Search Results: "Glen Rounds"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE LEMON'S SPRING by Glen Rounds
Released: April 21, 1981

"But despite all the peepin' and snufflin' and the stomach jumpin' like a sack of hoptoads, Yolen hasn't the earthy wit and outrageous imagination to give this the zip of Sid Fleischman's tall tales—or those of Rounds himself."
This is another of Yolen's recent departures from her characteristic precious fairy tales, and here she tries to match her prose to the sort of hill country shenanigans more closely associated with Rounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWBOYS by Glen Rounds
by Glen Rounds, illustrated by Glen Rounds
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1991

"Fifty-five years after his first fine book (Ol' Paul, still in print), this old cowboy (Rounds himself) is going stronger than ever. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Still experimenting within his bold, trademark style, Rounds achieves surprising subtlety in these illustrations for a quiet, informative text describing what real cowboys do on a typical day (``A cowboy's first chore after breakfast is to catch and saddle a horse—but sometimes that's easier said than done!''). Read full book review >

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ONCE WE HAD A HORSE by Glen Rounds
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1996

"The photograph on the book jacket shows a shaggy old horse and two proud children on his back, confirming just how lifelike the cartoon-style pictures really are, capturing the spirit of all the participants in that summer of learning to ride. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A simple, updated text, full-color pictures, and large typeface make this revision of the 1971 book a natural for children who can read independently but who still want to cozy up to a picture book, as well as for Rounds's many fans and those seeking stories about life in an earlier era of America. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE PIGS and THE BIG BAD WOLF by Glen Rounds
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1992

"Vigorous, angular type is the perfect complement. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
``I love you all,'' says the old sow at the beginning of this adaptation by a master whose good sense is never fettered by convention, ``but you are now big enough to...make homes for yourselves.'' And so they do, burrowing into handy piles of straw or sticks instead of making implausible constructions from a man's single load. Read full book review >

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THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF by Glen Rounds
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Absolutely splendid. (Folklore/Picture book. 1-8)"
Rounds has never won the big awards, but this gem is evidence of a marvelous talent that has produced ever stronger and subtler illustration since Ol' Paul, the Mighty Logger (1936). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CANNONBALL RIVER TALES by David Rounds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Nonetheless, a strong first effort, appealing to the head if not the heart. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Tom Terry, peaceable tall-tale hero, spends his days farming and growing in wisdom along North Dakota's Cannonball River rather than whipsawing his way through the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"A small gem—compelling and wonderfully written. (photos, not seen)"
A fascinating and frightening account of a little-discussed episode in American history. Read full book review >

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BREAKING THE RULES by Glen Ebisch
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2012

"A cozy with a fun and flirty edge, the latest from Ebisch (When the Last Dance is Over, 2012, etc.) is a deft balance of mystery and romantic comedy."
An advice columnist learns the hard way that sometimes it's easier to mind your own business. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHE IS THE DARKNESS by Glen Cook
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Fascinating, no doubt, for the fans; all but impenetrable to outsiders."
Second book in the current trilogy (Bleak Stones, 1996), and eighth overall, about the Black Company, a band of mercenary warriors attempting to survive in a world of contending sorcerers, gods, ghosts, assassins, and whatnot. Read full book review >

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THE TWO SAMS by Glen Hirshberg
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Plodding and pretty lifeless for ghost stories, these tales suffer from glacial pacing, pale narration, and a largely uninvolving cast."
Five novella-vriations on Hirshberg's usual themes of horror and hauntings (The Snowman's Children, 2002). Read full book review >