Search Results: "Tasha Pym"


BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SNEEP? by Tasha Pym
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Giggles are guaranteed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this deliciously silly rhyming read-aloud from Great Britain, a boy asks readers if they've ever had their picnics pinched by a Sneep or their peaceful reading time ruined by a deafening Snook or "Surely you've spied a Floon and thought, / ‘Of all the curious things!' / Gone in to take a closer look… / and discovered that it springs?" Read full book review >

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CORGIVILLE CHRISTMAS by Tasha Tudor
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2003

"Those who love Tudor's reverent homage to yesteryear will enjoy spending time in snowy Corgiville for the holiday season. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An old-fashioned Christmas season in a New England village is the theme of Tudor's latest installment about Corgiville, her fictional town inhabited by her favorite Corgi dogs, as well as by rabbits, cats, and chickens. Read full book review >

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A FATAL WALTZ by Tasha Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Tantalizing but ultimately tepid."
Port-swilling sleuth Lady Emily Ashton embroils herself in an international intrigue that might just start World War I two decades early. Read full book review >

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AND ONLY TO DECEIVE by Tasha Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Pleasantly soporific."
A young widow immerses herself in antiquity and uncovers a scandal in Alexander's Victorian-era suspense debut. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 9, 2009

"The rotating format offers little in the way of analysis and very few conclusions, but the author offers valid testimony for the specific concerns of women in an industry increasingly in the spotlight."
A sympathetic look at the lives and work of three nannies. Read full book review >

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SNOW BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Tasha Tudor
Released: Oct. 2, 1941

"Good read aloud material for holiday time, from picture book age up."
Once again lovely pictures, with soft coloring, and this time a more clear cut job of reproduction. Read full book review >

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART  by Tasha Nathan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Although this coming-of-age story deals with an interracial relationship and immigrant angst, limp writing, one-dimensional characters, and sweet but simplistic motivations sink it. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Shy high school senior Nisha, brown-skinned and dark-haired, tries to balance her parents' strict and traditional Sri Lankan Tamil expectations and values with the freedoms of the liberal Canadian society she is growing up in. Read full book review >

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A POISONED SEASON by Tasha Alexander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"A ponderously ornate, red herring-replete, but mildly diverting mystery."
Lady Emily Ashton returns, this time to decipher Marie Antoinette's letters, solve a pair of murders and stop a pretender to the Bourbon throne. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE SHATTERED GLASS by Tasha Alexander
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Alexander brings back her husband-and-wife detective team (Death in the Floating City, 2012, etc.) in a tale most likely to appeal to readers who like a little naughty homicide blended into their cozy period romance."
Nothing lowers the atmosphere of a country estate more than a corpse on the library floor. Fortunately, no one can solve the murder more graciously and expeditiously than Lady Emily Hargreaves in this frothy Victorian whodunit. Read full book review >

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A TALE FOR EASTER by Tasha Tudor
Released: June 15, 1941

"Built on the popularity of bunnies and chickens in connection with Easter celebration."
This is a bit larger than the Sylvie books, and is a better job of printing, good color work, beautiful reproduction. Read full book review >

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LINSEY WOOLSEY by Tasha Tudor
Released: June 15, 1946

"Stocking book format; perishable white background jacket and pale yellow board binding."
Another in the series of calico books, which include Pumpkin Moonshine. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE by Tasha Tudor
Released: Oct. 19, 1944

"There are 77 rhymes in the collection, — more than half of them are the indispensables; the balance includes some that we think of as counting rhymes, rounds, familiar sayings and some that are rarely soon except in complete editions."
This is a lovely little Mother Goose, quite off the beaten track, not only in its selection but in its small format, scarcely larger than a squarish stocking book. Read full book review >