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 >

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A IS FOR AWESOME by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Not awe-ful. (Inspirational picture book. 6-8, adult)"
The creator of An Awesome Book! (2012) and its titularly similar companions offers an alphabet of uplift. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AWESOME BOOK OF LOVE! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"As with most books that have an inherent tension within, readers will either enthusiastically respond to this title, with its outsider, hipster vibe, or pass due to its lack of polish and resistance to easily fitting into any single reader category. (Picture book. All ages)"
Clayton, the former self-publishing phenom, continues his series of books about awesomely big concepts. Here, he proclaims and exalts love in language best described as rhyming stream of consciousness. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPER by Emma Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Mixing science-fiction ideas with the tension of a thriller guarantees reader approval. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
This sequel to The Roar (2009) finds twins Mika and Ellie and the other mutant children using their maturing superpower talents. Read full book review >

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LILY THE UNICORN by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"All will agree: Lily is lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Readers first see Lily the unicorn, a picture of exuberance in pink and blue, bounding across a field of flowers. She has energy and enthusiasm for many activities and friends—doesn't everyone? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1996

"The question remains: Will readers find it merely confusing and irritating—or sufficiently intriguing to come back for more?"
Another yarn with a portentous but essentially meaningless subtitle: the first of a trilogy from a veteran paperback author making her hardcover debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE by Mary Clayton
Released: April 17, 1996

"Murky but mildly engrossing."
Author of several historical novels under the name Mary Lide (Polmena Cove, 1995, etc.), Clayton turns here to present-day Cornwall and a contemporary protagonist—ex-Police Inspector John Reynolds—an early retiree and successful writer of detective fiction who lives alone in the once-thriving, now threadbare village of St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AWESOME BOOK! by Dallas Clayton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Share with your kid, or lay it on a new grad or parental unit for some literary feel-good action. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
An earnest invitation to dream big, dude, and then bigger yet. Read full book review >