Search Results: "Sophy Williams"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORM DRAGON by Paula Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"An old-time-y fairy tale for dragon lovers; here's hoping subsequent volumes offer more meat. (Fantasy. 6-10)"
A castle maid hides an injured dragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITNESS by Robert Westall
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The sophisticated tale is adorned by Williams's graceful drawings in which the cat is truly feline, by turns sleek, sensual, and alert. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
Freelance illustrator Williams (When Grandma Came, 1992) has lovingly redecorated this 1986 story by Westall (Christmas Spirit, p. 1422, etc.), the last book he ever wrote. ``The witness'' is a cat who lives in Judea after being kidnapped from Egypt where she had been a god. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. WILLIAMS by Karen Barbour
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"What a delightful way to show young readers 'how it was back then.' (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Mr. J.W. Williams grew up in rural Louisiana during the Depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOVING by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A familiar drama, developed with unusual sensitivity and style. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cat that treasures its independence (``No one knows what I do./No one knows where I go'') and its freedom to choose when to join its humans (``they have me to tickle,/I have their laps'') suffers the indignities of a move. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LION CLASSIC PRAYER COLLECTION by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Overall, a thoughtfully selected and arranged anthology, appropriate for larger library collections and church libraries as well as observant homes. (index of first lines) (Religion. 4-9)"
This attractively illustrated collection offers a traditional, comforting anthology of Christian prayers and Bible verses for children, suitable for use at home or in church programs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER DRAGON by Caroline Pitcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"A reassuring story with a touch of fantasy for the night-light gang. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With the help of a paper dragon and his own imagination, a young boy confronts his fear of the dark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRY TALES by Geraldine McCaughrean
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Still, this extends the scope of such Native American gatherings as Gretchen Mayo's Star Tales (1987), and readers will be captivated by the range of visions here. (Folktales. 9-12)"
McCaughrean maintains the dizzyingly high standards of The Golden Hoard (1996) and its sequels with this thematic collection of sky myths and legends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOPHY AND AUNTIE PEARL by Jeanne Titherington
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"The pictures just aren't loosened up enough to get this fantasy off the ground. (Picture book. 4+)"
A simple story with few surprises. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RESCUED PUPPY by Holly Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Thoroughly bloodless. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A pair of twins has a scary adventure with their new puppy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONELY LION CUB by Amelia Cobb
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"The Doctor Dolittle premise and kid-friendly setting don't make up for pacing, plot, and writing weaknesses. (Fantasy. 5-8)"
A girl who can talk to animals helps a lonely new arrival at the zoo. Read full book review >