Search Results: "Aubrey Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

BAGELS FROM BENNY by Aubrey Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Even younger readers will have no trouble appreciating either the wisdom that Grandpa offers, or the close relationship between him and his devout grandson. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
A heartfelt gesture of gratitude takes a surprising but altogether proper twist in this retold folktale. Read full book review >

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A HEN FOR IZZY PIPPIK by Aubrey Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Steadfast and quietly amusing, Shaina is a girl to admire. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Shaina discovers an unusual hen sporting "emerald green feathers with golden speckles," she strives to find its rightful owner. Read full book review >

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KISHKA FOR KOPPEL by Aubrey Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A fresh look at an old favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional tale of three wishes gone wrong is here retold with a Jewish flavor as a magic meat grinder helps a junk man and his wife remember what's important in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 1993

"Informative and solid—if not especially gripping—and a valuable reminder that despite the extent of world environmental crises, motivated women and men can still make changes for the better. (Photographs.)"
Profiles in courage from the environmental front, as Wallace (ed., The New Environmental Handbook—not reviewed) presents a remarkable group of individuals whose efforts on behalf of the planet have earned each of them a $60,000 Goldman Prize for environmental activism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRYSTAL BONES by C. Aubrey Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"It's not subtle, but it will carry along some readers on the prose's pure eagerness. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This enthusiastic but clichéd series opener strings trope after trope on a thread of purple prose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BALLAD OF THE LOW LIFES by Enrico Remmert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2004

"Funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly good-natured: a nice romp through the thickets of good and evil. (N.B. Books to Film: The Italian film company RAI Cinema is currently in production with an adaptation of The Ballad of Low Lifes.)"
A caper about a trio of petty grifters in Turin who try to pull off the Big C (Con): second novel but first English translation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUBLE BLANK by Yasmina Khadra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2005

"Slight as a police procedural, but a fascinating tour of a corrupt and crumbling society."
Droll, jaded Superintendent Llob investigates the murder of a fond acquaintance from his youth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EAGLES by Aubrey Lang
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Released: Dec. 1, 1990

In the "Sierra Club Wildlife Library," a book with elegant full-color photos but a text that is merely adequate, Sattler's excellent The Book of Eagles (1989), a book of similar difficulty and length, has set a standard difficult to match. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANDREW'S OWN PLACE by Nancy Riecken
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A quiet story that may well help build understanding of timid little homebodies like Andrew. (Picture book/Young reader. 3-8)"
Since Andrew likes things predictable—his own place at the table, the same kind of oatmeal each day, a special toothbrush slot—he's apprehensive when his family goes for an early morning picnic. Read full book review >