Search Results: "Slade Morrison"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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 >

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THE BOOK OF MEAN PEOPLE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Frowners resistant to this pointed, child's-eye view may benefit from a dose of Betsy Everitt's Mean Soup (1992) or the mood-changing brew concocted out of a bad day by Linda Smith's Mrs. Biddlebox (p. 1144). (Picture book. 6-9)"
A fretful child catalogs affronts: people who shout at you, or those who whisper and giggle just out of earshot; parents who try to make you eat something nasty-looking; the teacher who tells you that your work is sloppy, and so on. Read full book review >

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DUST by Arthur Slade
FANTASY
Released: April 8, 2003

"Although the two differ in setting and subject, Dust resembles last year's Tribes in its originality as well as its deft execution. (Fiction. 11+)"
In this mesmerizing variation of the "stranger comes to town" plot, a Saskatchewan farming community falls under the spell of a mysterious visitor. Read full book review >

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MEGIDDO’S SHADOW by Arthur Slade
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"A good match with Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful (2003). (map, author's note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
What would it be like to have your faith in God and country tested in the Holy Land itself? Read full book review >

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THE HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS by Arthur Slade
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"An excellent start to a promising new series. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Steampunk is hot, and here the tropes are further enlivened by literary shout-outs. Read full book review >

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TRIBES by Arthur Slade
FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"Readers who enjoy Percy's story might be pointed toward Kurt Vonnegut's works. (Fiction. YA)"
Percival Montmount has his father's eyes. Read full book review >

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CRUCIFIED by Michael Slade
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Overwriting takes the edge off the horror and slows the pace of what should be a nonstop thriller."
A downed World War II bomber is unearthed, launching a competitive search for a biblical secret that pits science against faith and threatens to bring down the Catholic Church. Read full book review >