Search Results: "Gloria Rand"


BOOK REVIEW

FIGHTING FOR THE FOREST by Gloria Rand
Released: March 1, 1999

"The Rands (A Home for Spooky, 1998, etc.) offer a bright fusion of the cautionary and the inspirational, and the artwork is effective in conveying the outsized majesty of the old growth. (Picture book. 6-9)"
This bittersweet tale takes readers into a dark, ancient woods in the American Northwest. Read full book review >

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MARY WAS A LITTLE LAMB by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Low, low key—and a true story, to boot—definitely suitable for nighttime reading, though Ted Rand's saturated colors and lovely brushwork that resembles sophisticated finger painting will keep young readers' interest constantly refreshed. (author note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Another successful team effort that encourages responsibility and caring, in this case for an abandoned sheep—well, not really abandoned, call it forgotten by its mother who has just had twins and the second lamb has slipped her mind. Read full book review >

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A HOME FOR SPOOKY by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Although Annie wears a modern bike helmet and her brother uses the ubiquitous 'Whatever,' as a response, both text and art have an old-fashioned feeling; this heartwarming tale is given a flat- footed treatment. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this tender but slim story, Annie saves a starving stray dog's life. Read full book review >

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PRINCE WILLIAM by Gloria Rand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1992

"In an afterword, the author describes children joining the rescue effort after the Alaskan oil spill of '89; those brief paragraphs are a better motivator than the rest of this heavy-handed effort. (Picture book. 7-9)"
After a huge oil spill in Prince William Sound, Denny finds a slimed baby seal on the beach and takes him to a vet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAILING HOME by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"All ends happily and an afterword describing the source of the story adds the necessary authenticity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The Rands do a merry job of painting a family's life at sea on a four-masted sailing bark during the end of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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A PEN PAL FOR MAX by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

Young Max and his family live and work on Don Manuel's Chilean fruit farm. Read full book review >

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BABY IN A BASKET by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"His art is full of detail, from the red-cheeked, cherry-nosed travelers, to the cold clouds puffing from the horse's nostrils, to the evident ferocity of the winter storm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Adventure and high drama unfurl in this true story that carries all the seeds of tragedy, but ends happily. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FLOWER by Gloria Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Little Flower is a simple pig, and her adventures should be equally so. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sweetly winning as the main character may be, Rand's story is mildly confusing enough to keep readers from fully enjoying the book. Read full book review >

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SUMMER READING WITH KWAME ALEXANDER
by Julie Danielson

It doesn’t take much to get award-winning, bestselling poet and author Kwame Alexander excited, especially if you’re talking about books and children and teens. If you’ve ever seen him speak, you know this Newbery winner is high-energy and has great passion for his work.

He’s especially excited these days about summer. Probably for the same reasons a lot of us ...


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MUSIC AND IDENTITY
by Leila Roy

Every so often, I pick up two books in a row that parallel and complement one another so very well that it’s both delightful and startling. This past weekend, it was two books that, on the surface, don’t have a ton in common: one is a middle grade novel about a zine-writing twelve-year-old who’s struggling with being the New Kid ...


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BOOK REVIEW


"Miss Rand is primarily a novelist and it is in this genre that she is safest - and presumably most popular."
Ayn Rand has gathered around herself an extraordinarily loyal complement of admirers - one might almost say a "cult" has been built. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Good reading during commercial breaks on fall Sundays."
A collection of some of the zaniest off-the-field and behind-the-scenes stories out of the National Football League. Read full book review >