Search Results: "David Oliver Relin"


BOOK REVIEW

SECOND SUNS by David Oliver Relin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 18, 2013

"Doubly moving in light of Relin's own untimely death."
The tortuous route of two intrepid eye doctors, one Nepalese, one American, in their journey to eradicate preventable blindness in the Himalayas. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2006

"Answering by delivering what his country will not, Mortenson is 'fighting the war on terror the way I think it should be conducted,' Relin writes. This inspiring, adventure-filled book makes that case admirably."
An unlikely diplomat scores points for America in a corner of the world hostile to all things American—and not without reason. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO SWAM WITH PIRANHAS by David Almond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"A buoyant, delightfully Almond-ine coming-of-age novel about fish, fate and family; moonlight, madness and myth; runts, 'Rackanruwin' and, finally, redemption. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In British novelist Almond's latest, the trouble starts when Ernie Potts decides to turn his house on Fish Quay Lane into a loud, stinky fish-canning factory, and his nephew Stan has to quit school to work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLE MUD by David A.  Kelly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"For young fans who love the odd, fun details of baseball. (author's note, statistics) (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
A baseball entrepreneur finds a solution to a long-standing technical problem. Read full book review >

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TIDE POOL SECRETS by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid choice for those who live near or are interested in tide pools. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
A lift-the-flap book explores tide pools. Read full book review >

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SAND SWIMMERS by Narelle Oliver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A remarkably effective combination of history and natural history of a mysterious ecosystem. (bibliography, index of animals, author's note) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
The remote and forbidding central Australian desert called the "Dead Heart" appears lifeless, but it harbors curious creatures whose tracks appear in the early morning and evidence of an ancient, wetter world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON AN ALPHABET by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"An utterly delightful alphabet book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This amazing "menagerie" presents an original story for all 26 letters of the alphabet. Read full book review >

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THE WAY BACK HOME by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The space theme as well as the simple watercolor-and-pencil illustrations will please every young, imaginative adventurer. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A boy (who bears a striking resemblance to the boy in Lost and Found, 2005 and How to Catch a Star, 2004) finds an airplane in his closet. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Dish this out to eager readers, with a grain of salt, and watch them snap it up. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a cautionary tale about the perils of unbridled bibliophagy, once young Henry discovers that the more books he eats the smarter he gets, he proceeds to gorge—and not only racks up humongous library fines, but ends up with both stomach and brains aboil with undigested content. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT DOG by Mark Oliver
by Mark Oliver, illustrated by Mark Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Like Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine (1998), the meaning here definitely depends on the reader. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twee tale of damaged mechanical doggies finding their bliss—or satirical religious allegory? Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THE OPPOSITE? by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A clever concept book from beginning to end. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hooray! Jeffers' Hueys return—not in a story, but in a concept book about opposites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT WASN'T ME by Oliver Jeffers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Want to SEE a GOOD Book? Read this one. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The Hueys are back, and this time they're testy. Read full book review >