Search Results: "Ellen Bryan Obed"


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WHO WOULD LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE? by Ellen Bryan Obed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A fine Christmas gift for a budding scientist. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A patterned text using the titular question for each month is the structure for this ecologically themed Christmas story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Irresistible. (Memoir. 6-9)"
Winter on a Maine farm offers the joys of ice in all its forms. Read full book review >

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LET IT SHINE by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Incorporated into these final spreads with the music are concluding illustrations for every song, each focusing on a shining source of light. (Nonfiction. 3-8)"
An extra-large trim size, a vibrant palette and Bryan's glorious cut-paper collage illustrations add up to a marvelous interpretation of three traditional African-American spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Read full book review >

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ALL NIGHT, ALL DAY by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 30, 1991

"Note on the spirituals. (Nonfiction. 4+)"
Twenty splendid examples of spirituals are provided with simple arrangements by David Manning Thomas (guitar chords also included). Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT HAS EARS by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

Every country boasts its own proverbs, but unless US children study a foreign language or live in a bilingual family, their exposure to these pithy sayings can be limited. Read full book review >

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NO PARKING AT THE END TIMES by Bryan Bliss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Thoughtful readers may take interest in Abigail's self-discoveries. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Even though the end of the world didn't happen, it still feels like it to Abigail. Read full book review >

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ETERNITY’S EDGE by Bryan Davis
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not for everyone, but a good choice for thoughtful readers with a taste for the Baroque. (Christian fantasy. YA)"
The second in this religious fantasy series offers an inventive premise and evocative imagery but a surrealistically convoluted plot. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"It is far better for us all to be as informed as possible to temper the excesses of biologists who might play God—as well as the Appleyards whose fearmongering posits science as the root of all evil."
Appleyard, a special-feature writer and columnist for the Sunday Times of London, is worried. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 1988

"Bryan retells the story with vigor and humor; the brush drawings, in shades of gray on buff, are appropriately decorative, although some of the subtleties of the brushwork have been lost in reproduction."
The illustrator here—who is a professor of sculpture at Dartmouth—remembers this Japanese tale from his childhood. Read full book review >

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WALK TOGETHER CHILDREN by Ashley  Bryan
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 10, 1974

"In all, this is not quite the ideal format for a 'first book of spirituals,' but Bryan's illustrations have an emotional toughness not usually found in work for children — one which refutes, albeit not very subtly, the misconceived notion that spirituals are either submissive or sentimental."
Stark sobriety of mood and fluid overall design meet in Ashley Bryan's black and white prints which feature African people and motifs, often mixed with biblical subjects. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"Other than spies, this book has little in common with spy thrillers, but it's just as captivating."
The uncommon family business of selling information to Russia proves exciting, lucrative and remarkably misguided. Read full book review >

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SINGULARITY by Christopher Bryan

"Somewhat slight compared with earlier entries in the series, but another well-written, enjoyable mystery."
This third mystery novel in a series continues the temporal and spiritual investigations of Detective Inspector Cecilia Cavaliere in Exeter, England. Read full book review >