Search Results: "Bryan E. Robinson"


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LIMESTONE GUMPTION by Bryan E. Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 22, 2014

"In his fictional debut, psychologist Robinson (The Smart Guide to Managing Stress, 2012, etc.) can't quite integrate crime and small-town Southern life, especially those comic residents who slide into caricature. Even the likable, voice-of-reason protagonist has his cornball moments, best swallowed quickly or skipped altogether."
Love, death and sisterhood along the Suwannee River. Read full book review >

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DANVIS TALES by Rowland E. Robinson
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"More valuable as documents of social history and linguistic rarities than as literature."
Rowland Evans Robinson (1833-1900), a well-loved voice of 19th-century Vermont, is rescued here from obscurity by poet/playwright Budbill in this intriguing collection, an abridged version of the author's complete works in seven volumes published between 1934 and 1937. Read full book review >

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Released: March 20, 2013

"A book that offers an effective argument against the pseudoscience of intelligent design from an unusual point of view."
A primer on biblical and scientific theories of the creation of the universe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"An axe-grinding account of a failed enterprise that deserved, if not a better fate, at least a more accomplished Boswell. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A poorly written, ostentatiously scathing, and utterly dispensable log of an airline's slow-motion crackup. Read full book review >

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Released: July 15, 2011

"A ho-hum advice book that's long on lists and short on appeal. (Nonfiction. 16-18)"
This slender volume provides advice for teens with ADHD and learning disabilities on successfully making the transition to college. Read full book review >

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LET IT SHINE by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Incorporated into these final spreads with the music are concluding illustrations for every song, each focusing on a shining source of light. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
An extra-large trim size, a vibrant palette and Bryan's glorious cut-paper collage illustrations add up to a marvelous interpretation of three traditional African-American spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Read full book review >

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ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Note on the spirituals. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
Twenty splendid examples of spirituals are provided with simple arrangements by David Manning Thomas (guitar chords also included). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still, the rolling language and appealing illustrations make this a must. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Blackbird shares his gifts with the birds of Africa in this colorful read-aloud. Read full book review >

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CAN'T SCARE ME! by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"This musical trickster breathes new life into an old tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's Anansi. It's Coyote. No, it's a boy wonder who knows no fear. Read full book review >

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TORNADO SLIM AND THE MAGIC COWBOY HAT by Bryan Langdo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An ebullient and refreshing venture Out West. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Colloquially told, with an epistolary twist, this Western tall tale of guileless cowboy Slim, who finds himself thrust into the role of a hero, packs a lot of charm. Read full book review >