Search Results: "Adrienne Yorinks"


BOOK REVIEW

QUACK! by Arthur Yorinks
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

Bilingual, in a way, this tale of a duck who rockets to the Moon, then parachutes back when homesickness strikes, is told partly in English, partly in Quack, a one-word duck language. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

A very nicely conceived title that does not entirely cohere. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Nevertheless, it's a solid addition to the growing body of literature on the subject. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
George Shannon was 16 years old when he joined the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. Read full book review >

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STAND FOR CHILDREN by Marian Wright Edelman
NONFICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"The book is poorly designed, with text and art disappearing into the gutters, but the message is important, and forcefully seconded by the illustrations. (Picture book. 12+)"
In this version of a speech delivered during a 1996 rally at the Lincoln Memorial, the founder of the Children's Defense Fund asserts the rights of children, then challenges readers to do more to nurture and preserve those rights. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELEPHANT'S WALK by Adrienne Kennaway
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Classified as fiction, but less a story than an excellent introduction to African wildlife. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The 1988 Greenaway winner (Crafty Chameleon), who is noted for striking watercolors illustrating animal fables, surveys African animals as seen by Little Elephant while he roams the plains and forests with his mother. Read full book review >

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TIMOTHY AND THE DRAGON’S GATE by Adrienne Kress
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Though at least as wordy as its predecessor, the tale's snarky dialogue, sudden twists, authorial asides and daffy characters will keep readers turning the pages. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
The eponymous young heroine of Alex and The Ironic Gentleman (2007) sails in about halfway through to play a supporting role in this equally tongue-in-cheek sequel. Read full book review >

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IN THE QUIET by Adrienne Ross
Released: March 1, 2000

"This tender and touching story of love, loss, and rediscovery is strongly plotted and poetically told, but the characters make it count; every one of them is someone readers will want to meet again. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Things lost, things found, and their seekers are at the center of this novel about a girl's prolonged mourning for her mother. Read full book review >

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NO ONE CAN KNOW by Adrienne LaCava
MYSTERY THRILLER

"A riveting historical novel, featuring brisk plotting and engaging characters."
LaCava's well-researched, character-driven debut thriller tells a tale of CIA involvement in President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Read full book review >

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WALT DISNEY by Bill Scollon
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"An iconic success story that has often been told before but rarely so one-dimensionally or with such firm adherence to the company line. (bibliography) (Biography. 8-10)"
A squeaky-clean biography of the original Mouseketeer. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE MOUNTAIN by Miriam Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Overall: lovely. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The great mountain supports a complex system of flora and fauna. Read full book review >

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HARRY AND LULU by Arthur Yorinks
Released: April 1, 1999

"Not exactly, but it has its moments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-7868-2276-7 Yorinks (The Miami Giant, 1995, etc.) captures a child in several deeply recognizable moments: the tantrum, the imaginary journey, the heartbreak of the wrong toy; the delight when it turns out to be the right one. Read full book review >