Search Results: "Gary Vardon"


BOOK REVIEW

GREAT QUOTES by Gary Vardon
Released: Oct. 28, 2011

"A confusing, dissatisfying assemblage."
Great quotes and other passages are examined in historical and contemporary context. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS IS SILLY! by Gary Taxali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Some kids may like the lilting rhymes and bold colors and patterns, but for the most part Taxali's vintage designs remain better suited for his already appreciative adult market. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pop art and advertising-design nostalgia combine in a picture book that seems to see audience as secondary to presentation. Read full book review >

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YANKEE DOODLE by Gary Chalk
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 1993

"Not essential, but a curiosity that may engage some readers (and impulse buyers). (Picture book. 5-9)"
The American Revolution, reenacted by mice and other animals on hobbyhorses, rather like Redwall's heroics; recounted in verse that can be sung to the mocking redcoat song the rebels defiantly adopted (``Redcoats were surprised to find/Us Yankees set on winning./At Lexington a shot rang out,/It was the war's beginning!''); and augmented with more facts and asides (``Does this mean they're going to free the slaves?'' asks a raccoon/Native American). Read full book review >

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RUMBLE WITH THE ROMANS by Gary Northfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"Readers will applaud the Monty Python-esque exploits of this hoofed hero. Just don't call him a horse. (map) (Farce. 10-12)"
Fun and games in the Coliseum. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SON WHO RETURNS by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Free of crises and melodrama, a buoyant take on the theme of embracing one's family heritage. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Powwow drums call a modern teen to reconnect with his Native American roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABNORMAL by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2014

"For a creepy thriller based on Native American lore, Joseph Bruchac's Skeleton Man (2001) is a much stronger choice. (Paranormal adventure. 10-14)"
This slim adventure tale is rooted in Cherokee culture. Read full book review >

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TRIBAL JOURNEY by Gary Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"An uncomplicated tale of mirrored inner and outer journeys, welcome for its look at Native American characters in a modern context. (Fiction. 10-16)"
Helping to carve and then paddle a traditional canoe brings a disabled Seattle teenager back to his Salish roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"A gentle, affecting collection. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
Soto's volume of tender and truthful love poetry for teens is divided into two sections, the first titled "A Girl's Tears, Her Songs" and the second called "A Boy's Body, His Words." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AROUND THE WORLD IN 100 DAYS by Gary Blackwood
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The synthesis makes for a thrilling, thoroughly road-worthy joy ride. (Historical fiction. 10 & up)"
It's 1891, and young Harry Fogg's obsession with automobiles has landed him in jail. Read full book review >