Search Results: "Phyllis Tickle"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2001

"Thoughtful and instructive, but Tickle makes the faith she practices seem awfully easy, and in her depiction reality is almost uniformly sunny and inspiring."
Citing encounters with seminal individuals, transforming experiences, and enlightening epiphanies, noted religious authority Tickle (God-Talk in America, 1997) relates how she came to live a life shaped by prayer and spirituality. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Her intent is that her collection can be used by families of any religion. (Nonfiction. 2-5)"
The Divine Hours is a popular series of prayer manuals for adults written by Tickle, a well-known religious educator. Read full book review >

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GOD-TALK IN AMERICA by Phyllis A. Tickle
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"A graphic expression of the superficiality of the current American religious situation."
Religious publishing, TV, and now the Internet have radically altered theological discourse in this country over the last 50 years, argues Tickle, who sees the developments as a vindication of all that the Reformation and American individualism stand for. Read full book review >

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MEET DIZZY DINOSAUR! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Tailor-made for ticklers and ticklees alike. (Picture book. 1-3)"
From authorial pseudonym on, an invitation to interact with a jolly red dinosaur. Read full book review >

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FISH ON A DISH! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bouncy underwater fun. (Picture book. 2-5) "
A trio of peppy penguins has a surprisingly hard time catching a fish for dinner. Read full book review >

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GRANDMOTHER WINTER by Phyllis Root
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"EWSLUGp1997 will find the contrast of personalities amusing. (Picture book. 6-7)"
Root (Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones, 1998, etc.) presents Winter as a motherly old woman gathering up goose feathers during spring and summer, then making a white quilt that she shakes out, covering the land with snow. Read full book review >

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HEART OF RED IRON by Phyllis Gotlieb
Released: March 20, 1989

Sequel to O Master Caliban! (1976): a bubbling stew of ecological experiments, sentient machines, aliens and clone/family rivalries. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT EYE by Phyllis Shalant
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Lucy's story is touching, and not without hints of complexity. (Fiction. 11+)"
Lucy Rising, budding poet, is having a tough summer before eighth grade. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF READING PROUST by Phyllis Rose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"Perhaps the best part of the book is its opening chapter, in which Rose, having overcome her own inability to penetrate Proust, explains richly how one can do so, and why it is worthwhile."
Proust is less the subject of Rose's pleasurable, rambling memoir than its guiding spirit, whose wisdom and worldview Rose invokes as she reviews the travails and satisfactions of a year in her life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Insightful, encouraging, and universally practical."
A New York Times business reporter shares her wisdom on creating and completing that elusive back-burner dream project. Read full book review >