Search Results: "David Rubel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNITED STATES IN THE 19TH CENTURY by David Rubel
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

The 19th century is presented chronologically in this colorful and detailed book in the Timelines series. Read full book review >

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MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Sheaves of color photos featuring construction sites and joyful faces underscore the theme that giving people not 'a handout but a hand up' is genuinely worthy work. (afterword, index, 'How to Get Involved') (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
An eloquent preface by Habitat for Humanity's most prominent volunteer kicks off this moving introduction to a sampling of the other volunteers who have worked on and/or now live in some of the 300,000-plus homes the organization has built. Read full book review >

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IT’S HOT AND COLD IN MIAMI by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2006

"Rubel's own signature quirky pen-and-ink drawings round out the Floridian and American-Jewish milieu. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Life is difficult and puzzling for Rachel, with an identical twin sister, Rebecca, who outshines her in every way. Read full book review >

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A COWBOY NAMED ERNESTINE by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This tale is a treat all the way around. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rubel (Wedding Bells for Rotten Ralph, 1999, etc.) takes a piece of Americana and extrapolates a spry tale of a spirited Irish lady in frontier Texas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GHOST FAMILY MEETS ITS MATCH by Nicole  Rubel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Good fun, and sure to appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In the 1880's, an explorer sets out for Africa; he never returns, and the Ghost family (Ivy, Igor, their parents and cat) moves in. Read full book review >

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ROTTEN RALPH'S ROTTEN CHRISTMAS by Jack Gantos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1984

"Rubel's antic, naive illustrations keep this open display of sibling rivalry at a delectable, cathartic remove—while the conjunction with Christmas ('Bad cats don't get Christmas presents') doubles the stakes."

BOOK REVIEW

FAIR-WEATHER FRIENDS by Jack Gantos
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1977

"After their happy pairing in last year's Rotten Ralph, Gantos and Rubel seem as ill-matched here as Maggie and Chester."
Maggie and Chester are best friends, but because he hates the freezing North, where they live, and she is miserable in the sizzling tropics, where they row for a vacation, they decide to split—keeping in touch via postcards and visiting "just as often as they can." Read full book review >

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ROTTEN RALPH'S ROTTEN FAMILY by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Rot on, Ralph! (Early reader. 6-8)"
Just how did Rotten Ralph get so rotten? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NINE LIVES OF ROTTEN RALPH by Jack Gantos
ANIMALS
Released: May 4, 2009

"His resolve to live his last life as vigorously as his first eight may inspire adult readers more than children, but there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The bright red feline counter-Clifford faces his greatest challenge yet when the vet announces that he's gone through eight of his allotted lives. Read full book review >

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT FOR ROTTEN RALPH by Jack Gantos
ANIMALS
Released: March 20, 2002

"And of course, he'll be back for more of these delightful readers—because practice makes perfect. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Gantos brings back that rascally red Rotten Ralph for the second entry in the Rotten Ralph Rotten Readers series (Rotten Ralph Helps Out, 2001). Read full book review >

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THREE STRIKES FOR ROTTEN RALPH by Jack Gantos
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Ralph's only redeeming quality is his love for Sarah, but his irrepressible rottenness will delight newly independent readers. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Has Ralph learned nothing in more than 30 years of misadventures and misbehavior? Read full book review >