Search Results: "Graham Percy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE COCK, THE MOUSE, AND THE LITTLE RED HEN by Graham Percy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"It certainly undermines the story's original didactic intent. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-7)"
An unattributed expansion of the familiar nursery tale about a cock and mouse who mend their unhelpful ways after their housemate cleverly contrives their escape from a fox. Read full book review >

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PIGASUS by Pat Murphy
by Pat Murphy, illustrated by Graham Percy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"A silly, fun book for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The walrus in Through the Looking Glass may not have decided whether pigs have wings, but Murphy—in her first picture book— has. Read full book review >

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THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1992

"Not a primary purchase, but a nice supplementary interpretation. (Fiction. 6+)"
Despite the attractive large format of this pleasant complete edition of the 1908 classic, the illustrations seem bland in comparison with either the lively wit of Ernest Shepard's drawings or Rackham's elegant and endearing detail. Read full book review >

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REYNARD THE FOX by Selina Hastings
adapted by Selina Hastings, illustrated by Graham Percy
ANIMALS
Released: May 22, 1991

"A fine, accessible edition in lengthy picture- book format, to share aloud or use as a young reader. (Folklore. 5-10)"
Basing her retelling of this traditional European story about an impenitent trickster on Caxton's 1481 translation, Hastings retains its medieval flavor in her details (Reynard, claiming to have reformed, ``has given away all his wealth, and spends hours a day on his knees in penance for his sins''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEFANTINA’S DREAM by X. J. Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Readers familiar with Kennedy's earlier book featuring the Elympics (1999) will want to read more about this talented pachyderm. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Elefantina dreams of skating a dazzling performance in a silvery suit in the next Elympics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CUP OF STARSHINE by Jill Bennett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Index. (Poetry. 4-8)"
``I'd like a cup of starshine please/mixed with milk and honey./And when it comes to soup/can I please/have some that's sunny?'' Tucked away near the end, this previously unpublished poem by Romesh Gunesekera sets the whimsically thoughtful tone for a collection put together by the 1990 Farjeon medalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK NET by Benjamin Percy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Who says science and religion are incompatible? There's something undeniably creepy about the thought that your smartphone can possess you. A gory cautionary tale."
In Percy's (Thrill Me, 2016, etc.) techno-horror thriller, a small band of misfits must counteract a full-scale demon possession of Portland, Oregon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE IN THE RUINS by Walker Percy
Released: May 17, 1971

"It is to be read — and best read more than once."
A fanciful, suggestible, strafingly comic view of man and all his manifestations at a future point in time when "Death is winning. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEMON CAMP by Jennifer Percy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Percy wields language with admirable restraint, but her poetic gifts might be better served in fiction."
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop turns her sights on the dark story of a soldier with PTSD who is haunted by his demons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLIMBING THE COLISEUM by Bill Percy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2014

"A light, breezy thriller, but its tale of a troubled man acting as a father to an equally troubled girl has exceptional dramatic impact."
A disenchanted, depressed psychologist finds himself caring for a rebellious teenage girl and helping police investigate a racist group in Percy's debut thriller. Read full book review >

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THE MOVIEGOER by Walker Percy
Released: June 15, 1961

"It is an unaccented but tantalizing projection of the suspension of self in a limbo without responsibility- without reality, and there will be those who will find that this kind of 'dark pilgrimage', the indifferent prowling, frittering, shadow walking- 'like Banque's ghost' is curiously fascinating while elusive."
An existentialist novel is keyed at the start by a few lines from Kierkegaard ("..the specific character of despair is precisely this; it is unaware of being despair".) and if it begins at the same point of Kierkegaard's aesthetic mystique (man's pursuit of pleasure), it closes without reaching any finite revelation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 16, 1975

"It may be accessible to specialists."
Walker Percy, the novelist, has written a deadly serious work of theoretical linguistics. Read full book review >