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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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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FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"The result does full justice to its complex, challenging subject who, like this novel, was sui generis. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Long recognized as a great American poet, Emily Dickinson the woman remains a mystery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"That some of the artists are lesser known lends a more personal, immediate dimension to their art and words. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Fifteen artists provide vibrant and exuberantly colorful paintings that depict special places, neighborhoods and memories that have shaped their art and their lives. Read full book review >

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GEORGE LUCAS by Dana White
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"That Lucas is driven is clear, but readers will close the book—which ends before the opening of The Phantom Menace in the spring of 1999—knowing more about his career than his soul. (photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
paper 0-8225-9684-9 Late bloomers will take heart in this tale of a classic underachiever who went on to make popular, record-breaking films. Read full book review >

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SIREN SISTERS by Dana Langer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Touching on family relationships, grieving, growing up, first romance, and Norse mythology, this is an exciting fantasy with a heart-stopping ending by an author to watch. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
On the cusp of her 13th birthday, reluctant siren-in-training Lorelei Salt, who soon will be joining her sisters in luring ships to their dooms with their glorious singing, finds herself responsible for destroying the Sea Witch's curse and saving her sisters' lives in this debut novel set in present-day Maine. Read full book review >