Search Results: "Sucie Stevenson"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A TIME THIS MORNING by Anne Rockwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Simplistic and benign. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Each of these once-upon-a-time tales takes one of two tacks: mild moralizing or wish fulfillment. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE LONG WEEKEND by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 1992

"Stevenson's illustrations are as merry and deft as ever, and a warm good time is had by all—especially the reader. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Making what must be a record for high quality and longevity in a series, the small boy and his large dog make an 11th appearance—this time in a story about a boring, wet weekend that's transformed by a creative family project. Read full book review >

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FANNY STEVENSON by Alexandra Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Published in a smooth and unobtrusive translation from the French, this book is difficult to put down."
Sprawling over the boundary between biography and fiction, a tale of the passionate adventures of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson (18411918). Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND ANNIE'S GOOD MOVE by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Stevenson's gaily colored pen-and-ink illustrations provide a perfect counterpart to the story, deftly highlighting Annie's vulnerability as well as the humor in Henry and Mudge's antics. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Rylant and Stevenson's 18th book in the series is a tenderly humorous tale about a common event in family life. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE WILD WIND by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"And Stevenson's illustrations are as lively and comical as ever. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Not only the wind but the thunder and lightning send the boy and his dog scurrying for home, where Mudge whines as he circles the kitchen table and Henry whistles the same tunes over and over to keep up his courage. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE STARRY NIGHT by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"With its nice tempo, the story is as toasty as its campfire and swaddled in Stevenson's trusty artwork. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Rylant (Henry and Mudge and the Sneaky Crackers, 1998, etc.) slips into a sentimental mode for this latest outing of the boy and his dog, as she sends Mudge and Henry and his parents off on a camping trip. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE AND THE SNEAKY CRACKERS by Cynthia Rylant
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"How Rylant manages to invest both Henry and Mudge with such distinct, disarming personalities in so few words is a minor miracle, but she does, and Stevenson works wonders, too, creating an idyllic neighborhood in which a very safe kind of espionage can transpire. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this hearty episode of the Henry and Mudge Ready-to-Read saga from Rylant (Henry and Mudge and the Wild Wind, 1993, etc.), the boy and his canine best friend become spies. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND MUDGE TAKE THE BIG TEST by Cynthia Rylant
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Not the best in this grand series, but still a fine story for beginners, with appealing characters, lifelike situations, and charmingly comical illustrations. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
In ``The Tenth Book of Their Adventures,'' Henry realizes that Mudge has never been taught such commands as ``sit'' and ``heel.'' With the help of a patient teacher, home practice, and innumerable ``liver treats,'' the huge dog does learn to ``stay,'' at least long enough to pass his training course— though Mudge's forte is clearly being lovable rather than obedient. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Not the only edition to have, of course, but good fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The simple retelling of this brief favorite adheres closely to the original, but most of the fun here is in Stevenson's exuberant illustrations of her rabbit royalty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB STEVENSON by Richard Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A romantic comedy with just enough of a philosophical edge."
This slight, sweet novel is haunted—in a good way—by the ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gherman (E.B. White, 1992, etc.) tells a fine tale herself, making Stevenson and his world vivid to readers. (b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
In this work, subtitled ``Teller of Tales,'' readers learn what an incredibly romantic life Stevenson led. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Nonetheless, Stevenson's charm is visible in every letter and essay quoted in this noteworthy biography. (16 pages b&w photos)"
In time for the centenary of Stevenson's death, this weighty biography ballasts the romantic version of his life, from his wild youth in Edinburgh to his exile in Samoa, with an integrated appreciation of Scotland's best writer. Read full book review >