Search Results: "Geoffrey Canada"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 1995

"A dose of strong medicine for a society locked into death on the installment plan."
Part memoir, part social treatise, a wholly sobering view of inner-city violence and the codes surrounding it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1998

"Useful, at most, as a very basic primer in the reality lived by today's boys; that such an elementary consciousness-raising may be needed, Canada can't be faulted for. (Author tour)"
A call to assist boys in their treacherous journey to adulthood rings briefly with truth. Read full book review >

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A POOR EXCUSE FOR A DRAGON by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Freed captives become new friends, teaching this fellow that there are many different kinds of dragons. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Fred learns how to be true to himself and still be a dragon. Read full book review >

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PATRICK EATS HIS PEAS AND OTHER STORIES by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Another charmer from the reliable Hayes; newly independent readers won't need any condiments to gobble it down. (Graphic easy reader. 4-6)"
Four more minitales (Patrick: A Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories, 2011) take the irrepressible ursine from mealtime to bathtime to bedtime, with a side venture out into the yard to "help" daddy rake leaves. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY IN LIGHTS OUT by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Another outing positively radiant with child appeal, featuring a pair of close siblings with complementary personalities. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
It's bedtime for the mouseling brother and sister—but not before plenty of horsing around and a deliciously scary expedition into the backyard. Read full book review >

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PATRICK by Geoffrey Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"For the most part, though, the format, vocabulary and art work well here to encourage kids to read on their own and have fun doing it. (Graphic early reader. 4-6)"
Hayes, the Geisel Award-winning creator of the Benny and Penny stories (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No, 2009, etc.) introduces a new character in this collection of short graphic stories. Read full book review >

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BENNY AND PENNY IN THE TOY BREAKER by Geoffrey Hayes
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"A thought-provoking episode just right for the I Can Read set. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
The popular and Geisel Award-winning mouse sibs (Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!, 2009) meet their greatest challenge yet when hard-playing, toy-breaking cousin Bo saunters over for a visit. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S GOING ON IN THERE? by Geoffrey Grahn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1991 but nearly as simply drawn, this debut should draw plenty of repeated walk-throughs. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Grahn invites young voyeurs and others to take a walk through "Grahnville," and to guess from the silhouettes in windows what's going on inside each cartoon townhouse or store. Read full book review >

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Released: May 29, 1989

Setting off from his Wyoming home, copies of the American Guides produced by the Federal Writer's Project in the 1930's in hand, the author crosses the country in search of what remains of the America of a half-century ago. Read full book review >

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TRUTHERS by Geoffrey Girard
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"No truth here. (author's note, selected bibliography, websites) (Fiction. 14-18)"
A white, teenage girl is drawn into the shadowy world of 9/11 conspiracy theorists when her PTSD-afflicted veteran father gives her a cryptic set of clues. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT by Geoffrey Wall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2001

"Like so much of its subject's work, a chronicle of the progression from youthful romanticism to middle-aged disillusionment, but narrated without Flaubert's style and bent for psychological realism. (30 b&w illustrations)"
The French master receives serviceable though not sterling biographical treatment from a translator of Flaubert's works for Penguin Classics. Read full book review >

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RUSSIA by Geoffrey Hosking
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

A valuable reinterpretation of Russian history in the light of the dissolution of the Soviet empire, by Hosking (History/University of London). Read full book review >