Search Results: "Barbara Rush"


BOOK REVIEW

SABBATH LION by Howard Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Excellent source note. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Yosef (ten) must travel from Algiers to Cairo to claim his family's inheritance. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"A fine collection that belongs in every library. (Folklore. 7+)"
Fifteen brief stories, some from oral tradition (Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Orient) and others transcribed as early as the fifth century (in Babylon) or as late as the nineteenth. Read full book review >

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A MIGHTY IMAGINATION
by Julie Danielson

Barbara DaCosta and Ed Young aren’t new to collaboration. In 2012, she wrote and he illustrated Nighttime Ninja, her debut picture book. Mighty Moby, on shelves in early August, is their second collaboration, and it came to exist in a way not typical for most picture books, what the author calls “an unusual method” and “backward.”

Evidently, Ed Young ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE LANCE AND THE VEIL by Kevin Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A big, bold biblical saga to fire the Christian imagination."
A Roman princess and a Roman soldier live through some of the most pivotal moments in Christianity in this richly imagined novel. Read full book review >

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THE LOW LIVES by J.D. Rush
Released: Jan. 10, 2011

"A full rendering of the highs and lows of being homeless."
A homeless youth in San Francisco searches for true freedom in Rush's debut. Read full book review >

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FAMILY PIECES by Misa Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2012

"The characters feel like photocopies from other works, but the plot marches forward to a satisfying resolution."
Rush's debut novel weaves the lives of two seemingly charmed women into a tale of family secrets. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"What's next? Probably an equally maladroit series of trips to the Revolutionary War itself. (author's note, quiz) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Rush Revere and his horse, Liberty, return to Manchester Middle School for more "rush, rush, rushing to history." Read full book review >

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DEVILS & THIEVES by Jennifer Rush
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Don your leathers and get riding this (sub)urban fantasy. (Fantasy. 13-18)"
Motorcycle gangs and magical powers: two great concepts that go unexpectedly well together. Read full book review >

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SUBTLE BODIES by Norman Rush
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Easier to lug around than its predecessors but with plenty of heft regardless."
Rush's third novel is an outlier—a slim book not set in Botswana—but his concerns with our carnal and intellectual lives remain pleasurably, provocatively intact. Read full book review >

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ALTERED by Jennifer Rush
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2013

"Riveting. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Ignore the shaky start—within minutes, this medical-engineering thriller will have readers glued to their seats. Read full book review >

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WHAT ABOUT EMMA? by Ken Rush
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The illustrations work as landscape paintings, solidly evoking the Vermont countryside, but Rush keeps the details of the characters' faces vague most of the time, which places readers at arm's length from the emotional aspect of the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An undistinguished account of life on a small Vermont farm. Read full book review >