky likes to imagine flying like a bird; one day, his neighbor Avis tells him exactly how to become one: ``Close your eyes...let your thoughts take wing,'' and imagine growing lighter, more streamlined. ``Your heavy teeth fall out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER CUBED by Ken Goldberg
Released: Aug. 12, 2012

"A wild ride with a dark side that could be too much for some readers."
Goldberg's sequel to Peter Squared (2012) pushes the boundaries of the literary novel. Read full book review >