Search Results: "Alexander Dawe"


BOOK REVIEW

ENDGAME by Ahmet Altan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A gripping existential thriller in the vein of Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games (2006)."
A jaded crime novelist retires to a Turkish village on the brink of civil war. Read full book review >

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THE TIME REGULATION INSTITUTE by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Like all great satire, this book will make readers laugh and cringe in equal measure."
A Turkish novel published more than 50 years ago is now translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NISSEQUOTT by Margaret Dawe
Released: June 26, 1992

A stylistically strenuous, time-and-image hopping, ultimately arresting first novel concerned with the changing inner and outer worlds of a Long Island girl from 1958-1973, and with the raw strength of youthful growth and change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE RIVER by Ted Dawe
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"Readers will either see themselves in Devon and his story or will reconsider their own roles in their schools' social structures. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A Maori teen's brutal experiences at boarding school provide an object lesson in how systems of power perpetuate themselves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POND BOOK AND THE TADPOLE TANK by Karen Dawe
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"This is an attractive hands-on package. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
In the Hand in Hand with Nature series, this inviting field guide to pond life for young naturalists is full of suggestions for observation that will stimulate responsible exploration of the environment. Read full book review >

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SPIRITED AWAY by Tom  Dawe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2017

"A few mild chills but bland and generic fare overall. (glossary) (Folkloric short stories. 8-11)"
Supernatural talk and tales from a Newfoundland poet and lifelong resident. Read full book review >

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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HER IDEA by Rilla Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A perfect storm of ugly imagery, sloppy thinking and subpar writing. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author of The Best Book in the World (2014), a paean to reading, brings to the art of writing the same over-the-top exuberance.Read full book review >

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MILLIE IN THE SNOW by Alexander Steffensmeier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Sharp-eyed children will delight in the antics of the other farm animals tucked away in the busy spreads, but 'moo-velous' Millie in her woolen cap is the star of this show. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Millie, the delightfully different bovine star of Millie Waits for the Mail (2007), returns for another adventure, but this time she is helping the mail carrier instead of scaring him. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY AND THE BULLY by Claire Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The foreword, by a staff therapist at Northwestern's Family Institute, provides tips for parents and teachers on using stories in bullying-prevention programs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lucy, a primary grader, is good at art to the delight of all her classmates, except for Tommy. Read full book review >

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CHASKA AND THE GOLDEN DOLL by Ellen Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"A likable, useful contribution. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The true story of how one Andean village was able to fund a school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC THUMBELINA by Alexander Pogrebniak
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2011

"Not the slickest app ever, but the art is well worth second and third looks. (iPad storybook app. 7-9)"
An alternate track of instrumental rock adds an unusual dimension to this paraphrased version of the classic female-bondage/abandonment tale. Read full book review >