Search Results: "Sophie Pelham"


BOOK REVIEW

FOOD AND FAITH by Susan Reuben
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Lot of food for thought and multicultural programming for schools, libraries and religious classes, despite its limitations and lack of sources. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Focusing on six children growing up in Britain, this photo-laden book provides a very brief introduction to the world's major religious groups, customs related to holidays and services, and special foods. Read full book review >

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TRAIL by David Pelham
by David Pelham, illustrated by David Pelham
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Hard to read, and even to see, for elders, and probably too fragile for library use, it's still quite an astonishing work. (Novelty. 7-12)"
Five magnificent spreads make up this book, which falls almost completely over the line from fabulous pop-up to artist book. Read full book review >

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SAM'S SANDWICH by David Pelham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Guaranteed to compel attention. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Encased in thick boards to simulate slices of bread, a comic novelty: deftly phrased verse describes a sandwich Sam stacks for his innocent sister, each layer (lettuce, cheese, etc.) hiding a creature within a clever foldout (``...to really make her squirm/Sam dropped in a wriggly...[worm]''), the whole truly resembling a fat booby trap of a sandwich. Read full book review >

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A PROMISE TO DIE FOR by Jacqueline Pelham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2015

"The predictability of this follow-up to Under the Rose 2003) doesn't detract from the charmingly drawn characters, with extra plot complications thrown in for good measure."
An art investigation turns into a dangerous personal quest for a woman resolved to fulfill a deathbed promise to her grandmother even after being disinherited by her family. Read full book review >

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STUFF AND NONSENSE by David Pelham
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"If the narration is less than smooth and the main characters Stuff and Nonsense indistinguishable from the mob, no matter—this is all about the visuals anyway. (Pop-up/picture book. 2-5)"
A team of mice, all similarly round-faced, goggle-eyed and buck-toothed, carry a dizzying variety of construction materials through a mousehole and outside: There's furry stuff, yellow stuff, wavy stuff, woolly stuff and more, all moving from left to right in a continuous line. Read full book review >

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THE BABY TREE by Sophie Blackall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A gentle, appropriate answer to a perennial question. (Picture book. 4-6)"
When a small boy learns a baby's coming to his family, he wonders where it's coming from. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Children will enjoy the element of surprise in the cards hidden in the envelopes, but the ephemeral nature of the prayer cards makes this an unsuitable choice for libraries. (Picture book/religion. 4-7)"
This chronological compendium of 24 short poems, Christian prayers, biblical verses and snippets from familiar, old-fashioned hymns is arranged with a seasonal approach, moving from early spring through the calendar year to the Christmas season. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY GIANT by Sophie Ambrose
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 13, 2016

"Sweet and effective. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little yellow bird helps a menace mend his destructive ways. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR DETECTIVE'S SEARCH-AND-FIND RESCUE MISSION by Sophie Guerrive
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"Major challenges indeed for fans of nose-to-page viewing. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Jaded Where's Waldo seachers will have to up their games considerably to match this sharp-eyed new dino-detective. Read full book review >

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HOLY LANDS by Nicolas Pelham
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A lively, succinct, nonpolemical study that will offer much thought for discussion."
A sound, accessible argument for why returning to the mixed-faith communities living among each other in the Ottoman model might just save the Middle East. Read full book review >

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THE UNLIKELY SETTLER by Lipika Pelham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"A touching personal delineation of divided loyalties and riven hearts."
Bittersweet memoir of a multicultural marriage riding the perilous shoals of Jerusalem's ethnic split. Read full book review >