Search Results: "Tom Curry"


BOOK REVIEW

SNAIL AND BUFFALO by Jim Latimer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Definitely on the idiosyncratic side, but a refreshing gambol. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What could have been mere instruction on the concepts of little and big becomes poetically resonant in the hands of Latimer (James Bear and the Goose Gathering, 1994, etc.) and Curry, who makes his debut. Read full book review >

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A FINE ST. PATRICK’S DAY by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

"A thought- and discussion-provoking tale that shouldn't be relegated to the 'holiday' shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Though the author makes a bit of a leap at the end, this original tale, celebrating the benefits of generosity over ambition, makes worthwhile reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOTMAKER AND THE ELVES by Susan Lowell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A bootmaker ``so poor even his shadow had holes in it'' wakes one morning to find his last piece of leather made into a pair of eye-popping, shiny new cowboy boots, bright with stars and roses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUCKAMOO GIRLS by Ellen A. Kelley
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

Saddle up for an udderly hilarious parody about two cows' fantasy of being cowgirls for a day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A solid contribution to the literature of recent American political history. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A moving story of a poor family's unforeseen contribution to the civil-rights struggle in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COURTESAN by Alexandra Curry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The patchy but brightly detailed story of a woman's efforts to be 'curious and virtuous and wise' despite the oppressive forces surrounding her."
Part tragic fairy tale, part historical overview, this novel is based on the life of legendary Chinese courtesan Jinhua, who's already been the subject of Chinese operas, ballets, and plays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EGYPTIAN BOX by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A well-crafted, unusual, and entertaining voyage. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Tee is resentful, irritable, shy, self-conscious, contrary, and determined to be miserable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT THE DICKENS! by Jane Louise Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

During Charles Dickens's 1842 US journey, Cherry Dobbs, 11, overhears thieves planning to steal the manuscript of his latest book in order to print a pirated edition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAIT AND SEE, ANNIE LEE by Michelle Curry Wright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2001

"Starts out fresh and funny, then turns awfully cute awfully fast. Still, the story is entertaining, and the author has a talent for quirky characterization."
Amusing if overextended debut about the misadventures of a Colorado waitress. Read full book review >