Entries Tagged as 'Fishing'


July 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Carl Hiaasen is probably best known for his beach-worthy page turners, which combine the environmental ethics of Edward Abbey with the fluff of a novel you might pick up in an airport bookstore.  Happily for eco-minded kids, in recent years Mr. Hiaasen began writing novels for the older elementary crowd, including the […]

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The Little Mermaid (1989)

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Movies

Review By JESSICA ALMY As a mom and a feminist, I’m not crazy that “The Little Mermaid” is premised on Ariel’s decision to leave her family and literally give up her voice for a man she’s only just met.  I worry what this teaches our daughters about love. That said, I’m the first to admit […]

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Just a Dream

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Famous for timeless works such as Jumanji, Zathura and The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg brings his exquisite artwork and poignant words to the pages of Just a Dream, an environmental tale cloaked in the guise of an “I could care less” youth. Young Walter is a typical urbanite, tossing […]

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Some Dog!

April 6th, 2010 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt’s picture book Some Dog! tells the story of George, a quiet but faithful canine companion who is suddenly displaced by the arrival of an energetic stray named Zippity. One night, a thunder storm frightens Zippity to the point he’s tearing the house apart, causing the woman […]

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