Search Results: "Dana Meachen Rau"


BOOK REVIEW

CORN APLENTY by Dana Meachen Rau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2009

"A nice addition to school libraries looking to expand on the farm topic. (Early reader. 4-6)"
This Step 1 entry into the Step into Reading series gives teachers the opportunity to branch out from apples and pumpkins in their farm units. Read full book review >

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ROBOT, GO BOT! by Dana Meachen Rau
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A straightforward tale of conflict and reconciliation for newly emergent readers? Not exactly, which raises it above the rest. (Easy reader. 4-6)"
In this deceptively spare, very beginning reader, a girl assembles a robot and then treats it like a slave until it goes on strike. Read full book review >

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DYING FOR DANA by Jim Patton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

Max Travis, the white-knight ADA of Portland, Oregon, is in big trouble this time, and it's all his fault. Read full book review >

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THE WELLS FARGO BOOK OF THE GOLD RUSH by Margaret Rau
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"While this is not a first choice, it is certainly a good additional purchase, one that every school in the 'Golden State' will acquire. (index; no footnotes; bibliography lacks Web sites) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
California went from territory to statehood exceedingly fast because the discovery of gold brought in prospectors from any place on the globe where the news spread. Read full book review >

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The Ghost, Josephine by Brad  Rau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2015

"Tightly paced, controlled, and written with a sure grasp of character and voice, Rau's novel is a formidable debut."
Grief and loss haunt a laborer from a small town in Maine in Rau's well-written debut. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 20, 2013

"An exhilarating journey through a pivotal moment in art history conducted by a captivating docent."
Monumental in scope and size, Rau's coffee-table book tells the story of "art that changed the world" through stunning, full-color reproductions and comprehensive essays. Read full book review >

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TAMARIND WOMAN by Anita Rau Badami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2002

"Beautifully composed, but a journey into the past more notable for the travel than the destination. (Tamarind Woman is Montreal-based Badami's first novel; for her second, the prizewinning The Hero's Walk, see p. 199.)"
An evocation of the past in luminous prose doesn't quite save a thin story about a sharp-tongued mother and a homesick daughter who find understanding and redemption though continents apart. Read full book review >

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THE HERO’S WALK by Anita Rau Badami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2001

"Well-written, heartwarming: indeed, a kind of Indian Christmas Carol—but one in which the characterization and story play a subservient role to the somewhat labored strokes of local color."
A provincial Bengali family enters the 21st century, in this earnest story set in Toturpuram, "a squalid little town" on the Bay of Bengal. Read full book review >

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UNICORN VS. GOBLINS by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Fans of the series may appreciate its untiring comedic banter, but the endless sparkles and running jokes start to lose a bit of their luster, making this feel a bit like a one-trick pony—er, unicorn. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this third installment, Phoebe and her unicorn find themselves encountering yet more whimsical hilarity. Read full book review >

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KAY KAY'S ALPHABET SAFARI by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Kids will enjoy the silliness, and there's lots of potential for the classroom. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Themed alphabet books are like the Little Engine that Could—they just keep on comin'. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet, spun-sugar confection just right for unicorn fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn. Read full book review >

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OZZIE AND THE ART CONTEST by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Once the story's lesson is revealed, there is little reason to read this one again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ozzie enters the art contest at school only to be disappointed at the results. Read full book review >