Search Results: "Slade Morrison"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BOX by Toni Morrison
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nonetheless, it's a valid message, strongly made, and a promising children's book debut for the authors. (Picture book. 8+)"
Morrison and her son have created a rhymed parable—clearly addressing adults—about three children who are firmly, lovingly locked into a room-sized box because they "can't handle their freedom." Read full book review >

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TONI MORRISON by Barbara Kramer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"This book will inspire readers and allow them to see that focus, hard work, and discipline have given Morrison and her work a prominent perch in our literary heritage. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11+)"
An extremely well-written and powerful entry in the African- American Biographies series about a young girl who became a writer and went on to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Read full book review >

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VAN MORRISON by Johnny Rogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sprightly despite its amplitude, a narrative of propulsive drive that is also a reflective, associative piece of social history."
Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Read full book review >

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JIM MORRISON by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1991

"Sixty-five color and 65 b&w photos boost the Jones; the 40 color and 75 b&w photos that accompany the Dylan were not seen."
Incandescent rock star Jim Morrison doused his own fire by drowning, drugged, in a Paris bathtub 20 years ago. Read full book review >

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PEENY BUTTER FUDGE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"Fudge recipe included. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Joyful exuberance abounds in this mother-son collaboration that celebrates family ties and the joys of eating peanut-butter fudge. Read full book review >

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PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CLOUD AND LADY WIND by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Doubtful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The award-winning mother and her son once again join forces for a picture book. Read full book review >

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MYSTERIOUS MISS SLADE by Dick King-Smith
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"The climactic bits give shape to the story, but it hardly needs it: with a donkey to ride, plenty of playful dogs and cats, and a neverending supply of chips and cookies, Maggie makes a neighbor almost any child would love to have. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The author of Spider Sparrow (2000) again looks to society's margins, chronicling the growth of an unlikely friendship between a seedy, solitary septuagenarian and a newly arrived young family. Read full book review >

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THE TORTOISE OR THE HARE by Toni Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Cepeda's oil paintings are colorful and appropriately frenetic, but the story is just too diffuse and confusing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Authors and illustrator combine forces again in this umpteenth version of the classic tale (Peeny Butter Fudge, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Slade River by Timothy Shambley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"A pleasant escape that's light on tension, suitable for fans of the genre."
An old-fashioned Western extolling the heroic exploits of two Texas Rangers in the 1800s. Read full book review >

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SLADE HOUSE by David Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Though there's something of an inside joke happening on every page, Mitchell serves up a story that wouldn't be out of place alongside The Turn of the Screw. Ingenious, scary, and downright weird."
At the end of life, does a writer's every word flash before his or her eyes? Read full book review >

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ROXANNA SLADE by Reynolds Price
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1998

"Roxana is a memorable figure, and further indication of Price's quiet, precise power as a novelist."
A lovingly detailed record of a long and seemingly modest life, given resonance by the prolific Price's extraordinary language and his sharp eye for the subtle complexities of character (The Promise of Rest , 1995, etc.). Read full book review >