Search Results: "Gregory Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY, THE BEAR, THE BARON, THE BARD by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"One-of-a-kind fun. (Picture book. 6-12)"
When a little boy goes into an abandoned theater to retrieve a lost soccer ball, he sets himself up for a trip through time to the 16th century, emerging on the stage of the Globe in the middle of a performance. Read full book review >

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THE HERO OF LITTLE STREET by Gregory Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rogers' Boy (from The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard, 2004, and A Midsummer Knight, 2007) returns for another wordless metafictive adventure, this one centering on Dutch painting. Read full book review >

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MIDSUMMER KNIGHT by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Told as before in crowded but large and easy-to-follow sequential panels, the tale will delight even readers who don't catch all of the Elizabethan references. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Another wordless, briskly paced escapade with a Shakespearean flavor (and cast) from the author of The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROLAND WRIGHT, BOOK 1 by Tony Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"The slightly preachy message about following one's best instincts comes through in this pleasant, undemanding Australian import, first in a series, illustrated with wry humor by Rogers and filled with some interesting details about knights and the Middle Ages. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
It's 1409, and nine-and-a-half-year-old Roland Wright, son of the best armorer in the kingdom, dreams of becoming a brave knight. Read full book review >

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RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME by Nigel Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"Close-ups of Sam's face and posture bring readers right into contact with the boy's developing sense of independence, his discovery of his loneliness, and his dignified re-entrance into the family. (Picture book. 3-7)"
No new ground is broken in this rehash of an age-old theme, but the sensitive drawings give it poignancy. Read full book review >

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WAY HOME by Libby Hathorn
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 10, 1994

"Touching, beautifully wrought, and deeply felt. (Picture book. 5- 10)"
From Australia, a stunningly illustrated depiction of a homeless boy and his kitten. Read full book review >

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SPACE TRAVELLERS by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Unrealistically upbeat, perhaps, but a good departure point for discussion. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A gifted Australian writer (The Very Best of Friends, 1990) takes a deceptively simple look at a mother and son living in a ``rocket'' (an airy metal construction) in a city park. Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This not a primer on the ABCs, but an extension of the letter-learning process, a vocabulary builder that will test readers with the likes of easel, knees, llama, quarrel, and tambourines. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rogers returns to the class from Tiptoe into Kindergarten (1999) to introduce a flurry of letters and words in the always-winning treasure-hunt format that will have eyes poring over the pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Children will doubtless appreciate not just the defusing of kindergarten angst, but the compassionate, vivid musicality of Rogers's pages as well. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An incantatory surge drives this simple story to an inspired place far beyond the elemental confines of the plot. Read full book review >

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ENEMY EXPOSURE by Meghan Rogers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 14, 2017

"High-octane espionage that's heavy on thrills but light on character growth. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Teen spy Jocelyn recruits double agents from KATO to gain intelligence, but can she trust them? Read full book review >

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SEXING THE BRAIN by Lesley Rogers
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Readable, sensible, scholarly, convincing. (5 b&w illustrations)"
Australian physician Rogers (Neuroscience/Univ. of New England) argues in clear, crisp prose that discussions about differences between the sexes must consider environmental as well as genetic and hormonal factors. Read full book review >