Search Results: "Shelia P. Moses"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SITTIN' UP by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Ultimately, the story is a victim of its own charm. Like sweet tea with sweet-potato pie, it's too much sugar, not enough spice. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Moses presents a tale of sorrow and hope that recalls the simple pageant of life in a close-knit community of tobacco sharecroppers. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF BUDDY BUSH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"She is a likable narrator with spirit, and readers will enjoy spending time with her on Rehobeth Road, learning about her family, visiting Harlem, witnessing Uncle Buddy's trial and getting a lesson in southern justice. (Fiction. 10+)"
"Grandpa and Uncle Buddy are my daddies and that's that. End of story." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Christensen's illustrations aptly complement the text, and the foreword by the great-grandson of Dred Scott will remind readers of Dred Scott's legacy. (author's note, the impact of the decision, chronology, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-14)"
From 1846 to 1857, Dred Scott tried to get courts to recognize his right to freedom. Read full book review >

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THE BAPTISM by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Includes an enlightening author's note and acknowledgements. (Fiction. 11-14)"
This colloquial first-person novel is set in rural North Carolina in some unspecified time before the modern civil-rights era. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH by Shelia P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 28, 2008

"Moses's heart-wrenching story of a young man's struggle to cut ties with his mother and a dead-end life will leave readers profoundly moved. (Fiction. 12-16)"
It is hard to imagine a more irresponsible, indifferent, negligent mother than the one 15-year-old Joseph Flood has endured. Read full book review >

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SALLIE GAL AND THE WALL-A-KEE MAN by Shelia P. Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Adding to the appeal of the straightforward story and short chapters, Daly's numerous illustrations bring the characters to life. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Sallie Gal desperately wants hair ribbons like her cousin Wild Cat's, but with her father away in the army, times are hard on Cumbo Road and her mother insists she work to pay for them. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH'S GRACE by Sheila P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Emotionally invested readers will be pleased with the hopeful ending, though, even if it's on the tidy side. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In this sequel to Joseph (2008), the title character now lives with his Aunt Shirley, Uncle Todd and cousin Jasmine. Read full book review >

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LEGEND OF BUDDY BUSH by Sheila P. Moses
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Though the first-person point of view is not always up to handling the dual stories of Pattie Mae and Buddy Bush, it's an important story and, as Moses says in her author's note, a labor of love. (Fiction. 12+)"
"I remember like it was yesterday when this whole mess that forced Uncle Buddy to leave us started," says Pattie Mae Sheals of the summer of 1947 when she was 12. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"Unless one already believes that Gill is a prophet, this rambling text full of misinformation and scolding is unlikely to persuade."
In a rambling commentary fueled by imaginative correlations between the King James version of the Bible and current events, Gill prophesies the world's fate. Read full book review >

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MALARKEY by Shelia Simonson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 1997

"Murders and motives barely impinge on a touchy Lark's emotional turmoil or on accounts of local roads, pubs, foods, etc. The bit of suspense in the end is, alas, too little too late."
Bookseller Lark Dodge, now living in the Pacific Northwest (Meadowlark, 1996, etc.), has arrived in Dublin to meet her history professor father, George Dailey, who's recovering from a recent stroke. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAIRY TALES FOR LITTLE FOLKS by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A folksy visual treatment of tales for little folks. (Picture book/fairy tales. 5-8)"
Moses' signature folk-art style is ideally suited to his retellings of five well-known fairy tales. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY APPLESEED by Will Moses
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room on the shelf for this slim volume, too. (Biography. 9-11)"
Many are the available picture-book tales of half-legendary wanderer John Chapman, but this one (not really a picture book) merits consideration, both for its appealing folk-art-style illustrations (Moses is an artistic, as well as genetic, descendant of Grandma Moses), and for its thoughtful prose portrait of a man who, Moses suggests, "represents the best qualities of the American character." Read full book review >