Search Results: "Star Bright Books"


BOOK REVIEW

STAR BRIGHT! by Andrew M. Greeley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Though Odessa's innocence proves unbeatable, tension fades as the only question left becomes: Will Greeley find some conflict to resolve? (He doesn't.)"
Prolific Father Greeley (Summer at the Lake, p. 401) takes a stab at It's a Wonderful Christmas and comes up . . . all charm and wit. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT STAR by III Stevenson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Not new, but well done indeed."
Deep-sea thrills enliven this sequel to Stevenson's well-received debut, Torchlight (1997). Read full book review >

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BRIGHT STAR by Gary Crew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Spudvilas's glowing oil paintings capture Alicia's expressions, conveying, with the text, a message of affirmation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Alicia, growing up in the 19th century on an Australian dairy farm, rankles at the restrictions placed on girls. Read full book review >

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STAR BRIGHT by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"An understated, appealing story with fine integration between the succinct text and imaginative illustrations. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
This charming addition to the gifts-for-baby-Jesus theme imagines the origin of the bright star shining over Bethlehem at the Nativity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BRIGHT SILVER STAR by David Handler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 10, 2003

"Not exactly a testimonial to marriage or a paean to suburban morality. Or to clever plotting either, but if you won't mind that the murderer is apparent very early on, a nicely delineated study of sins that are usually whispered about, at least in Connecticut."
Sex in the suburbs. Read full book review >

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A STAR-BRIGHT LIE by Coleman Dowell
Released: June 14, 1993

"Plenty of purple raisins, but this cake never rises."
Torso of an autobiography by novelist/songwriter Dowell (The Houses of Children, 1987, etc.), found among his papers after his 1985 suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAR BRIGHT STAR by Robert Olmstead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2009

"Brutal, tender and magnificent."
A veteran soldier battles for survival in another meditative, beautifully written novel from Olmstead (Coal Black Horse, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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A STAR SO BRIGHT by M. Christina Butler
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Pedler's animal characters, often shown in family groups, have a sweet charm, especially one little duck who gazes in amazement at the star's reflection in a pond. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The star over Bethlehem is the focus of this gentle story of Christmas Eve, one that is short enough and simple enough for younger preschoolers who are just learning about the Nativity story. Read full book review >

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BLACK STAR, BRIGHT DAWN by Scott O'Dell
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1988

"Still, readers will share a splendid, vividly written adventure with Bright Dawn; perhaps that is enough."
When her father's injuries force him to drop out of the annual dog-sled race from Anchorage to Nome—the 1179-mile Iditarod—Bright Dawn takes his place. Read full book review >