Search Results: "bottle houses"


BOOK REVIEW

RUBBER HOUSES by Ellen Yeomans
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Dismal reading. (Fiction. YA)"
Continuing her thematic preoccupation with death, Yeomans creates a free-verse diary for 17-year-old Kit's year-long period of grief, guilt and ultimate coping strategy following the loss of her nine-year-old brother Buddy to cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEVEN HOUSES by Alev Lytle Croutier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2002

"In spite of all the color and pretty prose: a dull and underdeveloped saga."
Noted scriptwriter and second-novelist Croutier (The Palace of Tears, 2000) details the fall of a once-powerful family as Turkey changes from a backwater to a country allied with the West: a tale more loving ode to the past than gripping narrative. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Index not seen. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Though the title gives little hint of the mythological content, the scholarly information here on Native American buildings in North America—Iroquois longhouse, Navajo hogan, Pueblo kiva, and a variety of California and Northwest coast dwellings, tipis, lodges, and sweathouses—is intertwined with myths and legends concerning their creation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BOTTLE MYSTERY by Kathy Hoopmann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 21, 2015

"Two stories, both sketchy, that, while not actually at cross purposes, never really move in tandem. (Graphic fantasy. 9-11)"
In this graphic version of a 2001 novel, a lad with Asperger syndrome finds the world at least a little easier to navigate after he unearths a magic bottle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY IN A BOTTLE by Peter Pesic
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A fine example of just how much scientific treasure even the simplest of questions can unearth."
Why is the sky blue? Here's the story of how the answer was discovered. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SODA BOTTLE SCHOOL by Seño Laura Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A likely hit with young eco-activists, despite the bland visuals. (afterword) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
A Guatemalan community turns trash to treasure, thanks to a teacher's "crazy idea." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE BOTTLE BRIDGE by Jessica Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Not every mystery is resolved, but readers will likely still be pleased with the outcome. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Minna Treat makes a new friend and learns something new about an old one as she grapples with the expectations of family and community in Gilbreth, a small New York town dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional crafts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTER IN A BOTTLE by Suqoon Project
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2012

"The well-done components of this app are really good, but its few oversights and missteps interfere with what would otherwise be a pleasant reading experience. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A young girl receives a mysterious invitation to afternoon tea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIN THE BOTTLE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Great fun, with many laugh-out-loud truths. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Seventh-grader Phoebe Hart desperately wants to be an actress, so she overcomes her self-consciousness enough to join the Drama Club, landing a minor role in Guys and Dolls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

A deeply humane but also thoroughly depressing inquiry into the puzzle of what prevents perpetually addicted men from choosing recovery and sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TERROR AT BOTTLE CREEK by Watt Key
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Fare to satisfy readers captivated by disaster, particularly outdoor enthusiasts, but less satisfying to aspiring feminists. (Adventure. 9-13)"
When a hurricane strikes the Alabama coastal swamps, it takes real expertise to survive. Read full book review >