Search Results: "Crescent Dragonwagon"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL THE AWAKE ANIMALS ARE ALMOST ASLEEP by Crescent Dragonwagon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A sweet depiction of sleepy animals that will especially please McPhail fans. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Alliteration and animals add up to a child asleep in this latest offering from picture-book veterans Dragonwagon and McPhail. Read full book review >

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BAT IN THE DINING ROOM by Crescent Dragonwagon
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A surprising, lovely book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``A bat flew into the dining room,/at the hotel restaurant by the lake./Mistake.'' Dragonwagon (Alligators and Others All Year Long, 1993, etc.) pens a lilting, loosely rhymed text about a bat who finds itself in an alien indoor environment, the human pandemonium that ensues, and the observant little girl who imagines how the bat must feel. Read full book review >

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AND THEN IT RAINED... by Crescent Dragonwagon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"This is good wet (or dry) fun for storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A rainstorm chases most people indoors, where they happily do things they'd almost forgotten about during the hot weather. Read full book review >

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ANNIE FLIES THE BIRTHDAY BIKE by Crescent Dragonwagon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

Small girl yearns for and gets bike, takes a few days to find her balance (with the help of a neighbor boy, apparently hired by her dad), six days after her birthday has done ``nearly six feet'' on her own—but after four more days is off on an independent outing. Read full book review >

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CRESCENT by Homer Hickam
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 4, 2013

"A middle volume of entertaining but, at best, loosely knit set pieces; only for confirmed fans of the first. (Science fiction/fantasy. 11-14)"
Hickam advances the plot of his war-on-the-moon Western Crater (2012), but not very far in this patchy sequel. Read full book review >

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CRESCENT by Diana Abu-Jaber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"What might have been the stuff of any romance is forged into a powerful story about the loneliness of exile and the limits of love. An impressive second outing by Abu-Jaber (Arabian Jazz, 1993)."
A timely fiction about Iraqi intellectuals in Los Angeles blends the whimsy of Scheherazade-style storytelling with the urgency of contemporary politics. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"A concluding song (melody by Bill Haymes) needs an accompaniment to support its syncopated rhythms and implied harmonic changes, but the lower staff has been left blank—so why print it at all? (Poetry/Picture book. 5-8)"
Animals celebrate seasonal delights—from an ice-skating January cat to November pigs feasting on pie and December's union of all the characters to carry a Christmas tree. Read full book review >

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CRESCENT DAWN by Clive Cussler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Cussler, writing with his son, once again blends history, technical knowledge, bombs, bullets and betrayal into cinematic action."
Mix terrorists, Roman artifacts, delusions of dynasty and irrefutable physical evidence that Jesus of Nazareth lived, then add water—from the Mediterranean Sea—and you get another aquatic adventure starring Dirk Pitt and his colleagues at NUMA. Read full book review >

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CHALCOT CRESCENT by Fay Weldon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Impressive work from a seasoned cynic. As usual, Weldon's unique voice is the draw."
For her 29th novel, a long-celebrated British-based writer delivers a combined fictional memoir and prescient alternative history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Kinzer's well-executed travelogue addresses the 'striking contrast between freedom and repression [that] crystallizes Turkey's conundrum,' and will satisfy anyone curious about the future of this vibrant, volatile society."
A lively, engaging report on modern-day Turkey, a nation poised between democracy and military rule. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Scores more hits than misses as an interfaith dialogue seeking not converts but understanding."
Qazwini, head of the oldest and largest Shi'a mosque in the United States, seeks to bridge misunderstandings between Americans and Muslims through his life story and interpretations of various Islamic worldviews. Read full book review >