Search Results: "Donna Rawlins"


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 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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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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 1993

"Fatty with extraneous material, but the lean goods are there, and worth digging out. (Line drawings.)"
Twelve long months in the Wyoming mountains, by a free-lance writer (Sierra Magazine, etc.) and poet. Read full book review >

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BROKEN COUNTRY by C.L. Rawlins
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will feel honored to have spent these three months with this reluctant shepherd."
A summer's retreat into Wyoming's high lonesome, tending sheep, allows Rawlins (Sky's Witness, 1993) to blow the carbon out of his system. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Muddled intentions, combined with the unconvincing specter of a world full of HALs controlling their makers, diminish Rawlins's latest effort to enlighten us about our future."
An uninspiring review of the history of the computer, and an evaluation of its impact on our society today and in decades to come. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADOW by Donna Diamond
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Powerful, but select audience carefully. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Alone at dusk, a girl wordlessly tackles a demon. Read full book review >