Search Results: "Allan Baillie"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE BROTHER by Allan Baillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

Driven by a slim promise of safety plus the hope of finding his older brother Mang, 11-year-old orphan Muong Vithy makes his way across hundreds of miles of war-torn Cambodia to the Thai border, relying on his wits and the kindness of strangers to stay alive, evading the dreaded Khmer Rouge, and finding at last a chance for a new life in a distant country. Read full book review >

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ADRIFT by Allan Baillie
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1992

"Based on a true incident, set in Australia, and published there in 1984: a swift-paced survival adventure that'll hold readers to the end. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Two children and a cat, playing on a crate they have found, are caught by a current and carried out to sea—from the author of Little Brother (p. 48). Read full book review >

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REBEL by Allan Baillie
by Allan Baillie, illustrated by Di Wu
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A valuable offering, suggesting a variety of creative uses. (Picture book. 5-10)"
With ``long columns of crunching, hard-faced soldiers,'' the General and his artillery march over Burma's dusty plains to order a playground destroyed while children watch. Read full book review >

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BAWSHOU RESCUES THE SUN by Chun-Chan Yeh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

A Chinese scholar teams up with two Australians to recount a tale about a giant boy who is born after his father's departure to retrieve the sun, which has been stolen by the King of the Devils. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Still, the combination of scientist profiles and excellent animal photographs may well inspire some future conservationists. (map, glossary, index, description of EDGE project) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The Zoological Society of London's Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) project identifies species that are severely endangered and not receiving public attention. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR HEINRICH SCHLÖGEL by Martha Baillie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A poetic journey into mystery that asks hazy questions about time, culture and one's sense of self."
An emotionally distant expat travels into the wilds of Canada, where he disappears into a rift in time. Read full book review >

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WHOOSH! by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Water babies are sure to wade into this one. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Filled with onomatopoeia and animals both familiar and new, this book shows children that there are creatures that love water just the way they do. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SAVE A SPECIES by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"An appealing and effective way to convey an important message. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
Striking photographs and clear explanatory text introduce 15 highly endangered species and two brought back from the edge of extinction, examples of the "very wonderful, very rare" living things with which humans share our world. Read full book review >

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NOSE TO TOES by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While it can't hold a candle to Pretend You're a Cat (1990), it's an imaginative romp that will have children pretending to be all the creatures they see. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pretending to be an animal can be fun, especially when there are so many to choose from. Read full book review >

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TIN LIZZIE by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2008

"This frank appraisal of the auto's appeal, and its ultimate cost, will definitely set children to thinking. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bolstered by teeming galleries of cars old and new, Drummond both pays tribute to Henry Ford's Model T (a century old this year) and issues a challenge to readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAVEN by Nicholas Allan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"When a stray puppy comes to live with the girl, she tries to give it a little heaven on earth, but readers may already have gone on to the more congenial version of paradise found in Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Most books about the death of a pet are solemn and carefully worded, but Allan (Jesus' Christmas Party, 1992, etc.) treats the subject in a decidedly different manner. Read full book review >

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JESUS' CHRISTMAS PARTY by Nicholas Allan
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Charming. (Picture book. 3+)"
``There was nothing the innkeeper liked more than a good night's sleep,'' begins this amusing account of the Blessed Event from his point of view. Read full book review >