Staff Review - Jeanette

Ring of Bone: Collected Poems

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By Lew Welch, Gary Snyder (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9780872865792
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Published: City Lights Books - June 19th, 2012

The world of one Beat poet is opened up in this collection. Written from around 1950 to around his presumed death in 1971, each shows you what is important to him and many of his generation. Explore the familiar (a walk across a make-shift bridge), the constraints of the time (a man “should” have his hair short) to thoughts on his own mortality (his beard turning white when he is only 40) in haunting detail, depth and even, simplicity of wording. Comments by Gary Snyder and Welch’s own words about his work connect everything together. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Delights & Shadows

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ISBN: 9781556592010
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 1st, 2004

Wonderful word imagery paints word pictures with such gems as Tattoo; Mourners, Praying Hands, A Spiral Notebook and A Happy Birthday. Each are short in nature, but pack a real punch! The modern feel to them makes them perfect for poetry readers and those being introduced for the first time. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Cold Snap

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ISBN: 9780375857003
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2012

The town of Toby Mills is having the coldest cold snap ever! And they are losing hope! But when an announcement posted proclaims a surprise, the town is intrigued. What could it be? It is too cold to do anything but curl up with a warm cat, blanket and a good book. But the town is in for one very special (and sweet) treat! Illustrations are fun and perfect complement to text. (Love the cardinal on the cover!) All ages. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Serendipity & Me

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ISBN: 9780670014408
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Published: Viking Children's Books - February 7th, 2013

Sara wants a cat. But her father is set against it. When a fluffy, white kitten finds her way into their lives it starts the journey of why cats are forbidden and many questions about her mother are answered. And Sara’s and her father’s journey to healing begins. Sweet prose in poetry format (reading as a novel). Ages 10 to 13. ~Reviewed by Jeanette

Stick Dog

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ISBN: 9780062110787
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Published: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2013

In the journal format of Diary of a Wimpy Kid our hero Stick Dog and his friends must make a plan on how to get the hamburgers from the humans. Funny images, misunderstandings and crazy ideas makes this book a for reluctant readers, dog people or hamburger people! ~Reviewed by Jeanette

The Whispering House

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ISBN: 9780060774974
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 22nd, 2012

Hannah and her family move into a small cottage for a few months. But with her father overseas, Hannah must rely on herself, her few very good friends and her art to keep her occupied. But when she draws a picture of Maisie Holt, a girl who lived in the house in the 19th century, things start taking an odd turn. Supernatural mystery makes for a spooky good time for the middle-reader! Companion to The Theft & the Miracle ~Reviewed by Jeanette


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