Search Results: "Aaron Renier"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNSINKABLE WALKER BEAN by Aaron Renier
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

Anyone who has said that pirates are an overused motif in youth literature has not yet met Walker Bean. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF SIR LANCELOT THE GREAT by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2008

"More, please. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Rejoice, fans of the Squire's Tales, Morris is finally bringing his terrific recastings of Arthurian legend to a younger audience. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR BALIN THE ILL-FATED by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Shame on you, Gerald Morris, for treating the Matter of Britain with insufficient solemnity. (Snicker.) (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Prophecies. A young knight learns that they're just not to be trusted in this fourth of the light-hearted Arthurian Knights' Tales. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF SIR GAWAIN THE TRUE by Gerald Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2011

"Worthy reading for all budding squires and damsels. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Continuing the masterful reboot of his Squire's Tales for younger audiences, Morris takes his favorite knight from "Sir Gawain the Undefeated" to "Sir Gawain the Once Defeated" and thence to the titular moniker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HANK AARON by Peter Golenbock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Pair this for the perfect spring story hour with Lesa Cline-Ransome's Satchel Paige (not reviewed) and Elisha Cooper's Ballpark (1998). (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
The veteran sportswriter, whom readers will remember from his affecting story of Jackie Robinson and PeeWee Reese (Teammates, 1990), takes the real-life tale of baseball slugger Hank Aaron and fashions it into a fable of hope, endurance, and faith. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON BURR by Buckner F. Melton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Stories of important men behaving badly usually make entertaining reading, and this is no exception."
An engrossing account of the new American republic's first great treason trial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON, APPROXIMATELY by Zachary Lazar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 1998

"A connect-the-dots first novel with a studied, self-conscious, sporadically vivid style."
A coming-of-age story that features a hero as ambivalent as the book's title—and the reader's response is likely to be just about equally so-so. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON COPLAND by Howard Pollack
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 1999

"Not only a success in its own right, but a valuable model of what biography can and probably should be."
A music historian's (Univ. of Houston) biography of the man who, despite sectarian assaults from the academy, is still regarded as America's greatest composer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON SPELLING by Aaron Spelling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Professionally done, with many enjoyable moments, but not quite an Emmy-winning performance. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
From The Mod Squad to Dynasty to Melrose Place, the world's most prolific producer tells his story, anecdote by anecdote by anecdote. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUDGE AARON COHN by Lynn Willoughby
Released: Nov. 17, 2008

"A sturdy paean to a favorite local official."
This family memoir celebrates the accomplishments of a World War II veteran and legendary juvenile-court judge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON HENRY OF MISSISSIPPI by Minion K.C. Morrison
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2015

"A sometimes slow-moving but mostly enlightening book about a fearless man that readers should know better."
Morrison (Political Science and Public Administration/Mississippi State Univ.; African Americans and Political Participation: A Reference Handbook, 2003) brings our belated attention to Aaron Henry (1922-1997), a man of immense talent devoted to establishing an integrated society.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AARON AND ALEXANDER by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Handsome, well-executed history for a young audience. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The peculiar enmity between founding fathers Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton culminated in an infamous duel. Read full book review >