Search Results: "Shelly O. Haas"


BOOK REVIEW

HER PIANO SANG by Barbara Allman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 9, 1996

"Haas's black-and-white illustrations feature unusual compositions and fit the text well. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Clara (Wieck) Schumann was surrounded by music her entire life; her father devoted himself to grooming her as a concert pianist, and she became a virtuoso performer, playing her first concert at age nine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DADDY'S CHAIR by Sandy Lanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1991

"A good addition to the literature about grief. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Grieving for his father, who has just died of cancer, Michael defends Daddy's chair from all comers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHELLY by Margie Palatini
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

Afflicted with three bossy big sisters, Shelly stays inside his shell—literally so in Francis's lighthearted illustrations, which feature a family of ducklings in human dress and surroundings—until they give up badgering him to do the sorts of things that they like to do. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY CRACK CORN by Candice F. Ransom
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 1994

"Nevertheless, a serviceable addition. (Fiction. 8- 10)"
A 1932 Washington, D.C., demonstration by WW I vets hoping to collect a promised bonus is the basis for a novel about how nine-year-old Jimmy Watkins joins his unemployed father in the effort. Read full book review >

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NORTHERN LIGHTS by Diana Cohen Conway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"The magnificent blue-and-purple watercolors do not let us forget that we are in a frozen and isolated land, but newcomer Conway's story will warm the hearts of all her readers. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Who would believe that Hanukkah, The Feast of Lights, could be celebrated in a remote Yupik Eskimo village? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 3, 1998

"This is a capable introduction to a captivating achiever. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 7-11)"
An entry in the Creative Minds series presents an enticing view of aviator and writer Beryl Markham. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SO SHELLY by Ty Roth
FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"Lurid yet literary. (afterword, bibliography) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Fatalistic teen narrator John Keats opens this tale with his observation that most of us don't matter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Glib and entertaining."
Despite its catchy title, there's nothing intimate about this account, nor is it a history of the orgasm, but rather a superficial look at human sexual attitudes and behaviors over time and place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O by Anonymous
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"So who's Anonymous? Who cares? O is a worthy read, no matter who the author."
A gossipy, entertaining novel about presidential politics—and if this roman à clef got any more clef, it'd have to be printed on newsprint. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O JERUSALEM by Laurie R. King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 1999

"A bit thin as to plot—and sedate as to pace—but Holmes gets to strut his stuff now and again so fans of the series aren—t likely to complain."
Feisty Mary Russell and frosty Sherlock Holmes in a fifth adventure (The Moor, 1998, etc.)—this one retroactive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O CALEDONIA by Elspeth Barker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"But, still, this is an interesting debut, with some beautifully lyrical evocations of place and emotion."
A first novel of Brontâan intensity and Gothic nastiness from British writer Barker, who, in telling the story of an irrevocably doomed young woman, indicts Scottish life as well. Read full book review >