Search Results: "Shelley Pritchett"


BOOK REVIEW

PILGRIM VOICES by Connie Roop
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 6, 1995

"Still, invaluable for those eager for textual authenticity and ready to go beyond Marcia Sewall's The Pilgrims of Plimoth (1986) and Joan Anderson's The First Thanksgiving Feast (1984). (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The Roops (I, Columbus, 1990, etc.), skillfully adapting primary sources, fill a gap left when E. Brook Smith and Robert Meredith's Pilgrim Courage (1962) went out of print. Read full book review >

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STICK! by Andy Pritchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Nevertheless, brimming with enthusiasm, this playful story has a friendly, pleasant appeal. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A friendship is formed over a game of fetch in this simple story about finding joy in the unexpected. Read full book review >

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AT HOME AND ABROAD by V.S. Pritchett
Released: May 25, 1989

Here, Pritchett is sightseer, cultural psychoanalyst, and social critic in 14 travel essays that explore people and places on three continents. Read full book review >

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HELL’S BOTTOM, COLORADO by Laura Pritchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"An intimacy and warmth in character and a knowing view of the land are great strengths here: an impressive small-scale study of family dynamics."
A debut collection of ten interlocking stories about several generations of a ranching family in the foothills of eastern Colorado. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE HOUR by Laura Pritchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An original meditation on sex, love, and death."
One man's death sends wide shock waves across a Colorado community. Read full book review >

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SKY BRIDGE by Laura Pritchett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2005

"A spare, almost-too-sweet story that displays Pritchett's gift for dialogue and compelling characters."
First-novelist Pritchett explores definitions of love and goodness in the same eastern Colorado hardscrabble landscape of her award-winning story collection (Hell's Bottom, Colorado, 2001). Read full book review >

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THE FIRST MUSIC by Dylan Pritchett
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"In an author's note, Pritchett offers helpful suggestions for listener participation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pritchett offers a stylish telling of an original how and why story. Read full book review >

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SENSES AT THE SEASHORE by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"To every sense, there is a provocation at Rotner's seashore. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Say what you will about the seashore, it is a stimulating place, a sensual extravaganza. Read full book review >

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THE BACHELOR AND THE BEAN by Shelley Fowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2003

"A much-used theme with a clever twist that will bring smiles during each reading. (Picture book/folktale. 4-10)"
Fowles illustrates her first picture book, a magic-pot variant, with luminous watercolors that simply glow on the page like stained glass. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WOMAN AND THE WAVE by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Artful collage paintings, with snippets of maps to conjure terrae incognitae, allow the text to achieve its oblique promise of transcendence in the sudden, severe breach of routine. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this story of deliverance from Jackson, a curmudgeonly old woman discovers her liquid neighbor has greater things on its mind than raindrops and the occasional proffered fish. Read full book review >

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WILF THE MIGHTY WORRIER SAVES THE WORLD by Georgia Pritchett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A breezy mixture of low humor and high (if brief) suspense. (Farce. 9-11)"
The arrival next door of a villain bent on destroying the world adds further worries to a neurotic lad's already long list. Read full book review >