Search Results: "Christopher Tolkein"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTOPHER by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 15, 1994

"The carefully composed scenes are spare and powerful; though the telling is unremarkable, the art speaks for itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of Reprobus, the huge man who came to be known as Christopher, patron saint of travelers. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER by Allison Burnett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"At times both acid-tinged and unbelievably sweet, a hopeless love's lament."
A lethargic Lothario does what he can to bring his cute, depressed neighbor around to a love affair. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS by Charlotte Yue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1992

"Bibliography; children's books for further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9+)"
An incisive look at the tools, knowledge, and personal qualities that made Columbus's first voyage possible. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER REEVE by Megan Howard
Released: May 11, 1999

"Utilitarian and coherent. (index) (Biography. 11-13)"
Distilled from published or televised sources, this biography of Reeve from troubled childhood to triumphant re-emergence into public life focuses more on what he's done than who he is. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER COUNTING by Valeri Gorbachev
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Gorbachev's terrifically detailed illustrations, in watercolor and pen-and-ink, greatly enhance the simple, straightforward story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Learning about numbers opens a world of discovery for a curious rabbit. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The tepidness of the tale begs comparison to more vigorous mice of yore, and rather than purchasing this offering, libraries will find themselves better served by replacement copies of A Cricket in Times Square. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Christopher is a white mouse, born either for the pet shop or the laboratory, so when he's sold to a pet shop, and then to the ideal boy, he feels fortunate. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER UNBORN by Carlos Fuentes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1989

"Fuentes, sometimes too erudite for his own good, gets it together here—developing an inventive literary conceit into a multilayered meditation on the plight of contemporary Mexico."
A postmodern extravaganza narrated by a fetus: his conception on Twelfth Night begins the book and his birth on Columbus Day ends it, and in between those two events is a feast of language concerning a despoiled Mexico. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER AND ALEXANDRA by Maggie Gee
Released: March 1, 1992

"An easy but flawed read."
One big theme is not enough for British writer Gee (Grace, 1989, etc.), who throws in concerns about the environment, millennial angst and cybernetic sex as the Christopher and Alexandra of the title learn, along with us, that life's no fairy tale. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTOPHER PARK REGULARS by Edward Swift
Released: June 9, 1989

Swift, who peopled his Texas romps (Splendora, Principia Martindale, and A Place with Promise) with lots of charming oddballs, sets his latest in Manhattan, where lunatics seldom seem lovable. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING CHRISTOPHER CREED by Carol Plum-Ucci
FICTION
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Finally, what of Christopher Creed himself? Fans will have to slog through 400+ pages to spot the subtle and not-so-subtle clues that lead to the truth in this sort-of thriller. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
Ghosts, dead bodies, dark secrets and bad energy still lurk in Steepleton, N.J., the boondocks town made famous by the disappearance of high-school loser Christopher Creed. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR CHRISTOPHER by Louise Hawes
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2001

"What this lacks in realism, it makes up for in character development and 'issue raising' and would be great for classroom discussion in a junior-high language arts class. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The author bases this latest on a premise so unlikely it is almost laughable, yet the characters involved are worth caring about. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"Photos and historical reproductions (most, but not all, well captioned); fine bibliographical essay (though ages levels are largely omitted); index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The recently escalating controversy over Columbus as personality and historical force makes him the perfect subject for this examination of the making of historical record. Read full book review >