Search Results: "Jim Ingraham"


BOOK REVIEW

SAHARA DUST by Jim Ingraham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 21, 2011

"Sure-handed Ingraham (Remains to be Seen, 2008) spins a satisfying tale whose greatest triumph is flawed, sympathetic Sergeant Randa."
Suddenly, Cherokee City, Fla., is chock full of folk in sheep's clothing, and it's up to Detective Sergeant Randa Sorel to defrock the wolf. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"A polemic that is sure to spark much debate."
Many feminists have lauded Hillary Clinton as the first First Lady they can identify with. Read full book review >

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FLOOD by Mary Calhoun
by Mary Calhoun, illustrated by Erick Ingraham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Although the home-is-where-the-heart-is message is heavy-handed, it's also enduring. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Wholesome family values are served up in this story of one family's survival of the great flood of the Midwest in 1993. Read full book review >

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NIGHT IN THE BARN by Faye Gibbons
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

``Bet you're afraid to spend the night in the barn,'' challenges a boy to his younger brother and two visiting city cousins. Read full book review >

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HIGH-WIRE HENRY by Mary Calhoun
ANIMALS
Released: April 24, 1991

"The tried-but-true formula, told with practiced skill, is endearingly extended in the soft, precisely detailed pencil-and-watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The popular Siamese who appeared in Cross-Country Cat (1979), etc., copes with competition: a new puppy with whom his family is wholly smitten. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS' LULLABY by Tom Paxton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 19, 1993

"Attractive. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A soporific song with verses about animals—``Foxes are drowsy/Deep in their cool, dark den./Sleep little red-tailed foxes,/Morning will come again./Good night foxes,/Good night.'' Listeners who manage to stay awake through the first dozen repetitions of the singsong-y melody (included) can go on to a 13th (sunset and sandman) and the last (``Children are snuggling''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY THE SAILOR CAT by Mary Calhoun
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"The story is slight and predictable, but it's smoothly told by this old pro, while the carefully crafted realistic illustrations (remarkably precise for watercolors) are sure to appeal to Henry's fans and other cat lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The popular Siamese returns as a stowaway on a jaunt with ``The Man'' and ``The Kid.'' When hiding below makes Henry queasy, he comes on deck to enjoy the sights (including dolphins and a whale), ascend the mast, note how the small craft is sailed, and play a crucial role in rescuing The Man when he falls overboard. Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE MARKET BOWL by Jim Averbeck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Although the text lacks the heft of traditional folklore, the author/illustrator draws on his Peace Corps background to cook up a cautionary, but tasty look at life in Cameroon. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Yoyo's mother says that no fair price for bitterleaf stew can be refused; to do so risks angering Brother Coin, the Great Spirit of the Market. Read full book review >

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GOBBLE IT UP! by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A CD with Arnosky playing the guitar and singing his song is part of the package. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
"You'd gobble them up and they'd taste good" is the repeated line in this jaunty song about animal feeding that invites young children into the natural world. Read full book review >

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SLOW DOWN FOR MANATEES by Jim Arnosky
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Though fiction, the story was inspired by an actual event, and the author's customary attention to environmental detail makes it an excellent companion to his All About Manatees (2007) and A Manatee Morning (2000). (Picture book. 4-7)"
A pregnant Florida manatee, accidentally injured by a passing motorboat, is rescued and rehabilitated in a tank on land, where she gives birth before both are released back into their canal home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UP by Jim LaMarche
by Jim LaMarche, illustrated by Jim LaMarche
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"LaMarche's lovely warm illustrations, in acrylic washes and colored pencil, match his gentle fantasy. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy discovers that he has telekinetic powers. Read full book review >