Search Results: "Korky Paul"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL CAN WAIT by Tessa Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Entertaining, accessible fare. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A sprightly fantasy about a British schoolboy and his parents on what turns into a global rescue mission, beginning when they happen on reindeer Blitzen, who got left behind during Father Christmas's annual round. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A ROCKETFUL OF SPACE POEMS by John Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2017

"The poems are, at best, lesser lights in the poetic firmament, but the pictures provide enough boost to get them off the ground. (Picture book/poetry. 6-8)"
Goofy cartoons featuring wildly baroque spacecraft and many-limbed aliens illustrate 26 poems, nearly all new and out of—or at least off—this world. Read full book review >

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THE VERY NOISY HOUSE by Julie Rhodes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Four children created the lively, magical artwork used for the endpapers; this book would charm if their art had been used throughout. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A simple, rhythmic text describes accelerating and decelerating noises at different levels of a house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINNIE'S MIDNIGHT DRAGON by Valerie Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Wilbur's and Winnie's expressions and the details of Winnie's witchy lair will keep their attention happily fixed. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur are somewhat discomfited by the sudden appearance of a lost fire-breathing dragon-baby through the cat-flap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE KORKY by Cristiano Sorrentino
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Though Korky is a cute pup with engaging expressions, his tale doesn't stand out from the pack. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Korky is a floppy white puppy with a nose for trouble; he knocks over flower vases, chews up shoes and steps in paint pots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL ROBESON by Jordan Goodman
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"A fact-driven, scholarly account that lacks slightly in narrative drive."
The story of the U.S. government's persecution of entertainer and peace advocate Paul Robeson. Read full book review >