Search Results: "Valerie Boyd"


BOOK REVIEW

WRAPPED IN RAINBOWS by Valerie Boyd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Brings one of the most pivotal figures in 20th-century literature brilliantly to life. (25 b&w photos, not seen. Published in conjunction with the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Eatonville, Florida.)"
From Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor and critic Boyd, a definitive biography of the groundbreaking novelist, playwright, and anthropologist. Read full book review >

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VALERIE SOLANAS by Breanne Fahs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 2014

"As Fahs portrays her, Solanas emerges less as 'a woman who detected a spirit of collective anguish' than as a woman destroyed by her own overpowering demons."
A sympathetic biography of a troubled and troubling woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWBOY BOYD AND MIGHTY CALLIOPE by Lisa Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A ten-gallon hat full of fun, with a heartfelt message to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cowboy and his rhino (yes, rhino!) defy convention in this fresh and funny tale. Read full book review >

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VALERIE AND THE SILVER PEAR by Benjamin Darling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"A warm, rather long realistic story, affectionately illustrated in watercolor and color pencil; a tasty-sounding recipe for pear pie is included. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Valerie helps Grandpa harvest his pears and make them into pies, as Grandma used to, he holds her interest with tales of the silver pear they're sure to find among the others—just as he and Grandma did each year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BODY OF JONAH BOYD by David Leavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"One hopes the gifted Leavitt is capable of much better work. But the clock is ticking."
Leavitt's ungainly sixth novel appears to be an amalgam of transposed autobiography, literary in-talk, and the emphasis on family dynamics that distinguished his early work (The Lost Language of Cranes, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DREAMS, WILLY by Lizi Boyd
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1992

"An appealing bedtime story. (Picture book. 2-6)"
After Willy's indulgent parents finally put him to bed, he imagines who might still be awake: a bird that carries him through the air; a deer that gives him an apple; fish; the wind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE OUTSIDE by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Inspired and inspiring, this is creative genius at work. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this wordless picture book, youngsters follow a boy through the seasons and see how the natural world influences his indoor projects and outdoor activities. Read full book review >

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BLACK DOG GETS DRESSED by Lizi Boyd
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Sweet toddler amusement. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A little boy dresses his black dog from head to toe in everything from underpants to jacket and socks: "I like the shirt with stripes, do you? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLASHLIGHT by Lizi Boyd
Kirkus Star
by Lizi Boyd, illustrated by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Contemplative children will spend hours on each page, noticing such subtleties as reappearing animals and the slowly rising moon over the course of one night in the forest. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A wordless picture book both soothing and gently humorous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY AND THE CARDBOARD BOXES by Lizi Boyd
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Still, the make-believe adventures are nicely realized in Boyd's gentle, stylized art. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The day Dad's new computer arrives, Willy goes to the office with him to spend a happy day playing with the boxes, building everything from a plane to a circus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORDANT'S WISH by Valerie Coursen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Those old enough to know the meaning of Mordant's name may wonder if his wish for a friend is, after all, mere sarcasm. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mordant the Mole wishes for a friend and gets one in this greeting-card-pretty picture book. Read full book review >