Search Results: "Shelley Moore Thomas"


BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF SELKIE BAY by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Though the book is not without flaws, readers looking for a strong main character or intrigued by Celtic folklore will find much to enjoy. (Mystery. 8-12)"
When your mum's gone and your da doesn't know when she's coming back, someone must keep the family together. It is up to young Cordie, even if she must lie to do so. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Though it's filled with incident, emotion, magic and adventure, what stands out most is Trinket's clear voice and loving heart, both of which will endear her to readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Like her main character, Trinket, Thomas clearly loves storytelling, and she has a real talent for it, too. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Thomas is a consummate storyteller: the language and the rhythm of the text, along with her great sense of humor, carries readers merrily along to the conclusion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Stories of valiant knights slaying fearsome dragons are going to fall sadly flat after one reading of this bewitching tale from Thomas. Read full book review >

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TAKE CARE, GOOD KNIGHT by Shelley Moore Thomas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Merry, repetitious wordplay and the illustrations—their scribbly lines fitting the harried, bedraggled cats to a T—will keep listeners pegged to the page. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Thomas takes the characters from her winning easy-to-read series and enlists the help of artist Meisel to turn them into picture-book successes, with pleasing results. Read full book review >

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NO, NO, KITTEN! by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"This kitten ably proves that misbehaving can get you pretty far. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Kitten! Don't you know how to act like a kitten? Read full book review >

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A BABY’S COMING TO YOUR HOUSE! by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Worldly-wise preschoolers will appreciate this honest appraisal of what is to come. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this smart, sassy preview of life with baby for the preschool set, Thomas (Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace, etc.) serves up her home truths about new babies with a liberal dash of wry humor. Read full book review >

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THIS BOOK IS NOT ABOUT DRAGONS by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Dragon lovers—and all who enjoy being teased by playful disconnects between text and pictures—will be plenty happy indeed. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A mouse's repeated and resolute denial of dragons is sorely tested by one fiery disaster after another. Read full book review >

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GET WELL, GOOD KNIGHT by Shelley Moore Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Long live the Good Knight! (Easy reader. 4-8)"

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEING SHELLEY by Ann Wroe
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Hallucinatory and quite mad (Shelley would approve): helpful in deciphering his work but hardly his life."
From Economist editor and biographer Wroe (The Perfect Prince, 2003, etc.), a dreamy, decidedly unorthodox biography of the Romantic poet. Read full book review >

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MARY SHELLEY by Miranda Seymour
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An evocative, empathetic treatment of what was, in all senses of the word, a difficult life."
A new biography of the author of Frankenstein that aims to comprehend her character rather than assess or advance her literary standing. Read full book review >