Sunday, December 31, 2006

Weekend Reviews (II)

Not surprisingly, book coverage is light this final weekend of 2006. Here's what I've found. On with 2007!

A Swift Pure Cry, by Siobhan Dowd, is the Times Children's Book of the Week.

Galileo's Journal: 1609-1610, by Jeanne K. Pettenati, is the Washington Post Book of the Week.

Possibly for children? Andrea Mullaney reviews A Winter Book, by Tove Jansson, for the Scotsman. ("It's a thoughtful edition, elegantly designed and ordered like a life, from stories told from a child's perspective through to ones about ageing and accommodation and, since it's Jansson's own life, the effects of the fame the Moomins brought her.")

Mary Harris Russell reviews six new books for the Chicago Tribune. This week she considers:
  • Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis
  • Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began, story by Emmett "Shkeme" Garcia, illustrated by Victoria Pringle
  • Pirate Treasure Map: A Fairytale Adventure, by Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
  • Miracle on 49th Street, by Mike Lupica
  • Black Cat Bone, by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Gary Kelley
  • The Late Loon, by Dean Bennett