Search Results: "Sarah Garland"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2009

"A valuable exploration of an important cultural phenomenon, but Garland's sympathy for her subjects occasionally clouds her examination of the gangs' seemingly pointless sadism."
Startling revelations of how bigotry and gang violence are transforming once-bucolic suburbs. Read full book review >

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BILLY AND BELLE by Sarah Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Very nice. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Published in England in 1992, this American edition of a warmhearted picture book is sure to offer reassurance and comfort. Read full book review >

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BILLY AND BELLE by Sarah Garland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1992

"But: it's an obviously British book with universal appeal, and multicultural is in—so why these clumsy efforts to deny the authentic setting? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Today Belle is going to school with big brother Billy for the first time, because Dad (who is black) is taking ``Mom'' (blond) to the hospital: a new baby is coming. Read full book review >

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TEX THE COWBOY by Sarah Garland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"Parodic sketches of the Old West, with a cowhand's understated sense of humor. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Six chapters (with old-fashioned titles, e.g., ``Tex and Bad Hank) in the life of Tex, a hapless cowboy with a drooping mustache, and his horse Gloria. Read full book review >

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AZZI IN BETWEEN by Sarah Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A positive but not blandly idealized portrayal of challenges displaced people face. (Graphic picture book. 7-9)"
Though given a British setting, this sensitive tale of a young war refugee slowly adapting to a new life will strike chords of sympathy and recognition almost anywhere. Read full book review >

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EDDIE'S TOOLBOX AND HOW TO MAKE AND MEND THINGS by Sarah Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Garland packs a lot of learning into her good-hearted tale of friendship and helping. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Eddie gets the opportunity to help new neighbors with their fixer-upper house and to make a haven for the birds. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Sure to be a hit with young cooks. (recipes) (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's Grandad's birthday, and Eddie's mum has completely forgotten. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"A useful journalistic examination of a troubling societal phenomenon."
A freelance journalist from Louisville, Ky., returns home to chronicle litigation that would end public school desegregation—a lawsuit filed by African-American parents on behalf of their children. Read full book review >

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DASHING DOG! by Margaret Mahy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Give that dashing dog a bone. (Picture book. 3-6)"
No one can string together a set of rollicking rhymes quite like the talented Mahy (Down the Dragon's Tongue, 2000, etc.), author of over 150 works for children. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"From the beaver's coat to the tiger lily's petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper. (Picture book/early reader. 4-8)"
Take a conventional story, add a new art technique—and voilà, a striking picture book is born. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S TRACTOR by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

A grandfather and his grandson share the sweetness of reminiscence and evoke a bygone era. Read full book review >

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MISS SMITH AND THE HAUNTED LIBRARY by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"It's rare for books about the magic of reading to be themselves magical, and this, alas, is no exception. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Miss Smith takes her class to a spooky old library, the kids are dubious; they get downright anxious when librarian Ms Creeper reads a few characters out of Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook: the Hound of the Baskervilles, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dracula, etc. Fright turns to fun when Ms Creeper passes out cookies and cider. Read full book review >