Search Results: "Sharon Phillips Denslow"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL THEIR NAMES WERE COURAGE by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The original premise works well, telling an appealing story with plenty of details about farm life, war, and the place of horses in the Civil War era. (note to readers, afterword) (Fiction. 7-11)"
An epistolary tale offers young readers insight into life during the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SNOW by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A fine, warm addition for wintertime story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural beauty and wonder of winter abound in this light and lovely tale, as birds, squirrels, rabbits, a mouse and an opossum arrive at different times during a day and evening to feast on seeds and corn kernels thoughtfully strewn in the snow by an unseen hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG WOLF AND LITTLE WOLF by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"A charming, appealing story that is just right for bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Thanks to this delightful family, we now know the words to the songs the wolves are howling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUS RIDERS by Sharon Phillips Denslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"A hoot. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grandfatherly, competent Lee has a game with Louise and Warren, the nice, quiet kids who are first on his route: at the second stop, where five obstreperous boys and their five unruly dogs careen on, he offers an after-school candy bar for the child who guesses which dog (Black Toe, Short Ribs, Fly, Wipeout, or Quinn) will be first on. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAZEL'S CIRCLE by Sharon Phillips Denslow
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Delightful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hazel's ``circle'' is a neighborhood journey on which, accompanied by her pet rooster, she makes deliveries and exchanges: there are eggs for artist Rae Allen, who paints Hazel's toes and gives her homemade grape juice to carry along; at Bet and Clyde's, she leaves more eggs and some juice and picks up Roger's snake—which she leaves at his house, her last stop, where she also takes a swim before heading home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE TRAIL WITH MISS PACE by Sharon Phillips Denslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"Happy trails. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miss Pace, elementary school teacher, cools her heels at a dude ranch over summer vacation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GERGIE LEE by Sharon Phillips Denslow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"Country and city kids alike will grin over the trio's encounters with a haunted house, a neighborhood goat, a giant catfish, and a huge storm in this deceptively simple first chapter book. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Most main characters speak but in this delightfully charming story about J.D.'s summer on his Grandmother's farm, the title player moos—Georgie Lee is a cow, and a right smart one at that. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIVING OUT OF DARKNESS by George Denslow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2009

"Interesting and potentially helpful thoughts on mental illness."
Part memoir, part self-help guide, Living Out of Darkness offers words of wisdom and practical solutions for those who suffer from bipolar disorder, or those who struggle with anxiety and depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HIDDEN SUMMER by Gin Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"A satisfying psychological journey. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A muted fairy-tale-like story about two 12-year-old girls who spend their summer days at an abandoned mini-golf course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HAUNTED YEAR by Ann Phillips
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"A hauntingly good idea; unfortunately, it never fully materializes. (Fiction. 9-13)"
From infancy and the first thrill of playing ``peek-a-boo,'' we mortals love a good jolt of fear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE RABBIT by Kate Phillips
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1996

"An ambitious first novel, in all, that suggests a strong emerging talent."
A stiff but sometimes moving debut about a day in the life of an 88-year-old woman. Read full book review >