Search Results: "Sarah Wilson Etienne"


BOOK REVIEW

JUNE IS A TUNE THAT JUMPS ON A STAIR by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 1992

"Nice. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
``It's a day for a cone,/for a plum/or a peach,/a warm- spoony day/for a run/on the beach,/where a ball/hits the clouds,/where the sky tips/the sea,/where we jump/for the water,/one, two, three!'' Thirty-one childlike poems about everyday things—weather, growing, seasons, night—as lighthearted and easily accessible as the author's illustrations of merry tots and their animal friends. Read full book review >

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HARBINGER by Sara Wilson Etienne
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"It's unfortunate that the more positive aspects of the novel are diluted by a confusing plot that takes too long to work itself out and has the potential to leave readers scratching their heads at the end. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Debut author Etienne's novel tells the story of Faye Robson, a 16-year-old girl plagued by mysterious "episodes" and shipped off to Holbrook Academy by her parents, ostensibly for her own good. Read full book review >

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LOTUS AND THORN by Sara Wilson Etienne
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 7, 2016

"An ambitious, action-filled adventure that chronicles one girl's rebellion and the world-shaking revelations that follow. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
An outcast discovers new worlds in the old one's wreckage. Read full book review >

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NIGHT CIRCUS by Etienne Delessert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Children who have not yet gained a sense of irony will particularly enjoy the seemingly random but carefully delineated juxtaposition of image and idea. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A modern master of surrealism presents an astonishing traveling circus. Read full book review >

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THE DAY WE DANCED IN UNDERPANTS by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Not a necessity, but a colorful summertime beat-the-heat story—and what child can resist a story about skivvies? (Picture book. 4-7)"
I see London, I see France, I see Papa's underpants! Read full book review >

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LOVE AND KISSES by Sarah Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Sendak team and Elizabeth Winthrop's Sloppy Kisses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Small, sweet, and silly, Wilson's book exhorts readers to "Blow a kiss and let it go. / You never know how love will grow." Read full book review >

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GEORGE HOGGLESBERRY, GRADE SCHOOL ALIEN by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This is so over-the-top that it may well make such differences easier to deride. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This "first day at a new school" tale doesn't ring true. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Perhaps Kilcommons and Wilson's work with dogs is magical, though thoughtful trainers will say that's half the equation; the admittedly more troublesome half, their handling of the owners, could use a fair amount of polishing. (b&w photos) (Radio satellite tour)"
Dog trainers Kilcommons and Wilson continue a pattern they established in Good Owners, Great Dogs (not reviewed): a self-professed tactful handling of the charges in their care and a supercilious treatment of the owners. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS AND PALS AND BROTHERS, TOO by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"Point taken: Make your own Eden, play hard, get dirty—why squabble when the alternative is to mud your brother's hair? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This is a dear piece of work, not least because it fosters congenial relations between brothers. Read full book review >

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BIG DAY ON THE RIVER by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A good tale of a spunky girl for independent or group reading. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Willie starts out at dawn for a solo raft ride on the Wallawatchee River. Read full book review >

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A NAP IN A LAP by Sarah Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"The text, often broken into only four or five words per page, sometimes 'reads' too quickly for young listeners to absorb the accompanying pictures, but the sonorous rhyme and menagerie of familiar, dozy animals make this an effective settle-downer. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A child tallies favored napping places for a variety of baby animals, "sprawled upside-down / or cuddled in fur / or feathered in brown," then concludes that, "the best nap for ME . . . / is a nap in a lap!" Read full book review >