Search Results: "Clifton Duquette"


BOOK REVIEW

THE 76ERS WITH IVERSON by Clifton Duquette
Released: Dec. 28, 2012

"Even those with only a smattering of basketball interest will feel Duquette's boundless joy for the game."
Duquette brings every shot, dribble, pass and steal of the Philadelphia 76ers' glorious 2000-2001 basketball season to life—including the formative years leading up to the championship game—while presenting them through the eyes of a young boy. Read full book review >

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COCK-A-DOODLE MOOOO! by Keith DuQuette
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Not only does this make an inviting lead-in to Peter Sís's similar flights of fancy in Jack Prelutsky's Scranimals (2002), but may well induce young viewers to take up DuQuette's invitation, and craft a few 'mythical' animals of their own. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Between portraits of a griffin, cockatrice, and other portmanteau creatures from world folklore, DuQuette sandwiches a dozen big, precisely detailed, fanciful hybrids of his own, from a furred-and-feathered "Cooster" (cow rooster) perched on a—fortunately sturdy—fence rail, to a coterie of fluffy pink "Squoodles" (squid poodle) drifting elegantly through turquoise waters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Despite the profusion of nonfiction titles on every aspect of the animal world, there is only one other title in print specifically about animal names: Pam Muñoz Ryan's A Pinky Is a Baby Mouse (1997). (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-8)"
What do a woolly monkey, a blue-tongued skink, and a zebra butterfly have in common? Read full book review >

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LITTLE MONKEY LOST by Keith DuQuette
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

The similarities and differences among New World monkeys are at the center of this tale of one lost monkey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCALP DANCE by Lu Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2015

"This fine procedural debut by Clifton, who's published several teen novels (Immortal Max, 2014, etc.), is made even more interesting by its detailed information on Native American ceremonies."
A tribal police officer fights inner demons as he investigates a series of killings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE BOOK by Keith DuQuette
Released: May 1, 1999

"Even there, the houses are rendered in a small scale, making the differences difficult to discern. (Picture book. 4-8)"
DuQuette's dissection of the house, though stylistically charming, comes up short, posing a question about how a house becomes a place to live in, and never really answering it. Read full book review >

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ANNIE HOOT AND THE KNITTING EXTRAVAGANZA by Holly Clifton-Brock
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Annie's enthusiasm is infectious, but given the story's flaws, it merits consideration only as an additional purchase. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Annie is a "kind but scatterbrained" owl who enjoys doing new things. Read full book review >

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THE DRUMMER BOY OF VICKSBURG by G. Clifton Wisler
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"The war is a noble one when they begin, and Orion's act further ennobles it, making the Howes little more than pawns in a conflict they obviously can't hope to understand. (b&w map) (Fiction. 10-14)"
A historical novel about a real boy who served as a drummer in the Union Army during the Civil War, from Wisler (Caleb's Choice, p. 978, etc.). Read full book review >

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MR. LINCOLN'S DRUMMER by G. Clifton Wisler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, this historical novel is scrupulously researched and overflowing with evocative detail, and Willie's tale is authentic and engaging. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Willie Johnston was a real ten-year-old boy who was a drummer for the Union Army during the Civil War, serving with the Third Vermont Infantry and seeing combat before being hospitalized with the fever. Read full book review >

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KINGS MOUNTAIN by G. Clifton Wisler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"As historical fiction, there are too many lessons grafted onto the narrative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
The fighting during the American Revolutionary War set neighbor against neighbor and family against family and it was in the south that those feelings were especially intense. Read full book review >

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MUSTANG FLATS by G. Clifton Wisler
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"The characterizations are a little flat, but the action is not, and the sections dealing with capturing and breaking the horses are particularly compelling. (Fiction. 10-14)"
When Alby's father returns home from the Civil War, nothing is as Alby expected. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Fascinomas - Fascinating Medical Mysteries by Clifton K. Meador
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"A quick, enjoyable book of health-related who- and whatdunits."
Meador (Medicine/Vanderbilt Univ.; True Medical Detective Stories, 2012, etc.) offers a pleasant set of anecdotes about puzzling symptoms and the work of the "physician detective." Read full book review >