Search Results: "David Pelham"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAIL by David Pelham
by David Pelham, illustrated by David Pelham
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Hard to read, and even to see, for elders, and probably too fragile for library use, it's still quite an astonishing work. (Novelty. 7-12)"
Five magnificent spreads make up this book, which falls almost completely over the line from fabulous pop-up to artist book. Read full book review >

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SAM'S SANDWICH by David Pelham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Guaranteed to compel attention. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Encased in thick boards to simulate slices of bread, a comic novelty: deftly phrased verse describes a sandwich Sam stacks for his innocent sister, each layer (lettuce, cheese, etc.) hiding a creature within a clever foldout (``...to really make her squirm/Sam dropped in a wriggly...[worm]''), the whole truly resembling a fat booby trap of a sandwich. Read full book review >

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STUFF AND NONSENSE by David Pelham
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"If the narration is less than smooth and the main characters Stuff and Nonsense indistinguishable from the mob, no matter—this is all about the visuals anyway. (Pop-up/picture book. 2-5)"
A team of mice, all similarly round-faced, goggle-eyed and buck-toothed, carry a dizzying variety of construction materials through a mousehole and outside: There's furry stuff, yellow stuff, wavy stuff, woolly stuff and more, all moving from left to right in a continuous line. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PROMISE TO DIE FOR by Jacqueline Pelham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2015

"The predictability of this follow-up to Under the Rose 2003) doesn't detract from the charmingly drawn characters, with extra plot complications thrown in for good measure."
An art investigation turns into a dangerous personal quest for a woman resolved to fulfill a deathbed promise to her grandmother even after being disinherited by her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOLY LANDS by Nicolas Pelham
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A lively, succinct, nonpolemical study that will offer much thought for discussion."
A sound, accessible argument for why returning to the mixed-faith communities living among each other in the Ottoman model might just save the Middle East. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNLIKELY SETTLER by Lipika Pelham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"A touching personal delineation of divided loyalties and riven hearts."
Bittersweet memoir of a multicultural marriage riding the perilous shoals of Jerusalem's ethnic split. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD AND FAITH by Susan Reuben
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Lot of food for thought and multicultural programming for schools, libraries and religious classes, despite its limitations and lack of sources. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Focusing on six children growing up in Britain, this photo-laden book provides a very brief introduction to the world's major religious groups, customs related to holidays and services, and special foods. 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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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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LOVE YA
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

I don’t read a lot of Young Adult/New Adult books, but I’ve become a fan of Huntley Fitzpatrick.

I think I’ve read all of her books now (and hope a new one is coming out soon!).

I just finished What I Thought Was True, and I invite you all to read it!

Sometimes, with YA, I feel ...


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