Search Results: "Tess Weaver"


BOOK REVIEW

WITHOUT TESS by Marcella Pixley
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Pixley (Freak, 2007) once again plumbs the emotional depths of a tough subject with sensitivity and insight into the complexities of human nature and sibling bonds. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Tess' drowning five years ago weighs heavily on sister Lizzie, who, at 15, struggles with her feelings of guilt and betrayal for not doing enough to save Tess from herself. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK FINCH, LOUDMOUTH by Tess Weaver
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2008

"Read this book with Frederick's brio and it will pay for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Not that it doesn't have its charms, but Weaver's story about finding a calling is pretty silly. Read full book review >

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DREAM WEAVER by Penina Keen Spinka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still waiting for Spinka's voice to grow up."
A reverse retelling of the epic that signaled Spinka's attempt to leap from YA to adult fiction (Picture Maker, 2001). Read full book review >

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OPERA CAT by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"Bravissima! (Picture book. 4-8)"
What's a diva to do? Read full book review >

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THE WEAVER by Thacher Hurd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 22, 2010

Where do dreams come from? Read full book review >

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DREAM-WEAVER by Louise Lawrence
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"The hasty and unexpected ending is a disappointment in an otherwise promising interstellar adventure. (Fiction. 9+)"
Lawrence (Keeper of the Universe, 1993, etc.) presents the story of wealthy space colonists fleeing an ecologically damaged Earth in droves for a chance to live on a virgin planet. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WEAVER by Madeline Lycka
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"A satisfying ending hindered by a difficult narrative journey."
Love and deceit rule in a shadowy kingdom populated by lesbian vampires who live on the fringes of society. Read full book review >

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DREAM WEAVER by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fascinating and fun spider facts cap off a rare effort where engaging text, distinct illustrations, and smart design jibe perfectly. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Through the eyes of a curious child, readers observe the behavior of a single yellow spider and his world in a lyrical bedtime story. Read full book review >

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ENCORE, OPERA CAT! by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Brava! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Alma is a cat with a talent and a dream: She can sing opera, and she wants to perform on stage just like her human, Madame SoSo. Read full book review >

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CAT JUMPED IN! by Tess Weaver
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 19, 2007

"Human and feline foibles are spot-on with a purring finish: That 'someone' isn't seen until the last page. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Weaver and McCully offer an amusing twist on the saying "curiosity killed the cat," with few words, but lots of animated artwork that details the funny feline frenzy. Read full book review >

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DREAM WEAVER by Jane Yolen
Released: April 1, 1979

"And goodness knows there's little to delight in."
What hath Bettelheim wrought? Read full book review >