Search Results: "Douglas Rees"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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UNCLE PIRATE TO THE RESCUE by Douglas Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"Adventure, villains and overall mollymockery make this great armchair traveling for the pirate-loving middle-grade reader. (Ship's Articles, glossary) (Adventure. 6-10)"
Wilson's life is ship-shape now that his Uncle Pirate is the commander of Jolly Roger Elementary. Read full book review >

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UNCLE PIRATE by Douglas Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: June 3, 2008

"A great middle-reader for any young landlubber who likes a good yarn and believes everyone deserves a chance. (glossary, song) (Fiction. 7-10)"
In this silly, off-kilter tale, fourth-grader Wilson discovers a long-lost uncle who happens to be a real-life pirate. Read full book review >

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THE WISH HOUSE by Celia Rees
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Compelling for its examination of the darker side of desire both sexual and artistic. (Fiction. YA)"
An intense foray into first lust and the meanings of art in the summer of 1970 and six years later. Read full book review >

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Find It, File It, Flog It by Hedley Rees
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A thoroughly researched and considered industry critique that includes substantive, visionary ideas for rehabilitation.
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A searing indictment of "Big Pharma" offers specific recommendations for change. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Though the portrayal of Rob's deteriorating mental state is raw and often uncomfortable, in the end, the honest, uncensored storytelling makes this a tale that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A dark and dangerous thrill ride pushes teen readers to the brink of their comfort zones when it comes to issues of love, lust, politics, family and war. Read full book review >