Search Results: "Evelyn C. Robertson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 12, 2009

"Sure to please educators, parents and anyone interested in regional Tennessee history."
The story of a pioneering high school that uniquely records the challenges, struggles and triumphs by one Tennessee community to provide an equal and quality education to African-American students during the age of school segregation and beyond. Read full book review >

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ALICE WALKER by Evelyn C. White
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A bodacious hagiography that intelligently fills in details around the movements of early feminism, civil rights, and African-American arts."
Authorized, immensely supportive and informative, though very premature account of the political life and times of The Color Purple author, still vibrant at age 60. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1993

"Despite its flaws: a landmark portrait of small-town America."
A remarkable, often poignant—but never sentimental—chronicle from a historian (University of Connecticut; America's Business, 1984, etc.) and his wife of life as it once was in their small Connecticut hometown of Hammond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 25, 2013

"A lively account of a company whose products will be familiar to most readers."
How LEGO, the closely held, family-owned Danish toymaker, rose to world leadership in its business class, flirted with bankruptcy collapse and recovered to stake its claim to global leadership once again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AND THE GRUESOME TWOSOME by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Recommended for fans of the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This story begins like the others in the series, including The Egg (2001), The Great Dragon Rescue (2004) and The Dragon Snatcher (2005): An English boy named George sits in his garden, concerned with little more than "his mother's favourite chicken." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON IN SWAMPLAND by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Clambering through scenes of soggy, blue-lit hummocks and opaque pools, the web-fingered, razor-toothed swamp-dwellers give this atmospheric rendition a deliciously creepy edge. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Get ready for plenty of shivers, as Robertson retells a tale best known in this country as "The Buried Moon," and illustrates it with eerie, misted swampscapes populated by plenty of green-skinned, Gollum-esque bogles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON SNATCHER by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Robertson is a one-note artist, but he plays that note very well, and dragon-lovers will pore over the pictures, at least. (Picture book. 6-9)"
As in his Great Dragon Rescue (2004), Robertson pairs a perfunctory storyline to arresting, dramatically angled paintings featuring big, leathery dragons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SANDCASTLE by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

Wishes come true for a young artisan in this abbreviated teaching tale. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT DRAGON RESCUE by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"There are far better stories out there for dragon-loving children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This lushly illustrated story features a young, Harry Potter-like boy, his friend the dragon hatched in The Egg (2000), and a delightfully drawn witch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK 'N' STAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appealing both to the eye and the heart, and even though children are unlikely to catch the literary references, their parents will chuckle over them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heartwarming tale of a boy and his robot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EGG by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A distinct waste next to such kindred books as Jerdine Nolen's Raising Dragons (1998) and Rod Clement's Just Another Ordinary Day (1997). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Resembling a younger Harry Potter more than a little in Robertson's technically accomplished, though flatly uninspired paintings, a lad finds an immense egg in the hen house one morning, and dutifully takes on parental duties for the dragon that hatches out of it. Read full book review >