Search Results: "Craig Crist-Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Exquisite, somber black-and-white woodcut illustrations accompany the poems; the images are often as lyrical as the text. (Poetry. 8-12)"
Crist-Evans pens a series of poignant poems that are the journal entries of a 13-year-old who accompanies his father to fight in the Civil War. Read full book review >

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NORTH OF EVERYTHING by Craig Crist-Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gentle and contemplative. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A spare, poignant piece about a quiet farming family's loss, sorrow, and recovery. Read full book review >

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AMARYLLIS by Craig Crist-Evans
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Crist-Evans weaves two pitch-perfect voices into a story that is immediate and emotionally honest, never reaching for easy answers or neat resolutions—but ultimately, with its almost painful realism, this is the finest depiction of war we've yet seen for young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
In 1965, Hurricane Betsy ran the banana freighter Amaryllis aground on Singer Island, Florida, and now the monstrous hulk looms there, a symbol of Frank Staples's experience in Vietnam: hurt, far from home, and "stuck with my nose in the sand." Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS by Richard Paul Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Predictable Evans with predictable results. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Evans (The Tower, not reviewed, etc.) adds to his successful string of sentimental Christmas stories with this longer one of a young boy named Alexander whose kindness to a stranger results in a special honor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2012

"Some casual readers may be turned off by the page count, but this is likely to be the authoritative history of the origins and progress of the Iranian policy morass for years to come."
An encyclopedic account of the ongoing military and diplomatic conflict between the United States and Iran. Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON: GODDESS OF THE VOLCANO by Despina Lala-Crist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"A highly personal view of Dickinson's words and spirit that will find an appreciative audience among the poet's kindred spirits."
A series of linked passions runs through the famed poet's life in this fictionalized biography. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Republicans will find little to cheer about here, but independent-minded readers might enjoy this front-row view of Florida politics at the turn of the millennium."
With the assistance of Henican (co-author, with Dwight Gooden: Doc, 2013, etc.), the former Republican governor of Florida explains why he is now a Democrat. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR by Craig Brown
by Craig Brown, illustrated by Craig Brown
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Every page reveals the author's experience and reverence for the enterprise in this loving view of life on a small farm. (Picture book. 3+)"
An increasingly unfamiliar scene in the American landscape gains a heartfelt tribute, and has a worthy advocate in Brown (City Sounds, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"While this outing lacks the notable magical impact of the first of the series, it's still rollicking good fun and often engagingly suspenseful, perfect for a quick read or entertaining read-aloud. (Mystery. 9-14)"
Stuart Horten, 10, is back for a second mysterious adventure. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2014

"A thoroughly researched, elegantly written historical tale."
Evans (Deadly Reunion, 2011, etc.) creatively imagines the private life of Mary Rose Tudor in this richly textured historical novel. Read full book review >