Search Results: "Diana Allan"


BOOK REVIEW

REFUGEES OF THE REVOLUTION by Diana Allan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"Deeply conscious of its 'solidarity rhetoric,' this valuable study provokes essential questions about the conflicted Palestinian identity in exile."
A stern look at how the crippling effects of material deprivation have ground down the will of the Palestinians in Lebanese exile. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Latitude Zero by Diana Renn

Cover Story: Hub Focus

BFF Charm: Meh

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Shop Talk

Bonus Factor: Cycling

Anti-Bonus Factor: Mary Sue

Relationship Status: Dropped

Cover Story: Hub Focus

As a person who has occasional issues with large crowds, the number of people in the background of this cover makes me a little ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TIN LIZZIE by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2008

"This frank appraisal of the auto's appeal, and its ultimate cost, will definitely set children to thinking. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bolstered by teeming galleries of cars old and new, Drummond both pays tribute to Henry Ford's Model T (a century old this year) and issues a challenge to readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"But the message is clear: An initially unconcerned community banded together and took steps that led to their current fame as a model of environmental action; we other residents of the island that is planet Earth can do that, too. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
An unidentified local inhabitant describes the process and some of the people responsible for the recent transformation of the Danish island of Samsø to energy self-sufficiency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WILLOW PATTERN STORY by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"A charmed work, told with conviction and a sure hand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Told with restraint and ease, this book is about a romantic legend that haunts the ubiquitous pottery design. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEN CITY by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Designed to be a companion to the author/illustrator's Energy Island (2011), this will be equally welcomed in school and public libraries. (source notes) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
After a severe storm called a supercell destroyed the community of Greensburg, Kansas, residents banded together to rebuild in ways that would be sustainable and storm-proof. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIBERTY! by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2002

"An author's note introduces the story, separating the facts of the day from those details he imagined and giving more historical information about Lady Liberty. (Picture book. 4-10)"
On the day of its unveiling, the flag covering the Statue of Liberty's face was mistakenly lowered too soon; Drummond imagines how it happened. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASEY JONES by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2001

Casey Jones, the King of the Iron Horse when the railroads ruled the land, gets polished to a hero's gleam in Drummond's rhymed telling of the stormy night he died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAVEN by Nicholas Allan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1997

"When a stray puppy comes to live with the girl, she tries to give it a little heaven on earth, but readers may already have gone on to the more congenial version of paradise found in Cynthia Rylant's Dog Heaven (1995). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Most books about the death of a pet are solemn and carefully worded, but Allan (Jesus' Christmas Party, 1992, etc.) treats the subject in a decidedly different manner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JESUS' CHRISTMAS PARTY by Nicholas Allan
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Charming. (Picture book. 3+)"
``There was nothing the innkeeper liked more than a good night's sleep,'' begins this amusing account of the Blessed Event from his point of view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDFLOWER ABC by Diana Pomeroy
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Some readers will want to refer to the earlier book for instructions on how to create the prints. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Using potato prints, acrylic paints, and appliquÇ, Pomeroy (One Potato, 1996) has created an alphabet of wildflowers not to be missed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEANOR, ARTHUR, AND CLAIRE by Diana Engel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"With the importance it places on creativity in relationships and in working through grief, unusual and effective as well as appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Claire loves visits with Grandma, a painter, and Grandpa, a sculptor. Read full book review >