Search Results: "Ruth Sawyer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE RED HORSE by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 8, 1950

"Full of the wonder of the sea, this is just the book for children who live near the shore, especially in the Florida region as many of the shells found there are mentioned and described."
A sunshiny tale about surf, sea shells and horses — land (not real of course) and sea varieties. Read full book review >

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THE LUCK OF THE ROAD by Ruth Sawyer
Released: March 16, 1934

"Every bookshop has a list of customers, hard to please in the welter of modern fiction, for whom this is ideal."
The kind of old-fashioned sentiment with which few honest readers quarrel. Read full book review >

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THE ENCHANTED SCHOOLHOUSE by Ruth Sawyer
Released: April 1, 1956

"Readable."
A new fantasy by Ruth Sawyer has an Irish matrix as it reveals how small, timid Brian Boru took a small part of American by storm. Read full book review >

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Released: March 6, 1967

"In the words of Antonio, the wise guide, this is 'a gift between friends.'"
A year in Spain in the 1930s provided Ruth Sawyer with many of the folk tales and legends— The Frog, Juan Cigarron, The Three Kings Ride-which have become favorites in and out of the library; here she provides the story behind the stories within a personal narrative of a rich year. Read full book review >

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Released: March 11, 1964

"The quaint yarn of country folk in the stage coach days (which is also a brief nostalgic tribute to a mutt) is nearly plotless; it is easy reading and moving for it ends with the abrupt news of Daddles' death."
Daddles belonged to the Monroes, natives of a Maine village, who used him for hunting, but, for two summers, he lived with Snoodie and her brother Peterkin. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 7, 1960

"An unusual Christmas story which could become classic."
Ruth Sawyer, whose children's books have delighted several generations of young readers, now writes of Mexico and its link to the far east. Read full book review >

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OLD CON AND PATRICK by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 20, 1946

"One could wish for a sounder story on a handicapped child."
When young Patrick came to live with his grandfather he was well and whole. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1945

"Ruth Sawyer's reputation with the library story tellers will give this book more library market appeal than it might have under another author's name."
A Serbian Folk Tale, retold, and issued in a gift book — stocking size format on Flemish Book laid paper, and a type page that gives an impression of a private press job, perishable binding, paper on board, white with a decorative design in red and lettering in green — definitely a Christmas item for the holiday trade. Read full book review >

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THE LONG CHRISTMAS by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Oct. 24, 1941

"This collection includes the story of Lucifer's defeat on the first Christmas, the story of the Manx fiddler who fiddled for Batan, the story of the Three Kings and Antoninus the ooffer, stories from Breton, from Ireland, from Languedo and Spain and England and the Tirol, a Finnish gypsy tale and a tale from the Dolomites, and of course that story without which no collection of Christmas tales would be complete, The Voyage of the Wee Red Cap — and one true story of today."
Thirteen stories, most of them based on old legends about Christmas and mainly stressing the triumph of good over evil. Read full book review >

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TONO ANTONIO by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Jan. 1, 1934

"There is a Christmas spirit pervading the story which will make it a good holiday book."
An enchanting story of Spain today, and particularly of the small boy who set out with the goats for the city, to make some money for his poverty striken family in the mountain village. Read full book review >

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A COTTAGE FOR BETSY by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 1, 1954

"A 'let's pretend we're king and queen on holiday' story."
This doesn't measure up to those favorite Ruth Sawyer books, from Roller Skates of some years back to Maggie Rose and Journey Cake, Ho! more recently. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY CAKE, HO! by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Oct. 2, 1953

"When the trouble comes to the old woman Merry and her husband Grumble, and they must send Johnny away, his run home after Merry's parting gift and with pig, cow, sheep and chickens following, will have you panting at the end."
A rollicking, rhythmic mountain folktale tells of the wonderful way in which Johnny the bound out boy chased the Journey Cake all the way home and brought all the lost back to his keepers. Read full book review >