Search Results: "Vivian Sathre"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 9, 1999

"Emerging readers will be delighted by this unpretentious, comic tale. (Fiction. 6-9)"
paper 0-440-41397-4 Porcine protagonists lend a new twist to an all-too-familiar fairy tale. Read full book review >

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MOUSE CHASE by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The look is refreshingly uncluttered. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A real cat-and-mouse chase that races along in quick-stepping action sentences: ``Whiskers twitch./Mouse runs./Cat chases.'' Mouse hops onto a leaf on a gusty day and rides it up and out of Cat's clutches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE KIND MICE by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"One of the most successful aspects of the book is the luxuriant use of space; the layout employs great fields of white that give the gleeful story room to breathe. (Picture book. 4-8)"
These mice are busy, busy, busy. Read full book review >

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J.B. WIGGLEBOTTOM AND THE PARADE OF PETS by Vivian Sathre
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Indifferent b&w illustrations; the attractive color jacket gives away the ending. (Fiction. 7-9)"
A first novel about a school-sponsored pet show featuring a runaway rhea (entered by Buddy Zimmer, fifth-grade bully and all- around top dog) and a colony of ants that spells out a message on a honey-baited board (entered by J.B., Buddy's victim, desperate to make up for past humiliations). Read full book review >

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ON GRANDPA'S FARM by Vivian Sathre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Her illustrations charm readers with clear color sense and composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A quiet paean to the eternal rhythms of country life, from Sathre (Leroy Potts Meets the McCrooks, p. 468, etc.). ``Roosters crow. Read full book review >

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LEROY POTTS MEETS THE MCCROOKS by Vivian Sathre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A tall-tale contrivance in a wholly controlled, believable entertainment. (Fiction. 5-8)"
In this Yearling First Choice Chapter Book, Sathre (Three Kind Mice, p. 228, etc.) and Barnes-Murphy (who illustrated Frances Barnes-Murphy's Kings and Queens of Britain, 1996) gather their considerable wit and trot out a tale that will flapdoodle and delight beginning readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE by Bart Vivian
by Bart Vivian, illustrated by Bart Vivian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"This didactic effort lacks imagination and originality. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Children are invited to dream big in this title that doesn't quite fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE by Siobhan Vivian
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2008

"Vivian is clearly an author to watch. (Fiction. YA)"
Ruby's 16th-birthday party is interrupted by the arrival of her father whom she hasn't seen in years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA GOLDMAN by Vivian Gornick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Such a slim volume necessarily glosses over details that would dramatize Goldman's larger-than-life persona, but Gornick lucidly presents her subject's significance within a fascinating historical moment."
A brief biography of the turn-of-the-century anarchist once considered the "most dangerous woman in the world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF THE NOVEL OF LOVE by Vivian Gornick
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An exceptionally well-written, original, and thought-provoking set of essays."
Essayist and journalist Gornick (Fierce Attachments, 1987; The Approaching Eye, 1996) gathers under one cover 11 essays that explore the meaning of love and marriage as literary themes in the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"An imaginative, delightfully droll debut."
Murderous monks run amok underneath London in this contemporary supernatural tale. Read full book review >