Search Results: "Eddie Robinson"


BOOK REVIEW

ROBINSON by Christopher Petit
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"While his evocation of a world sunk in anomie is a modest success, his character-driven story is a failure: Robinson is just too much of a hand-me-down to be convincing."
British film director Petit draws on his movie experience for his first novel—the sometimes surreal portrait of a London wheeler-dealer and his shadowy world. Read full book review >

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EDDIE by Scott Gustafson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"An inventive if not quite convincing introduction to the master of the macabre. (Historical mystery. 8-12)"
Accused of having stuffed a cat and a rooster into his pillowcase and hung it on a neighbor's weathervane, young Eddie Poe has only 24 hours to find the actual culprit before being thrashed by his adoptive father. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON by Peter Sís
Kirkus Star
by Peter Sís, illustrated by Peter Sís
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"An enchanting love letter to the magic of childhood and the fertile relationship between good literature and young readers' imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sís takes readers on a journey to a Slumberland-esque island that reinforces the joys of storytelling and would make Winsor McCay's Little Nemo proud. Read full book review >

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JACKIE ROBINSON by Sharon Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"It's an often-told story, but the author is still in a position to give it a unique perspective. (Biography. 8-10)"
The author of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America (2004) tells her father's tale again, for younger readers. Read full book review >

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FAST EDDIE by Janet Wyman Coleman
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 1993

"Frequent b&w illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author describes this fantasy about an escalating battle between the suburban Plotkin family and its strong-willed neighbor as ``nonfiction''; indeed, though Eddie (a feisty, amoral raccoon), his friend Puff (a cat who's adept—but not always successful—in manipulating her family), and hilariously bumbling Kitty (a golden retriever) express themselves in words, they are portrayed from the ironical perspective of a human who has endured, and been much amused by, their interactions. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"Readers themselves will be in need of rescue from this abominable adaptation. (iPad storybook app. 9-11)"
A drastically abbreviated and uncommonly inept version of the classic survival tale. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe
by Daniel Defoe, illustrated by Penko Gelev, retold by Ian Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"At best, a poor substitute for Cliffs Notes and like slacker fare. (Graphic novel. 11-14)"
A labored retelling of the classic survival tale in graphic format, heavily glossed and capped with multiple value-added mini-essays. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by Dan Johnson
adapted by Dan Johnson, illustrated by Naresh Kumar
Released: July 6, 2010

"Passable for young readers fond of action-packed video games but unlikely to inspire interest in the original. (Graphic classic. 10 & up)"
Johnson and Kumar revisit Daniel Defoe's classic castaway tale for the PlayStation generation, creating a survival story told through fast-paced action sequences that barely scratches the surface of the original. Read full book review >

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ROBINSON CRUSOE by James Baldwin
Released: Sept. 10, 1951

"By all means introduce the original first but keep this satisfying alternate in mind, especially for younger children of seven — even six."
A most successful retelling of the classic for the pre-junior high group, which skirts the pitfalls of the labryinthian sentence structure of the original and yet never weakens the excitement of the story. Read full book review >

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EDDIE LONGPANTS by Mireille Levert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Coupled with a top-to-bottom layout accentuating the elongated focus of each scene, this is sympathetic and to the point. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Eddie's very tall, lanky stature poses more than a logistics problem at school. Read full book review >

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EDDIE, INCORPORATED by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1980

"The story reads smoothly enough, but it's unoriginal in outline, and not bright enough in its particulars to function as anything but a time filler for junior-achievement types."
With his father in the produce business, his mother selling homemade goodies, his oldest brother already assistant manager of a shoe store, and his high school brother already working toward a banking career, Eddie too wants a business: "He wanted a desk with a phone on it. . . . Read full book review >