Search Results: "Ruth Sawyer"


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THE WAY OF THE STORYTELLER by Ruth Sawyer
Released: March 20, 1942

"Fascinating reading and first rate material."
A sound and inspiring review of story telling, its history, its rewards, what can be learned about it and what can't. Read full book review >

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JOY TO THE WORLD by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 15, 1966

"The delicate black and brown ink drawings by Trina Schart Hyman incorporate attractive peasant stylization, but are secondary to the text."
From the very well-known author/storyteller—a spread of six unusual and varied Christmas stories from five nations, each introduced by an appropriate carol. Read full book review >

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ROLLER SKATES by Valenti Angelo
Released: Oct. 16, 1936

"An interesting picture of New York 40 odd years ago."
This might be sold as non-fiction as we are told it is autobiographical. 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 >

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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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THE CHRISTMAS ANNA ANGEL by Kate Seredy
Released: Oct. 20, 1944

"Anna finds her Anna Angel and it is the Anna Angel who makes the dreamed-of cake possible."
A Christmas story of sher loveliness for any age. Read full book review >

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YEAR OF JUBILO by Edward Shenton
Released: Oct. 11, 1940

"A grand, human story, beautifully written, with lots of humour, and breathing the salty, foggy air of Maine."
More about Lucinda of Roller Skates. 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: 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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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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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: 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 >