Search Results: "Indrapramit Roy"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VERY HUNGRY LION by Gita Wolf
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The lesson of the story—if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is—is valuable, but the care lavished on the project showcases bookmaking more than storytelling. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
Singam the lion is outwitted by a sparrow, a lamb, and a deer, each of whom plays on his greed and hunger to escape being eaten. Read full book review >

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INTO THE WILD WITH KATHERINE ROY
by Julie Danielson

Katherine Roy up and won a 2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book for her meticulously-researched Neighborhood Sharks (also named a Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2014), which explored, just a few miles from San Francisco, the ocean’s largest predators. Not bad for the first book she both wrote and illustrated.

Now she’s back with How to Be an ...


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ARUNDHATI ROY
by Gregory McNamee

Epic in scope, Arundhati Roy’s new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness  opens with an arresting vignette, one in which the skies over Delhi, India, are suddenly absent of vultures, long the city’s characteristic birds. The vultures are gone owing to a poison called diclofenac, given to dairy cows as a muscle relaxant to “ease pain and increase the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BLOOD GUARD by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Though it's a little on the derivative side, this iteration of the hero's journey will have readers chuckling all the way to the satisfying cliffhanger. (Adventure. 10-14)"
Roy's first novel is the humorous and exciting start of a new trilogy. Read full book review >

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WEREWOLF PARALLEL by Roy Gill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Clever, creative and fun. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
The separate worlds—and the Parallel between—face a threat that Cameron and his friends must stop in this Scottish import. Read full book review >

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THE BLAZING BRIDGE by Carter Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A strong and satisfying conclusion to a wild and hilarious ride. (Adventure. 10-14)"
The final book in the Blood Guard trilogy finds Blood Guard-in-training Ronan "Don't call me Evelyn" Truelove battling the murderous Bend Sinister all over New York City. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2000

"Utterly endearing. Top dog book of the century—so far."
Beautifully barked diary of a dog as taken down by his Man and a natural for Britain's Whitbread Prize, although the poor dog will never pry it loose from the hands of London's literati. Read full book review >

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NIGHT WATCH by Roy Johansen
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Despite the requisite mysterious evildoers and violence, this thriller remains curiously unsatisfying, perhaps because the formidable skills the heroine displays don't include common sense."
An unorthodox investigator is desperate to save her beloved mentor from possible death. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 15, 2000

"Elizabeth was complex and her character often obscure. Her cult was a deliberate creation, says Strong, and his presentation is convincing, scholarly, and sophisticated. Knowledge of Latin helpful, but not essential. (91 b&w illustrations, seen)"
Among the manifold lessons history may teach is the skillful use of public relations—as used, for example, in the court of Elizabeth I. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WATERGATE TAPE by Roy Hoopes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Still, Hoopes (When the Stars Went to War, 1995, etc.) provides a rich, incisive portrait of a specific time and a singular event that quite overshadow the uninteresting mystery."
In the wake of the 1973 Watergate scandal, Washington buzzes with speculation on the fate of Richard Nixon. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW BRIDE by Roy Heath
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 1995

"It's hard to believe it didn't win."
The Guyanese-born Heath (the superb Armstrong Trilogy, 1994, etc.) surpasses himself with this ambitious, vividly written, psychologically rich chronicle—set in his own colorfully multiracial native country—of compromised ambition and family conflict. Read full book review >

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THE FOLDED EARTH by Anuradha Roy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 2012

"Despite an occasional sense of drift, this understated, finely observed book expresses a haunting vision. A writer to watch."
Gentle comedy, bitter tragedy and grief intertwine in an affectionately delineated portrait of an Indian hill community. Read full book review >