Search Results: "Douglas Rees"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

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HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
by David Melling, illustrated by David Melling, developed by Hachette UK
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2011

"This app won't win any awards for technological innovation, but it offers enough warmth and educational value to justify the price. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A cub searches for a much-needed bear hug. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"An intimate peek at Gauguin's creative process and the story behind the cover painting Matamoe with just enough action and native color to entice. (notes, biographical timeline, and suggested reading) (Historical fiction. 12+)"
French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin's arrival in the lush, colorful world of Tahiti in 1891 is the focus of this second entry in the Art Encounters historical-fiction series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTNING TIME by Douglas Rees
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"In much of historical fiction, the answers have to be fabricated; here, Rees trusts readers to ponder the excitement of the questions themselves. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Theodore Worth first encounters John Brown, the charismatic leader who will change his life, when his family reluctantly agrees to hide the man in their Boston home overnight. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRE HIGH by Douglas Rees
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"Readers will love to find out. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Cody Elliot's plan to get his parents to return to California (Objective #1: fail all subjects in his new Massachusetts public high school) backfires when his not-so-doting dad transfers him to Vlad Dracula Magnet School. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAMPIRE HIGH: SOPHOMORE YEAR by Douglas Rees
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: July 13, 2010

"Buy this for enthusiasts of Brian Meehl's Suck It Up (2008) and Heather Brewer's Chronicles of Vladimir Tod. (Funny paranormal. 12 & up)"
Irrepressible Cody Elliot is back at Vlad Dracul High (Vampire High, 2003), accompanied by his brilliant but truculent artist cousin, Turk (short for Turquoise), who helps ramp up the mayhem—by a quantum leap—to total pandemonium. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T WORRY, DOUGLAS! by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Simple and sweet, with a winning streak of silly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When bumbling Douglas wrecks a gift, what can he do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR by Arthur Herman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2016

"Featuring the use of new archives, a highly regarded historian offers a significant reappraisal."
A freshly critical life of the great American general, whose "spectacular successes were always haunted by his equally spectacular failures." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUGLESS DOUGLAS by David Melling
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Many of Melling's illustrations have rib-tickling touches, and a hilarious appendix shows the rabbit and a small flock of sheep demonstrating more than a dozen different hugs (the shy and unrequited hugs are particularly snort-inducing). (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lovable brown bear needs a hug, but he doesn't know his own strength. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRANDY THAXTER’S HELPER by Douglas Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Those wanting a more gentle take on the tale will enjoy the read. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this variation of the folk theme in which mortals cheat death, Grandy Thaxter is a sturdy old New Englander in a solid clapboard house and Mister Death is a tall, lanky old fellow dressed in black tails and top hat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TYRANNOSAURUS REX VS. EDNA THE VERY FIRST CHICKEN by Douglas Rees
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"Readers will join the chorus of grateful herbivores in proclaiming that Edna is 'awesome.' (Picture book. 6-8)"
T. rex meets his match. Actually, he never has a chance. Read full book review >