Search Results: "C. Reynolds Keller"


BOOK REVIEW

QUINTER by C. Reynolds Keller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 29, 2012

"Readers should welcome this spy novel about a lawyer who prefers action over words, in both love and war."
First-time novelist Keller weaves the tale of a lawyer working for a company that may have shady Middle Eastern contacts and a willingness to resort to murder. Read full book review >

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TICKTOCK BANNEKER'S CLOCK by Shana Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Of greater use in STEM units than in American history studies. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
An African-American inventor of the 18th-century designs and builds a new-style clock. Read full book review >

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NICHOLAS REYNOLDS
by Gregory McNamee

Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway. The noted American author, widely admired and often parodied, was many things over his long career, from amateur boxer to open-ocean fisherman and world traveler. Along the way, he dropped into some of the ugliest war zones in the world of his day, casting his lot with the underdog in the fight, whether the French Resistance or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HELP! by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Touches like the rosy blush on Mouse's face when he realizes that Snake has rescued him give the somewhat stylized figures the necessary spark of life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A predictable story with a clear moral lesson. Read full book review >

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GERALDINE FIRST by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Keller (Rosata, 1995, etc.) conveys through her cheerful illustrations not only the many moods of her young heroine, but also a subplot involving Mama and Papa's own reactions to the bickering siblings. (Picture book. 4+)"
Geraldine is back and this time her little brother, Willie, trails after her, saying everything she says and doing everything she does. ``Stop copying me, Willie,'' snaps Geraldine. Read full book review >

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THE SCRAMBLED STATES OF AMERICA by Laurie Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The states appear in a final gallery, with a few statistics to square off the whole funny enterprise. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Imagine the states, Kansas, California, Ohio, and all the rest, as people with toothy grins, ping-pong balls for eyes, pipe cleaner limbs, and full-blown personalities. Read full book review >

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BRAVE HORACE by Holly Keller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"He's not original—the rascal who summons the courage to do the right thing—but he is charming. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Keller (Merry Christmas, Geraldine, 1997, etc.) brings the young leopard, Horace, back to the page, this time as the invitee to a monster-movie party. Read full book review >

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THE NEW BOY by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Schwartz's Camper of the Week (below) provides a subtler, more perceptive treatment of similar themes. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Relations with his fellow kindergartners go from bad to worse after mouse Milton's unfortunate opening gambit: he sticks out his tongue. Read full book review >

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FOWL PLAY, DESDEMONA by Beverly Keller
Released: April 20, 1989

The heroine of No Beasts! Read full book review >

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SORROW ROAD by Julia Keller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"Although this isn't the best of Keller's deeply nuanced, beautifully written examinations of life and death in hardscrabble coal country (Last Ragged Breath, 2015, etc.), its exploration of the ravages of Alzheimer's is deeply moving."
A deadly accident in 1938 West Virginia is the impetus for several modern murders. Read full book review >

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JACOB'S TREE by Holly Keller
Released: March 1, 1999

"At their center, the demonstrative Jacob is an everychild, learning to find joy in small measures. (Picture book. 3-5)"
PLB 0-688-15996-6 The familiar plight of the smallest is the subject of this picture book from Keller (Brave Horace, 1998, etc.), featuring a baby bear, who is smaller than his mother, father, and siblings. Read full book review >