Search Results: "Sharon Creech"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOMABILITY by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"Metaphors mixed in several languages, dream images of snow and distance, and the bittersweet terrors of adolescence will keep readers turning the pages and regretful to reach the last one. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Creech (Chasing Redbird, 1997, etc.) plies the threads of love and loss, separation and belonging, into another deeply felt novel; while it is no sin for a writer to repeatedly explore such themes, a certain sameness is descending upon her books. Read full book review >

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GRANNY TORRELLI MAKES SOUP by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Full of good humor and aromatic seasonings, this offering nevertheless may not stick to the ribs. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Soup and pasta, that is. Read full book review >

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THE CASTLE CORONA by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"A treat for fans of the genre as well as a captivating introduction to it. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Long ago and far away a royal pouch was dropped in the woods; King Guido became afraid of thieves and poisoners; the peasant children Enzio and Pia became tasters for the king's family; and the contents of the pouch they found revealed their true identities. Read full book review >

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A FINE, FINE SCHOOL by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Just fine. (Picture book. 4-8)"
School can be peachy, but that doesn't mean time away from school isn't just as valuable, which is the lesson Principal Keene has to learn in this charming story of a school administrator utterly rapt in his job. Mr. Keene just can't get enough of his fine school with all that fine learning being taught by the fine teachers to the fine students. Read full book review >

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FISHING IN THE AIR by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"A rare episode, with layers of meaning for readers of several generations. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A father shows his son how to "catch" something far better than fish in Newbery-winner Creech's (The Wanderer, p. 379, etc.) first picture book. Read full book review >

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PLEASING THE GHOST by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"Black-and-white chapter decorations further lighten the fare. (Fiction. 8-12)"
For readers younger than the audience for Creech's other novels (Absolutely Normal Chaos, 1995, etc.), an entertaining story with modest aspirations. Read full book review >

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WHO’S THAT BABY? by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"The colors glow and the shapes, held by his sinuous line and ensorcelled by floral, marine, astral and geometric designs, are a wonder. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Except for the first and last entries, Creech writes all of these poems in first-person baby's voice. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND CRIME by J.R. Creech
Released: April 3, 1989

A minor-key first novel set in L.A.'s jazz world that's as brassy and self-consciously hip as the tunes its hero blows on his saxophone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WHOLE WAY HOME by Sarah Creech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Although the rags-to-riches premise feels overdone, the novel's realism and its portrayal of the conflicts in country music make it engaging from start to finish."
The dreams of up-and-coming country musicians clash with the reality of the industry in the latest novel by Creech (Season of the Dragonflies, 2014). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 24, 1994

"Altogether, a splendid introduction to a full-blast management method that, against the grain, clearly views control as a cooperative proposition."
Brokers occasionally tell enthusiastic investors a gnomic story: only two people in the whole world understand gold; unfortunately, they disagree. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"An inspirational example of unbiased humanitarianism."
The belief system of a lifelong Methodist minister is challenged by the sudden desertion of a gay parishioner. Read full book review >

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SEASON OF THE DRAGONFLIES by Sarah Creech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Debut novelist Creech offers a romance embroidered with magical realism, yet the magic lacks, well, magic."
For generations, the Lenore women have crafted an enchanted perfume, but the return of the prodigal daughter—heralded by teeming blue dragonflies—threatens to break the spell. Read full book review >