Search Results: "Sarah Stewart Taylor"


BOOK REVIEW

MANSIONS OF THE DEAD by Sarah Stewart Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2004

"It's daunting to read about so many well-intentioned citizens blithely lying to the police, and Sweeney's love life is treacly, but Taylor's on sure footing when she focuses on graveyard art, Victorian burial sites, and mourning brooches."
Is there room in the family plot for one more body? Read full book review >

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O’ ARTFUL DEATH by Sarah Stewart Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2003

"Taylor's debut offers pithy assessments of the Pre-Raphaelites, Tennyson, and Victorian mores, along with Christmas-card pretty scenes of winter in Vermont."
In this corner is tall, red-haired art historian Sweeney St. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Sarah Stewart Taylor
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Like Earhart herself, this book ought to soar exuberantly into the hearts of its readers. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
The Center of Cartoon Studies, producer of the critically lauded graphic biographies of Harry Houdini, Satchel Paige and Henry David Thoreau, adheres to the same winning formula with this charmer about famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Read full book review >

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STILL AS DEATH by Sarah Stewart Taylor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 2006

"Taylor, who seems to think Leningrad's Hermitage is in Moscow, might have been less concerned with Sweeney's love life and more diligent in her research. On the other hand, she does explain what canopic jars are—not once, but three times."
Which matters more: an engagement ring or a funeral brooch? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDENER by Sarah Stewart
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Small's marvelous pictures show the city in all its gritty variety- -pushcarts, pigeons, packing crates, fire escapes, awnings, nuns, bums, and dogs—and the scrawny, smiling bakery cat, Otis. (Picture book. 6+)"
This latest collaboration from Stewart and Small (The Library, 1995, not reviewed) is the Depression-era story of young Lydia Grace Finch, whose family's financial woes are the occasion for Lydia's extended stay in the city with dour Uncle Jim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY by Sarah Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2001

"Hannah's straightforward voice limns a warm appreciation for urban bustle while longing for, and loving, her much different rural life, with its strong religious and familial ties. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Young Hannah is visiting Chicago with her mother and her mother's friend, leaving their Amish farm for a week in the city. Read full book review >

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MAPLETON MURDERS by Sarah Jean Stewart
Released: June 18, 2012

"A clean, readable Christian mystery with an unsurprising outcome."
Stewart's novel is a classic murder mystery with a Christian bent set in an upstate New York town that is no stranger to corruption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUIET PLACE by Sarah Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A warm, gentle portrait of an immigrant's isolation and the ways that creativity and a loving family can offer both a safe haven and a bridge. (Picture book. 4-8)"
As in Stewart and Small's previous The Gardener (1997) and The Journey (2001), letters to a loved one become the vehicle for a girl to explore what she sees, feels and comes to understand upon leaving home for the first time. Read full book review >

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THE FRIEND by Sarah Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2004

A poor little rich girl, ignored by her busy parents, finds companionship with the family's live-in African-American housekeeper. Read full book review >

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IT’S HARD TO HURRY WHEN YOU’RE A SNAIL by Dorothy M. Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"A poster of Noah and the animals is included. (Religion/picture book. 3-5)"
A shy snail sets off on a mysterious journey in this story that concludes with the surprise appearance of Noah and his Ark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEATHERS by Melissa Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"The combination of thoughtful approach and careful crafting makes this an excellent resource for early nature study. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
An album of images and a simple text reveal that birds' feathers are far more versatile than one might expect. Read full book review >