Search Results: "Charles Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

STORIES FOR CHILDREN by Oscar Wilde
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2014

"With great respect for the past, this edition succeeds in bringing the illustrations into the present. (Fairy tales. 6-10)"
Three of Oscar Wilde's fairy tales for children are republished with gorgeous original art by Robinson. Read full book review >

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NEKOMAH CREEK by Linda Crew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Robinson's deft drawings are low-key but perceptive. (Fiction. 8- 12)"
Robby's fourth-grade teacher's conventional concern about his parents' division of labor (Dad takes care of the two-year- old twins while Mom, an artist, holds down a job)—and about the fact that Robby reads all the time, even at recess—prompts her to send him to Mrs. Van Gent, the school counselor. Read full book review >

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SOUP AHOY by Robert Newton Peck
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"Likably casual soft-pencil drawings. (Fiction. 9-11)"
When a letter from Soup and Rob brings less-than-intrepid radio hero Sinker O. Sailor to Learning, Vermont, the whole town turns out for a picnic climaxed by Sinker's spectacular entrance, flying out of Suicide Flume aboard a daffy craft assembled by the boys from found materials. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Based on a journal and an unpublished manuscript, a brief, surprisingly lifeless account of the boyhood of one of Indianapolis's first settlers. Read full book review >

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SOUP IN LOVE by Robert Newton Peck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Accompanied by b&w drawings in Robinson's characteristically lively style. (Fiction. 9-12)"
For some, the "Soup" formula will begin to taste a little thin: again, Soup dreams up impossible schemes, Rob protests but goes along, and all ends well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 8, 2010

"For die-hard Ray Charles fans only."
Unremarkable memoir of the son of music legend Ray Charles. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT ANIMALS REALLY LIKE by Fiona Robinson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Guffaws and surprising twists (plus Timbertooth's exaggerated tantrums) will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava! (Picture book. 4-8)"
World-famous conductor Herbert Timberteeth (an aptly named beaver) is about to debut his new song, "What Animals Like Most." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARSEED by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Still, Stardance fans will want to investigate."
Sequel to Stardance, the Robinsons' combination of dance, aliens, and politics in orbit above 21st-century Earth. Read full book review >

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STARMIND by Spider Robinson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1995

Third in the trilogy (Starseed, 1991, etc.) about the Stardancers, human-alien symbiotes who are able to live unprotected in space, and who can share a mingled consciousness as and when they wish. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Good, goofy fun. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
While heading by train to Whiska City to chase her dream of becoming a detective, Jenny the donkey meets a menagerie of new friends who will make perfect partners in her new venture. Read full book review >

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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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