Search Results: "Andrew Roland"


BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY INTO THE BIBLE by Lois Rock
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2011

"Though the pages seem crowded at first glance, a considerable amount of information is packed into a short volume, and the explanations of complicated history will be useful to adults teaching Bible history and interesting to young readers. (Picture book/religion. 6-10)"
This British import offers an eclectic approach to biblical stories and history with panoramic, detailed illustrations, colorful maps and sidebars with "travel tips" geared to travelers of the time period. Read full book review >

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MONKEY ME AND THE PET SHOW by Timothy Roland
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"A silly story with even sillier comic-book-style illustrations for transitioning readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Monkey business continues in this second installment of the Monkey Me series for transitional and early readers. Read full book review >

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IN THE CITY by Roland Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Endlessly entertaining for all ages, as well as subtly educational. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Three siblings take turns describing their family's trip to the city, with 14 panoramic pictures. Read full book review >

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JACK’S RUN by Roland Smith
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Despite tense, action-packed escapes, the conclusion strains the bounds of credulity. (Fiction. 9-12)"
After a narrow escape from the drug dealers in whose trial Jack's father will testify (Zach's Lie, 2001), Jack and his family have returned to the dubious safety of the Witness Security Program. Read full book review >

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CRYPTID HUNTERS by Roland Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Enjoyably rollicking adventures are appropriately cheesy; the stereotypes, though equally fitting, are a bit much. (Fiction. 10-13)"
When Uncle Wolfe takes them on a dinosaur hunt, orphaned twins Grace and Marty find themselves in a B-movie with email. Read full book review >

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ZACH’S LIE by Roland Smith
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"An intriguing idea, well-written, with many heart-stopping moments, this should appeal to a wide variety of readers. (Fiction. 12-14)"
The life Jack Osborne knew has just ended. Read full book review >

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THE LAKERS by Roland Lazenby
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1993

"Captures the glory days, as well as moments both sweet and bitter. (Photographs—eight pages color, eight pages b&w—not seen)"
A lively history of the Los Angeles Lakers, focusing on Earvin ``Magic'' Johnson's infection with the HIV virus. Read full book review >

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YONVILLE by Roland Allnach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Skirts melodrama, but remains a touching, intimate tale of warts-and-all personal discovery."
Friendship and literature awaken a trophy wife to the harsh banalities of her home life. Read full book review >

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A BARTHES READER by Roland Barthes
Released: Aug. 6, 1982

"The signals, then, are decidedly mixed here—Sontag's even more than Barthes'—but all the brilliance and outlandishness (and maybe even the self-destructiveness) of the Barthesian theory is well represented in this compendium."
Sontag has made what seem to be rather conservative—and perhaps revisionist—choices in this sampler of Barthes' work, stressing complete short essays (presumably in the interest of wholeness) over sections of Barthes' longer and more radical works (Writing Degree Zero, S/Z, The Pleasure of the Text, Camera Lucida). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"Agreeable but slight—best for golfers and inveterate armchair travelers."
A veteran novelist genially recaptures an extended vacation in northern Italy. Read full book review >

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Released: July 13, 1981

"Readers of Susan Sontag's On Photography will find Barthes a gentler, more private, also insinuating voice on the subject."
Nothing is more present or more mysterious, still, than the Photograph—so one blinks only at Barthes' assumption, at the start of these meditations on its nature, that he is doing something exceptional. Read full book review >