Search Results: "Vanessa Cabban"


BOOK REVIEW

VANESSA by Dan Callahan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2014

"Richly detailed account of Redgrave's career, though it's missing the fireworks that some encounters with the author might have ignited."
A freelance critic and author returns with a blend of biography and criticism in his reconstruction of the life of the woman many consider the greatest actress of her time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A cozy book, ideal for story time. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Bertie and his best friend—or more accurately stated, toy rabbit, named Small—are inseparable, embarking upon innumerable adventures together. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO PLACE LIKE HOME by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"Such similar but more adventuresome quests as Eric Carle's House For Hermit Crab (1987) or Liesel Moak Skorpen's We Were Tired Of Living In A House, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (1999), have far more to offer readers than this bland, superficial outing. (Picture books. 4-6)"
Taking full advantage of the fact that even the most trite sentiments will be new to young children, Emmett and Cabban send the mole introduced in Bringing Down the Moon (2001) off to find a new home that's "BIG and BRIGHT and BEAUTIFUL." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE THERE’S A BEAR, THERE’S TROUBLE! by Michael Catchpool
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"These new friends need more adventures together. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A yellow bee flies low across a meadow attracting the attention of a bear, who imagines the "sticky honey, yummy honey, drippy honey, gooey honey" waiting at the end of the bee's journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR SANTA CLAUS by Alan Durant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

A little girl named Holly corresponds with Santa during the month of December in this holiday offering that includes her hand-printed letters as part of the text and removable notes (and other tiny treasures) from Santa tucked into small, attached envelopes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOSEBERRY GOOSE by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"English author and illustrator capture a certain openhearted Brit approach to animal stories that is very attractive, and the double-spread, full-bleed pictures are full of sky and leaf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The clear light of autumn breezes through these pages, as Gooseberry Goose practices landing, taking off, gliding, and doing loop-the-loops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THERE’S A HOUSE INSIDE MY MOMMY by Giles Andreae
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A sparkling celebration of a wondrous event. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A tot's wide-eyed anticipation of the arrival of his sibling is the focus of this gently humorous tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRINGING DOWN THE MOON by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A sweet lesson in not getting what you want, yet getting what you need. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There is no denying the sleep-inducing qualities of Emmett's (Ten Little Monsters, not reviewed) bedtime tale, so tender and delicate it could be the Platonic ideal for gentleness, while Cabban's (Down in the Woods at Sleepy Time, 2000, etc.) illustrations add the softness of a night warmed by moonlight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANESSA REDGRAVE by Vanessa Redgrave
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"She makes this case so convincingly that the reader is left wanting to go back and see every part she has played—more often than not brilliantly—with the new eye this book provides."
In keeping with celebrity autobiographies, Redgrave offers a tell-all memoir—except that the passions she reveals are for politics, not sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOWN IN THE WOODS AT SLEEPYTIME by Carole Lexa Schaefer
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A cozy tale that provides a soothing transition from play-time to bedtime for bustling babies and toddlers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Schaefer weaves an enchanting bedtime tale for rambunctious tots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANESSA & VIRGINIA by Susan Sellers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2009

"A self-consciously precious sort-of-fiction that follows the facts and offers nothing new for Bloomsbury cultists while flattening much of the drama into navel-gazing."
Despite the title, this first novel by Virginia Woolf scholar Sellers is much more focused on Virginia's sister Vanessa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KISSING VANESSA by Simon Cheshire
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"It's flat-out uproarious. (Fiction. YA)"
Fifteen-year-old Kevin falls in love at first sight and does everything wrong in this sidesplitting romp through adolescent love. Read full book review >