Search Results: "Calvin Alexander Ramsey"


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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"An intergenerational story filled with heart and soul. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Civil Rights Movement had many heroes, but none as unusual as Belle. Read full book review >

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"A slowly unfolding plot allows time for the characters and milieu to establish themselves. Solid stuff, and publication-worthy."
A richly textured, character-driven story that revolves around the modest, yet captivating title character. Read full book review >

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CALVIN by Martine Leavitt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Equal parts coming-of-age tale, survival adventure, and love story, this outstanding novel also sensitively deals with an uncommon but very real teen issue, making it far more than the sum of its parts. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Calvin's personality seems to have been destined: he was born on the day comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" ended, his grandfather gave the infant a Hobbes-like tiger toy that was his constant childhood companion, and his best (and only) friend was always Susie. Read full book review >

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RUTH AND THE GREEN BOOK by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"This story touches on a little-known moment in American history with elegance, compassion and humanity. (historical note) (Picture book. 7-12)"
In the early 1950s, newly built interstate highways invited Americans to travel by automobile, but the open road wasn't so open for African-Americans, especially in the South. Read full book review >

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CALVIN COCONUT by Graham Salisbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Light in tone, rich with cultural details and populated by likable characters, this slim volume will appeal to many a young reader. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This second installment about Oahu-dwelling Calvin builds on the engaging story line first introduced in the chapter-book series's debut title, Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet (2008). Read full book review >

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CALVIN COCONUT by Graham Salisbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"An auspicious start to a series that is likely to have broad appeal. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Believable, funny characters populate this chronicle of fourth grader Calvin's life on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"More support, if any were needed, that Trillin is a leading humorist, even if some dust clings to a few of the essays and poems."
Some of the best pieces of the esteemed humorist's long career. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN by Andrew Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Wilson ably and unsparingly portrays the heady, competitive, solipsistic world that celebrated, and ultimately doomed, McQueen."
The astonishing creations and tormented life of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A sympathetic and judicious appraisal that will deepen the understanding of this remarkable man."
A slightly odd but ultimately very satisfying biography of a man who, in terms of political and historical impact, has been called ``the dominant writer of this century.'' George Kennan described The Gulag Archipelago as ``the most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever to be levelled in modern times.'' The irony is that the indictment came not from the West, but from a heroic survivor of the Gulag. Read full book review >

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CALVIN CAN'T FLY by Jennifer Berne
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Between its heartwarming (but never treacly) story and quirky illustrations, this tale should be a staple among book-loving families as well as in libraries and elementary classrooms for years to come. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The irresistible story of a proud bookworm will put smiles on the faces of readers of all ages. Read full book review >

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CALVIN COCONUT: DOG HEAVEN by Graham Salisbury
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"A healthy dose of humor, such as Ledward's pet pig that rides with him in the front seat of his jeep, will keep readers engaged. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A school assignment about persuasive writing frames this appealing third offering in a series set on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Read full book review >

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CALVIN COCONUT:  KUNG FOOEY by Jacqueline Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"This newest continues to spin a fun and thoughtful yarn. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Sixth in a winning series set in Oahu, Hawaii, this latest about 9-year-old Calvin spins a new twist about his struggle with the island bully that will leave readers satisfied with its auspicious, though imperfect, resolution. Read full book review >