Search Results: "Bernard E. Trainor"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A straightforward, evenhanded account of the nine-year slog that began as a 'war of choice' and became 'a war of necessity.'"
A solid chronicle of the Iraq War, emphasizing military maneuvers and Iraqi participation at all levels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 1995

"A fine narrative history, written in a style suggesting a Tom Clancy thriller, that fills the void left by superficial media reporting."
A candid and gripping look at military leaders interacting with one another and with sensitive allies under enormous pressure during the Gulf War. Read full book review >

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HIGH COUNTRY MURDER by J.F. Trainor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Angie's second hardcover adventure (Corona Blue, not reviewed) is high-spirited and mind-numbingly complex, even if almost too easy for its endlessly resourceful heroine."
Angela Biwaban, the Anishinabe princess paroled from a South Dakota prison but still wanted by several other states and the FBI for her freewheeling schemes, is delighted when she finds out that Madge Rooley, the mother of her stiff-necked lawyer boss Sarah Sutton, is a salty old bird who's done some serious South Dakota time herself. Read full book review >

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COMING TO AMERICA by Bernard Wolf
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Lacking an index or bibliography, this will still provide insight into the daily life of a recently arrived family. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
An experienced photo-essayist, Wolf often takes on difficult topics. Read full book review >

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MOULDYLOCKS by Bernard Lodge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lodge's illustrations have the look of woodcuts, with thick lines and evenly applied color; Mouldylocks, curly hair wriggling beneath pointed black hat like spinach linguini, makes an earnest foil for her mercurial friends. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A surprise birthday party for Mouldylocks the young witch deteriorates into amusing, wizardly warfare when her three adult hosts take to cheating at the games. Read full book review >

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TANGLEBIRD by Bernard Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"The lesson about channeling chaos into creativity may be somewhat muted, but manipulated; children will like Tanglebird's triumph over those who once mocked him. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Detailed woodcuts colored in soft pastels add visual interest to this didactic story. Read full book review >

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EVIE AND MARGIE by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 27, 2003

"Fans of Lyle might wonder why with tears as the motif, Waber didn't go for the innuendo and make the characters crocodiles? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Evie and Margie are best friends; they do everything together, even dreaming of becoming actors. Read full book review >

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BEARSIE BEAR AND THE SURPRISE SLEEPOVER PARTY by Bernard Waber
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The reading of the accumulated names every time the animals settle down results in a book that may be too raucous for bedtime, but ideal for story hours. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A humorous cumulative tale that makes a great read-aloud for the very young. Read full book review >

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RONNIE'S WAR by Bernard Ashley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A moving snapshot of a time that still resonates. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
A young London boy comes of age in the crucible of World War II in this four-part novel for middle graders. Read full book review >