Search Results: "Sylvia Griffiths"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 10, 1989

A dull yet disturbing portrait of the late novelist/educator. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"An inspirational, fascinating chronicle of a family's will to survive."
The Guggenheim's family story as a lesson in world history. Read full book review >

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STANLIN & SYLVIA by Cynthia Hey
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"Skewed to the younger end of the YA-fantasy spectrum, the author's adroit style maintains a buoyant tone even with apocalypse on the horizon."
Stanlin, a friendly space alien drawn to a kindly human girl, defies his planet's nonintervention policy and reveals himself to her when an incipient epidemic endangers all life on Earth. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA & AKI by Winifred Conkling
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"A well-documented, quietly powerful story. (afterword, further reading, bibliography & photographs) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Two third-grade girls in California suffer the dehumanizing effects of racial segregation after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1942 in this moving story based on true events in the lives of Sylvia Mendez and Aki Munemitsu. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA JEAN, SCOUT SUPREME by Lisa Campbell Ernst
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Originally featured in Sylvia Jean, Drama Queen (2005), this sweet and spunky swine remains all heart. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Determined to earn her Good-Deed Badge, Pig Scout Sylvia Jean attempts to nurse her elderly neighbor, temporarily housebound with an ankle sprain. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA AND BIRD by Catherine Rayner
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"In all, though, it may impress the adult eye more than a child's. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quiet tale about friendship, Sylvia the dragon is lonely. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: March 13, 2007

"A must for any young-adult reader of poetry or Plath. (Fiction/poetry. 12+)"
Perhaps at this literary juncture, where novelists supply bibliographies for their fiction and memoirists fictionalize to liberate certain "truths" and dramatize their memories, a "verse portrait" seems entirely in order. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA & MIZ LULA MAYE by Pansie Hart Flood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Marshall's pencil drawings dramatically complement this pivotal moment in a young girl's life. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A move to the South Carolina countryside brings two unlikely African-American characters together in an ever-deepening friendship that has more consequence than one of them can foretell. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA JEAN, DRAMA QUEEN by Lisa Campbell Ernst
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The polished illustrations and a pleasing design—with insets surrounded by zigzag borders—complement the humorous story and funny dialogue. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sylvia Jean is a young swine with a sartorial style all her own. Read full book review >

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SYLVIA AND TED by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2001

"It matters little, in the end, whether the book is 'true,' being, as it is, exploitative, high-handed, and tedious."
Yes, that Sylvia and Ted. Tennant returns with a short novel that tries to represent the marriage of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, a hectic union that ended with Plath's suicide in 1963. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNALS OF SYLVIA PLATH by Sylvia Plath
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"Inspiring and informative. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Courageous, honest, painful, yearning, and occasionally even funny, the unexpurgated diaries and journals of poet and novelist Plath show a woman struggling to develop her talent against the social constraints of her day. Read full book review >

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THE HARRY AND SYLVIA STORIES by Welch Everman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 1993

"Some of the pieces first appeared in magazines like Grand Street, North American Review, and The South Carolina Review."
An odd grab-bag of 13 stories—fabulisms, minimalisms, and absurdities—each containing a character named Harry and another named Sylvia: a gimmicky device, though it does manage to make the otherwise disparate pieces hang together. ``The Woman on the Bus'' describes a family man (at home, ``Harry plays the part of Harry'') obsessed with a woman who commutes with him on the bus. Read full book review >