Search Results: "Corky Portwine"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COURTSHIP OF THE YONGHY-BONGHY BÒ by Edward Lear
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2012

"For some readers, the shortcomings won't matter. Lear's writing is still a delight, and whatever vehicle it arrives in doesn't diminish the strength of it much at all. (iPad storybook app. 2-10)"
A mismatch of adaptation style to source, this cartoon version of Lear's nonsense poem about lost love on a beach fails to live up to the wildly inventive wordplay of the text. Read full book review >

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DRAGON POEMS by John Foster
edited by John Foster, illustrated by Corky Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 1992

"A book with uproarious visual appeal, well matched to the comical, rhythmic verse. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-11)"
Many of these 23 poems are new, with a sprinkling from popular contemporaries like Jack Prelutsky, Lilian Moore, and X. J. Kennedy; the point of view is largely British, and what could be more appropriate for St. Read full book review >

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WHAT I LIVED FOR by Joyce Carol Oates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"This question drives Oates's dazzling novel, brilliant both stylistically and in its depiction of a man running desperately for his life."
A pulsating portrait of the American fin-de-siecle, as immediate and unsettling as your morning newspaper, but more compulsively readable. Read full book review >

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PLANET OF THE BLIND by Stephen Kuusisto
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 2, 1998

"An astonishing, occasionally dismaying, and sometimes heart-breaking glimpse of life on the planet of the blind. (Author tour)"
A masterful coming-out story in which the author's secret life involves not sexuality but blindness. Read full book review >

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