Search Results: "Susanna Isern"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER TRAIN by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"A pleasing import, available in both English and its original Spanish. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Squirrel is left behind on the animals' annual journey south, they return to collect him and then must work together to make a passage through the snow. Read full book review >

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BOGO, THE FOX WHO WANTED EVERYTHING by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An entertaining story with whimsical illustrations and lots of heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bogo fails in his attempts at zany self-improvement inventions but eventually realizes the power of his innate gifts. Read full book review >

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RACCOON WANTS TO BE FIRST by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A sweet, feel-good tale with a satisfying conclusion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A Spanish import delivers a lesson on boastfulness. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY MAILMAN by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A loving tribute to problem-solvers, quarrel menders, and peacemakers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A solitary mail carrier brings more than just letters to a forest community. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC OF THE SEA by Susanna Isern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Lovely, lyrical text combines skillfully with dreamlike illustrations to create soothing music—with just one off-key note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this picture book translated from the Spanish, a young girl interacts with the music made by the ocean next to her seaside village. Read full book review >

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RILEY AND ROSE IN THE PICTURE by Susanna Gretz
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"Follow up with Mark Gonyea's A Book About Design (p. 588) to inspire budding artists. (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's raining cats and dogs. Read full book review >

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FROG, DUCK, AND RABBIT by Susanna Gretz
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Both are unusually well crafted and entertaining. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One of two new books about the endearing characters introduced in Duck Takes Off (1991). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 21, 2008

"A handsome, well-documented volume. (timeline, endnotes, bibliography; map, index not seen) (Biography. 12 & up)"
With graceful writing and fascinating artwork, this well-designed biography explores the work and adventures of George Catlin. Read full book review >

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DEEP by Susanna Vance
FICTION
Released: May 13, 2003

"While the story could have been cut considerably and a key subplot is left hanging, this offering nevertheless presents readers with both high drama and compelling characterization. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two wildly dissimilar teenage girls find themselves thrown together on a Caribbean island, fighting for their lives. Read full book review >

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A MURDER AT ROSAMUND'S GATE by Susanna Calkins
Released: April 23, 2013

"Calkin's debut mystery places her unusual detective in a world rich in carefully researched historical detail. Even mystery mavens who winkle out the killer may well enjoy the story anyway."
A Restoration-era chambermaid has ideas far above her station. Read full book review >

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WATER LILY by Susanna Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2003

"Though her characters are compelling, Britisher Jones sets them adrift in a plot that just doesn't pack the wallop of her debut, The Earthquake Bird (2001)."
Japanese schoolteacher Runa Wada and English art-supplies dealer Ralph Turnpike couldn't be more different. Read full book review >

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THE SPLENDOUR FALLS by Susanna Kearsley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A master of gothic romance, Kearsley (The Firebird, 2013, etc.) deftly plants clues, strews red herrings and toys with her readers' predictions. The journey is thrilling."
Into an enchanting village steps Emily Braden, a young Englishwoman who has lost all belief in romance. Read full book review >