Search Results: "Trisha Krauss"


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CHARLOTTE'S VERY OWN DRESS by Trisha Krauss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A modern take on the Cinderella story, with kind and loving sisters replacing the mean stepsisters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little, blonde, white girl named Charlotte has only hand-me-down dresses from her older sisters until they work together to create an unusual, new dress for her as a surprise. Read full book review >

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MAUDE THE NOT-SO-NOTICEABLE SHRIMPTON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Up with the lowly, down with the showy! The meek prevail in this energetic but lackluster picture book by the creator of the beloved British Charlie and Lola series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Maude Shrimpton's father's mustache is so long and twirly it harbors butterflies. Her mother wears live peacocks on her head. Maude, however, is more of a blender. Read full book review >

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THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Trisha Leaver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 28, 2015

"For lovers of melodrama only. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A fatal accident leaves one twin sister dead and the other trying to figure out her identity. Read full book review >

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BELLA'S BLESSINGS by Brenda Stokes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2012

"Clearly didactic and unabashedly sentimental, though undeniably well-meant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Grandma Beaver and her grandkit, Bella, share a special bond and a family tradition. Read full book review >

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CREED by Trisha Leaver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 8, 2014

"Undemanding suspense. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Three teens become trapped by a terrifying cult when they stumble into a strange town after breaking down in a remote area. Read full book review >

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MOONPENNY ISLAND by Trisha Springstubb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Poetic and poignant, Springstubb's tale of friendship, loss, hope and heartache is so fresh and honest it will resonate widely. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When one of an inseparable pair of friends is sent away, the other's life turns upside down. Read full book review >

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A MOON OR A BUTTON by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 4, 1959

"It would seem likely that the picture book age child would reject this."
Sometimes Ruth Krauss manages to capture the evolution of an idea in a schoolroom with complete charm and veracity. Read full book review >

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THE CANTILEVER RAINBOW by Ruth Krauss
Released: Sept. 30, 1965

"It should also find its way to what seems to us the most logical appreciative readership—college students with a taste and curiosity for the avant garde."
It was off-beat off Broadway first and it comes as a surprise to find these poem-plays and happenings being listed by the publishers at the 11 to 13 age level. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 10, 1981

"Someone's likely to be lit up by those lemons-on-fire and might even take a heady dive into that 'lake in the middle of a sentence."
. . ."in a poem you make your point with lemons-on-fire." Read full book review >

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THIS THUMBPRINT by Ruth Krauss
Released: Aug. 1, 1967

"Original nonsense that will probably be response-less."
If you have an uninhibited imagination (like Miss Krauss). a violet fingerprint can suggest anything—a singer, a dog, an Indian, a cowboy. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT DUFFY by Ruth Krauss
Released: June 15, 1946

"A love of a book."
A delectable book for the distracted parent who wants to wean small sons from too constant demand for the comics. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY SPILLED THE SKY by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 12, 1979

"But she throws away the title line with a blue splot, and overall her ordinary-looking black line and pale blue pictures betray a literal, linear sensibility when what is called for is the abandon of Bileck's Rain Makes Applesauce."
Drizzle tonight off the east coast of my head," reads Krauss' weather report, assuring old admirers that her head still grooves to its own isobars; and "b Ballet" encourages readers to let go too: ". . . be a button they push you and the moon comes out." Read full book review >