Search Results: "Valerie Worth"


BOOK REVIEW

WORTH by A. LaFaye
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Something for everyone. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
"A steer you'd have to pay for, but a boy you could adopt for free," says Nathaniel after he injures his leg and his father adopts John Worth to help work their Nebraska land. Read full book review >

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PUG by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Another welcome collection. (Picture book/poetry. 6-13)"
Jenkins again provides stunning collage illustrations for a posthumous collection of poems by esteemed poet Worth, following Animal Poems (2007). Read full book review >

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AT CHISTMASTIME by Valerie Worth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A treasure, twice over. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A cycle of 29 spare, exquisitely phrased poems, from ``Early December'' to ``Twelfth Night,'' concluded by ``Spring'' with its last remnant of ``a single/Crumpled strand/Of Christmas tinsel'' and its reminder that the cycle will be renewed. Read full book review >

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PEACOCK by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2002

"Babbitt's small, exactly detailed vignettes seem to float alongside these concise, child-friendly, often (seemingly) artless poems, reinforcing their gnomic elegance. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Readers who cherish All the Small Poems, and Fourteen More (1994) will welcome this posthumous gathering of 26 more, all but three previously unpublished. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL POEMS by Valerie Worth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2007

"Lacking supporting material about the animals, the poet (who died in 1994) or artist, this package doesn't soar with the poems, but just to have anything available by Worth is worth noting. (Picture book/poetry. 5-12)"
Worth's shrewd economy and sharp observations characterize 23 poems illustrated with Jenkins's familiar paper collages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"While Swayze's candor may prove unpalatable for some, her memoir makes a worthy addition to the canon of literature that honestly assesses grief without sentimentalizing it."
The wife of actor Patrick Swayze (1952-2009) shares bittersweet memories of caring for her husband during his battle with cancer. Read full book review >

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A RISK WORTH TAKING by Robin Pilcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Contrived, unfocused, self-indulgent. The son of Rosamund has brought us two other tedious contemporary soapers (Starting Over, 2002, etc.)."
Without a job, is Dan a man? Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"Against these highlights, some of Kelly's curmudgeonly, conservative cultural pieces pale. But the highlights are brilliant indeed, showing that American journalism lost much with Kelly's passing."
A splendid collection of newspaper and magazine pieces by the late Kelly (Martyr's Day, 1993), the first "embedded journalist" to die in the latest Iraq war. Read full book review >