Search Results: "Drew Willis"


BOOK REVIEW

WILLIS by James Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 18, 1974

"Again the buoyant blimpiness of Marshall's open-hearted creatures is paralleled in the disarmingly goofy delivery of his message."
All that unhappy Willis, a sort of potbellied crocagator, needs to cheer him up is a pair of sunglasses so that he can open his eyes and take in the fun on the beautiful beach, but though his new friends Bird, Snake, and Lobster are eager to help, they can only come up with ten cents toward the 29¢ glasses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"An inviting, heartfelt look at a behind-the-scenes jazz guru."
The biography of a little-known jazz mover and shaker who, in his own quiet way, moved and shook the entire jazz world. Read full book review >

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ANDREW DREW AND DREW by Barney Saltzberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Joyful imagination, plain and simple. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An unassuming boy, a single lead pencil and plenty of fresh white space make for a true descendent of Harold and the Purple Crayon, with its own flavor. Read full book review >

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REHUMANIZED DREW by K.M. Baginski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2017

"A rich, complex meditation on love and mortality among supernatural beings."
A fallen angel on the run due to an international conspiracy finds himself in love in this second series installment by Baginski (Windstalker, 2015). Read full book review >

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THE SHIELD, SWORD, AND CROWN by Hilari Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 2008

"A covert last-minute escape leaves the plot poised breathlessly for the final volume. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
This middle installment picks up speed and delicious suspense as Arisa and Weasel struggle to grasp the reins of power within a precarious government. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF CONNIE WILLIS by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of Willis' talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama—and may guide inquisitive readers toward her equally accomplished and acclaimed novels."
Ten award-winning stories, 1982-2007, plus three equally well-regarded award acceptance speeches, from the much-celebrated author (All Clear, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M.D. by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

A ``First Book'' that introduces the pioneer behind the Red Cross Blood Bank. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Arthur A. Levine
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"It's not an improvement on Hearn's graceful simplicity, but it's a likable update, striking a good balance between contemporary warmth and accessibility and respect for the earlier version. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
A competent adaptation of a legend about a frail boy whose farm family takes him to a monastery to train as a priest. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO DREW CATS by Anushka Ravishankar
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"Storytellers, students of folklore and those who appreciate seeing the work of international children's-book creators will all welcome this intriguing import. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
This adaptation of an (relatively) oft-told tale features a conversational text paired with illustrations that echo the story's Japanese origins. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"A solid offering that, were it more completely sourced, would be nothing short of tremendous. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
This winsomely imagined account of an episode when Audubon was 18 years old joins the flocks of commemorative works. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WILLIS PLACE by Mary Downing Hahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2004

"Spooky, but with an underlying sweetness. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Diana and Georgie have been living wild, depending only on each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREW THE SCREW by Mattia Cerato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Words like 'measures' might be challenging for this first reader, but for the most part, Cerato brings the coolness of working in the toolshed to life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An anthropomorphic screw introduces readers to the tools in his shed then suffers a modest existential crisis before he learns his own raison d'être. Read full book review >