Search Results: "Trisha Krauss"


BOOK REVIEW

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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Released: Dec. 2, 1968

"Really a cartoon strip despite its packaging, and in essence just as ephemeral."
. . . and Other Stories You Can Make Up Yourself if you want to be what you're not—and you're not easily discouraged. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING UNDER A MUSHROOM by Ruth Krauss
Released: March 1, 1974

"There are other comments dropped here and there — 'I'll be the little street and you be the little street cleaner' (the speaker pictured prone, while a companion sweeps him with a broom) or 'I wouldn't wish to be spaghetti' — and it all does take place under a mushroom, to the likely satisfaction of whimsical grownups and children too young to care why."
To this reader at least a sub-mushroom setting is a handicap to overcome, and Ruth Krauss' scattered snatches of childlike conversation only increase the risk of preciosity. Read full book review >

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GREAT HOUSE by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Brainy and often lyrically expressive, but also elusive and sometimes infuriatingly coy; Krauss is an acquired taste."
A many-drawered writing desk resonates powerfully but for different reasons with the various characters in this novel about loss and retrieval from Krauss (The History of Love, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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MAN WALKS INTO A ROOM by Nicole Krauss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2002

"A bit too theme-driven and intermittently static, but Krauss is a highly intelligent writer. It'll be interesting to see what she turns to next."
There are some lovely moments (and echoes of early Saul Bellow) in this interestingly conceived first novel, but its somewhat attenuated account of an amnesiac's quest for his missing years trails off into improbability and inconclusiveness. 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 >