Search Results: "Ruth Sawyer"


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THE LEAST ONE by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Oct. 17, 1941

"A story that might, perhaps, be better read aloud or told to children, since vocabulary and thought seem frequently above the age level of the interest."
It takes a very special sort of skill to interweave fantasy and realism and Ruth Sawyer has that skill. Read full book review >

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THIS WAY TO CHRISTMAS by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Jan. 1, 1916

"The beloved Maginel Wright Barney illustrations in full color have nostalgic value for those who knew the book a generation ago but may seem old-fashioned today."
Another showing of this pleasant Christmas story, first published in 1916. 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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MAGGIE ROSE by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Sept. 17, 1952

"September publication of a Christmas tale."
Maggie Rose is almost too good to be true, but Ruth Sawyer's unfailing magic makes her real, and brings smiles and tears to her readers. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >