Search Results: "John Schoenherr"


BOOK REVIEW

REBEL by John Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 12, 1995

"The reunion with its parents makes for an immensely satisfying conclusion, and children will want to search back through the pages for evidence of the first rebellion and the last. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schoenherr (Bear, 1991, etc.) excels in an expressive and original tale. Read full book review >

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BEAR by John Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: March 28, 1991

The little bear is too young for independence when his mother disappears; but with time, perseverance, and luck he does learn to manage on his own. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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OWL MOON by John Schoenherr
Released: Oct. 23, 1987

A rare reappearance of a fine illustrator (Rascal, Julie of the Wolves), whose watercolors here follow a father and small child as they seek an owl beneath a winter moon. Read full book review >

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WILD VOICES by Drew Nelson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 1991

"Schoenherr provides handsome drawings as headings for each story. (Short stories. 10-14)"
Seven bleak, realistic stories about animals coexisting and competing on a western farm and in the nearby wilderness. Read full book review >

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PIGS IN THE MUD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RUD by Lynn Plourde
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A wonderful frolic in mud and verse, and Plourde's debut. (Junior Library Guild Selection) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The road is blocked by big pink pigs, and there's nothing to do but get out of the car and try to get them to move. Read full book review >

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THE WOUNDED WOLF by John Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 6, 1978

When a gravely wounded wolf stumbles up Toklat Ridge, a scouting raven calls out his signal of coming death. Read full book review >

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JULIE OF THE WOLVES by John Schoenherr
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 10, 1972

"Though remarkable Miyax and her experience are totally believable, her spirit living evidence of the magnitude of the loss."
Running away from an arranged marriage with simpleminded Donald, thirteen year-old Julie (she prefers Miyax, her Eskimo name) survives on the barren tundra by making friends with a family of wolves. Read full book review >

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JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING JOHN by Stephen Church
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Church sticks close to the evidence, almost all government records and surviving chronicles devoted to the deeds of great men. The result is not a page-turner but an insightful, likely definitive, biography."
Reigning from 1199 to 1216, King John's villainy remains a mainstay of popular media. Church (Medieval History/Univ. of East Anglia; The Household Knights of King John, 1999) does not downplay his defects in this scholarly but readable biography.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Attention must be paid, and glasses should be raised in tribute and gratitude to it."
Despite the early acceptance of John Cheever (1912-82) as a writer of short stories for prestigious magazines (the New Republic, the New Yorker), he struggled for decades to support a growing family and earn critical respect (both of these goals were realized, in spades, in his later years). Read full book review >