Search Results: "Sharon Dennis Wyeth"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRANDDAUGHTER NECKLACE by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A lovely family tribute. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Drawing on family history, Wyeth exalts intergenerational bonds and the heirloom that symbolizes them. Read full book review >

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A PIECE OF HEAVEN by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

A spirited African-American girl finds refuge from the chaos of her life in her summer job cleaning out the cluttered backyard of a singing teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ORPHEA PROUD by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"The unusual format, along with young-adult literature's dearth of gay African-American characters, make this piece notable, but it's Orphea's passionate and poetic voice that makes it special. (Fiction. YA)"
In one long onstage monologue with a smattering of recited poems, 17-year-old Orphea tells lyrically yet directly of the love and pain her life has held. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD OF DAUGHTER MCGUIRE by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Yet Wyeth is to be commended for taking on a big subject and providing means for one individual to formulate a satisfying answer. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Racial and ethnic identity are untangled and rewoven by one Daughter McGuire, 11, who—with her mother and younger brothers- -has moved next door to her grandparents in Washington, D.C., while her father has run off to Colorado to write a book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE ON THIS RIVER by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A mixed effort, with many impressive moments. (Fiction. 10-14)"
From Wyeth (Always My Dad, 1995, etc.), an interesting historical novel set in an African-American community—made up of slaves and free blacks—in New York City and the Hudson River Valley circa 1760. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Fascinating. (Historical fiction. 7-12)"
Corey Birdsong and his family have reached freedom in Canada in this sequel to Freedom's Wings (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS MY DAD by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 1995

"Newcomer Col¢n's muted, stylized prints beautifully enhance the bittersweet tale; with sculpted forms set against a scratchy texture, and filled with playful, pliant light, this is some of the most evocative art ever to grace a page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Based on her own childhood experiences, Wyeth's first picture book tells of a girl's special relationship with her father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CABBAGES AND KINGS by Elizabeth Seabrook
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Wyeth, facing the difficult challenge of enlivening sedentary vegetables, successfully employs wind, a dog, and subtle facial characterisitics to vivify his pastoral paintings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Seabrook's first book involves a pair of anthropormorphized garden vegetables—Albert the asparagus and Herman the cabbage- -who overcome their obvious differences and forge an alliance against the dangers of their surroundings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMMY IN THE SKY by Barbara Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A warm, emotional tale, replete with comfort and acceptance, this secular selection is a strong choice for a child dealing with death for the first time. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl grieves her beloved dog. Read full book review >