Search Results: "Sylvia Long"


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Released: May 10, 1989

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

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SYVLIA LONG’S THUMBELINA by Sylvia Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"The illustrator has made a lush and vivid world for her Thumbelina to inhabit. (Fairy tale. 5-9)"
Long hews very closely to the Hans Christian Andersen tale, in which a woman longing for a child finds a tiny one in a flower grown from an enchanted barley seed given to her by a fairy. Read full book review >

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR by Sylvia Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Wonderfully soothing. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Illustrations of stargazing animals accompany this well-known lullaby. Read full book review >

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DECK THE HALL by Sylvia Long
illustrated by Sylvia Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A yuletide treasure indeed, for Christmas gift-giving and for quick sing-alongs in story hours and before bedtime. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Legions of parents and preschoolers across the land adore the baby bunny in starry pajamas (and the anti-materialistic sentiments) in Long's bestselling Hush Little Baby (1997). 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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FINDING SYLVIA by Alan  Shayne
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"A bleak but potent Hollywood tale with an exceptional and truly riveting protagonist."
In this mystery, a former actor with movie producer aspirations may have a good story to sell if he can find the woman he once loved, who inexplicably vanished. Read full book review >

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FIRE RACE by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Afterword by Julian Lang, a member of the Karuk tribe; bibliography. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
The Yellow Jackets are known to keep fire on top of their snowy mountain; boldly, Coyote offers to ``make them pretty'' if they close their eyes. 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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AN EGG IS QUIET by Dianna Aston
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

"A delight for budding naturalists of all stripes, flecks, dots and textures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Worthy successor to Ruth Heller's Chickens Aren't The Only Ones (1981), this engrossing album pairs images of dozens of precisely detailed eggs and their diverse wild parents to basic facts presented in neatly hand-lettered lines. Read full book review >

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THE MOST TIMID IN THE LAND by Oliver Herford
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"In colorful double spreads, Long clothes the crowds of bunnies in medieval splendor and gives them amusingly appropriate expressions— dogged, silly, anxious, etc. As much fun as a barrel of bunnies. (Poetry/Picture book. 4-10)"
Beginning with ``The Bunnies are a feeble folk/Whose weakness is their strength./To shun a gun a Bun will run/To almost any length,'' a popular turn-of-the-century nonsense poet (1863-1935) spins a mock heroic tale about a contest for the hand of the Princess Bunita, reversing conventions at every turn (``Only the faint-hearted/Are deserving of the fair''). Read full book review >