Search Results: "Sally Pomme Clayton"


BOOK REVIEW

AMAZONS! by Sally Pomme Clayton
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2009

"The tales are potent, but the package is not. (notes on stories, bibliography, glossary) (Folktales. 7-10)"
An unfortunate mishmash of trivialized folktale, cutesy self-help and earnest advice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEK MYTHS by Sally Pomme Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"A well-crafted, straightforward collection of the myths everyone needs to know. (map, notes, index of gods and heroes, sources) (Mythology. 7-9)"
The fabled world of ancient Greece comes alive through these 10 myths that feature some of the most powerful gods, fearless heroes and amazing animals in literature. Read full book review >

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PERSEPHONE by Sally Pomme Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"A beautiful retelling of an enduring myth. (Picture book/mythology. 7-10)"
When Hades sees Persephone gathering flowers in a field, he carries her off to the underworld to be his queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Lynn Sherr
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"An intimately celebratory biography."
An award-winning journalist's revealing biography of Sally Ride (1951-2012), the first American woman in space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A perceptive, loving tribute. (timeline, index) (Biography. 10-13)"
A uniquely personal portrait of the United States' first woman in space, illustrated with sheaves of public and private photos. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY RIDE by Sue Macy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Macy's slim, empathetic account makes readers see the woman behind the achievement. (author's note, timeline, further reading and viewing, bibliography, source notes, index, endnotes) (Biography. 9-14)"
A fast-moving, straightforward and up-to-date biography of the first American woman astronaut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY ARNOLD by Cheryl Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Atmospheric and capturing the interplay of light and shadow, these fully convey mountain life and reveal Sally's robust personality early on. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Spending the summer with her grandfather, Jenny meets lots of neighbors in his hill country general store. Read full book review >

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SILLY SALLY by Audrey Wood
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"A surefire read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The characters in Wood's sunny, simple pen and watercolor illustrations fairly bounce off the page in this exuberant cumulative rhyme. Read full book review >

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CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND by Rita Williams-Garcia
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"Strong characterizations and vivid musical scenes add layers to this warm family story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An African-American youngster is happiest when he can play his harmonica with his bluesman grandfather until tragedy removes the music from his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIRTY SALLY by Michael Simon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Sure to return, Simon and Reles are two to watch. Here's hoping publishers don't pump the page count of future installments."
Promising debut thriller in which an Austin homicide detective investigates a few too many murders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUSTANG SALLY by Edward Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Fast-paced, observant, funny—a fine antidote to earnestness- -though it ultimately falls apart a bit straining for climax and closure."
Freewheeling satire of academic life and sex in the 90's by the author of Straight Through the Night (1990, not reviewed). Read full book review >