Search Results: "Donna Rawlins"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FIREFIGHTERS by Sue Whiting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A spark to imaginations, with a little fire safety on the side. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rawlins's preschoolers perfectly model the fun children can have when they use their imaginations. Read full book review >

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GUESS THE BABY by Simon French
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"A light-hearted tale with high kid appeal. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A wry tale that captures a youngster's awe of babies and the comical disbelief that all adults emerged from infancy. Read full book review >

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JEREMY'S TAIL by Duncan Ball
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"The sly interplay between the text, which reports only what the oblivious, vulnerable-looking Jeremy can sense without seeing, and the wild pictured adventures should keep young audiences giggling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an outrageously tall tale, blindfolded Jeremy is determined to pin the tail on a donkey—and not to peek. Read full book review >

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THE BATHTUB PRIMA DONNA by Anne Brouillard
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Brouillard's illustrations are gems: a beckoning village square, a storm of operatic dimensions, and an unforgettable songbird. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This fine little enchantment from Brouillard follows the consequences of a prima donna discovering the tap will issue no water for her morning bath. Read full book review >

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HOOPI SHOOPI DONNA by Suzanne Strempek Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Until the ludicrous finale, when Betty's sister Aniela, a Donna look-alike from Poland, appears and offers a highly implausible rationale for Donna's father's inexcusable behavior, this is a sometimes rollicking, sometimes heartbreaking, effectively quirky read. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A worthy follow-up (titled after the American pronunciation of a Polish polka) to Shea's promising debut (Selling the Lite of Heaven, 1994); again, the author captures the spirit of an insular Polish-Catholic community and homes in on one unforgettable family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Nevertheless, Little has a lively imagination; after playing so fast and loose with nonfiction, it will be interesting to see what he comes up with next. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The subtitle clarifies Little's approach in his first book: ``And More Little-Known Facts and a Few Fibs About Other Animals.'' Both droll and silly, it will need some book-talking to find an audience. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF DONNA-MAY DEAN by Joey Manley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1991

"Though sometimes slick—and though Keller's stories are not nearly the hoot Manley seems to think they are—this is an honest portrayal of not only small-town homosexuality but also of generational conflict."
A promising first novel that chronicles homosexual life in small-town Alabama—in particular, the coming of age of Jamie, who rejects the camp-riddled life of his storytelling mentor for realism. Read full book review >

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DONNA ROSE AND THE ROOTS OF EVIL by Norma Tadlock Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2009

"The bourgeoning romance between Johnson's delightful older sleuths (Donna Rose and the Slug War, 2005) is likely to make them even more popular with the cozy crowd."
The murder of an inept and unpopular police chief leaves a pair of amateur sleuths in charge. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Rawlins's occasional sops to sentiment and self-pity never undermine his larger goals: to catalogue the miraculous in the natural world he knows so intimately."
A scientist and writer on the environment (Broken Country, 1996) speaks plainly in verse that properly belongs in this series devoted to literature of the West. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Such questions have no answers, but Rawlins asks them brilliantly."
In eight essays, Rawlins (Mathematics/Indiana Univ.) speculates on the exciting, scary new world computers are bringing us. Read full book review >

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NO LIE LIKE LOVE by Paul Rawlins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 1996

"A strong debut, but with plenty of room to grow."
The newest Flannery O'Connor Award winner consists of 11 mostly compelling stories, many of which appeared previously in literary magazines. Read full book review >