Search Results: "David Craig"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 11, 2003

"Two pages of back matter provide a chronology, select glossary, bibliography (which includes books for younger and older readers as well as Web sites), picture credits, and index. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A lavishly illustrated picture book joins archival material, diagrams, and original paintings to tell the story of how the Wright brothers invented the airplane. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2000

"One senses that most of these poems are mere preaching to the choir."
The editors of this charitably sized volume have selected a wide variety of verse and arranged them according to the liturgical calendar. Read full book review >

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TIP TOP by David Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 31, 2006

"Certain to pass the time if you're stuck in a doctor's office."
Barely pseudonymous Bill James brings British policewoman Sally Bithron (Hear Me Talking To You, 2005, etc.) back for a mildly entertaining, mildly psychological encore. Read full book review >

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HEAR ME TALKING TO YOU by David Craig
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"So understated in its silky menace that you might think it had actually been written by Henry James."
Craig, better known as Bill James (Between Lives, 2004, etc.), shows just how dangerous it can be for a police officer to keep a confidential informant confidential. Read full book review >

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A DAY THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Shelley Tanaka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The slight bibliography includes Jim Murphy's Inside the Alamo (p. 393), a better choice for a slightly older audience. (epilogue, glossary, index, Web sites) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The battle at the Alamo in 1836 fueled events leading to statehood for Texas in 1845, and by the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, Mexico had lost half of its vast empire. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Shelley Tanaka
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Earhart's comment that 'I want to do it because I want to do it' will resonate strongly with both girls and boys who claim adventure as their own. (references, source notes, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Tanaka desensationalizes a spectacularly fascinating life with clear, understated prose. Read full book review >

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HUDSON by Janice Weaver
by Janice Weaver, illustrated by David Craig
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Craig's poignant illustrations evoke 17th-century style. (historic sites, suggested reading, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
The complex story of explorer Henry Hudson, who, when remembered at all, is known more for his temper, favoritism and failed expeditions than anything else. Read full book review >

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Petey & Wolf by David Craig
Released: April 28, 2015

"A charming tale of adventure and friendship."
Petey, a lovable, hardworking donkey, goes for a wild ride in this illustrateddebut children's book.Read full book review >

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THE LONG WHITE SCARF by Maxine Trottier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Though the pictures are rich in color and detail, with a rosy Victorian glow, the text is a little too awkward in phrasing and oddly imagined to be a crowd-pleaser. (historical note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
A fictional tale about a scarf that was never owned by Queen Victoria. Read full book review >

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Midway Dreams by David Shew
Released: April 25, 2014

"Youngsters who love anything equine should enjoy this volume filled with ample horse details and lore wrapped in light humor."
An ambitious pony in Kentucky imagines a future filled with possibilities in this debut children's book that mixes dreams, facts, and motivational messages. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"True, informative, heartfelt and compelling. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
The story of the dolphin called Winter involved a prosthetic tail and was told in books and a movie. But the tale did not end there. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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