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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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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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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CAVEMAN AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Brad  Rau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A conspiracy story buoyed by childlike weirdness and heart."
This surreal fantasy finds a woman legally bound to a short, hairy man of unknown origin. 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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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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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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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN IN THE MAGIC STORM by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Weathering this storm should leave readers on cloud nine. (glossary, appendices) (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In their sixth adventure, Phoebe and her best pal, Marigold the unicorn, must determine the cause of a magical storm. Read full book review >

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MY RED VELVET CAPE by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"Viable the premise may be, but here it's more a rough draft than a finished story. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The prospect of getting a superhero's cape for his birthday rocks Mateo's world. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JOAN by Barbara Dana
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1991

"A convincing, unforgettable—and nondoctrinaire— re-creation. (Fiction. 11+)"
A beautifully crafted fictional portrait of Joan of Arc, from her first visions until she leaves on her historic mission. Read full book review >