Search Results: "Heidi M. Ravven"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 2013

"Scholarly essays packed with closely reasoned arguments from the author and fellow academics, plus extensive historical analyses of thinkers from Aristotle to Spinoza to Malcolm Gladwell. Patient readers with a taste for philosophy will find that reading this book is a stimulating experience."
Why do some people behave honorably and others badly? This has been a core question since the dawn of philosophy, and Ravven (Religious Studies/Hamilton Coll.; co-editor: Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy, 2002) discusses the possibilities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INDIAN BOYHOOD by Charles Eastman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2016

"Notable for its content more than its execution, this book nevertheless deserves recognition given the relative scarcity of historical works that give voice to Native writers. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This rare firsthand memoir of late-19th-century Santee Dakota life offers a valuable counterpoint to inaccurate and biased accounts of Native American civilizations told by outsiders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOO MANY TOYS! by Heidi Deedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A polished debut for this British author/illustrator, who might invent more challenges for the newly minimalist Lulu. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Lulu finds a creative way to clear out her huge collection of toys. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARMINE THE CROW by Heidi Holder
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"An endearing old bird; a lovely book. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Holder revisits the enchanting world of Crows (1987) with a tale about an old crow who rescues a swan from a snare and is rewarded with a box of stardust that grants wishes. Read full book review >

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WHERE I LIVE by Heidi Goennel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"While not groundbreaking, these brash board books are visually hypnotic. (Picture book. 1-3)"
A board book entry in the four-book It's My World series (the others are What I Wear, ISBN 0-688-14147-1; What I See, 14146-3; and What I Eat, 14145-5). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CIRCUS by Heidi Goennel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"(Picture book. 3-7)"
An illustrator distinguished by her elegant composition, sophisticated bright color, and simplified forms surveys some of the big top's most compelling visual images: elephants, a spotlit ringmaster, trapeze artists, animal tamers, clowns, etc. For collections that must choose, Ehlert's vibrant stylizations (Circus, p. 322) are more innovative and arresting; but Goennel's more realistic representation is pleasant, and makes a good introduction to a favorite experience. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP BEYOND TIME by Heidi Heilig
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Concluding the duology, this ingeniously plotted time twister deepens the narrative, sharpens characterization, and raises the stakes, leaving readers high and dry, wanting more. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Her white, widowed father, Slate, having failed to remake the past, has abdicated; mixed-race Nix Song now captains the Temptation, Navigating through time to mapped destinations, real and otherwise, in this sequel to The Girl from Everywhere (2016). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WANTED by Heidi Ayarbe
Released: May 1, 2012

"A bad bet all around. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A young bookie finds herself on the wrong side of the odds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"A lively and troubling but not entirely doomsday scenario of our warmer future, which will hopefully persuade readers to pay greater attention. See Peter Ward's upcoming The Flooded Earth for more information about rising sea levels."
Fact-filled and entertaining yet disturbing depiction of our world as temperatures rise. Read full book review >