Search Results: "Kyle Minor"


BOOK REVIEW

PRAYING DRUNK by Kyle Minor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2014

"There's cynicism and despair and nihilism in the collection, certainly, but there's courage too and a measure of blood-tinged beauty."
An award-winning short fiction author offers 12 stories so ripe with realism as to suggest a roman à clef.Read full book review >

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GRAND CANYON by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Less a systematic tour of the Grand Canyon than a visual and verbal appreciation of its large- scale and small-scale beauties, this will delight young armchair travelers and naturalists. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The fruit of a 12-day visit to the Grand Canyon, Minor goes solo in this departure from his usual meticulously detailed art for an album of watercolor sketches. Read full book review >

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DAYLIGHT STARLIGHT WILDLIFE by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"For storytime or laptime, another beautiful rendition of the natural world. (Picture book. 2-7)"
An album of contrasts introduces diurnal and nocturnal animals. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE A PANDA BEAR by Florence Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A lovely title to engage the imaginations and interest of budding animal enthusiasts. (bear facts, resources) (Picture book. 2-6)"
A global array of bears parade by in this delightful story for the very young. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS TREE! by Florence Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A final page of supplementary information offers some interesting facts about the history of Christmas trees. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Imaginative Christmas trees of unusual sizes and materials are the focus of this holiday story for younger children with retro art that points adult readers back to the 1950s. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE A PENGUIN by Florence Minor
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Not a standout as either a rhyming picture book or a beginning nonfiction title about penguins. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The second from this husband-and-wife team (Christmas Tree!, 2005) explores the many things that penguins can do and suggests to readers that they can also share in these activities. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A BIGGER BUNNY by Florence Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A happy ending for a little bunny whose reading helps her do big things. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Book-smarts help Tickles the bunny save the day in this latest collaboration from the Minors. Read full book review >

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HOW BIG COULD YOUR PUMPKIN GROW? by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Playing with scale and prompting readers to think big ensures a quick and entertaining tour to awesome sights. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Minor focuses his attention on the symbolic gourd of fall, juxtaposing national landmarks or record-setting structures with visions of impossibly enormous pumpkins or jack-o'-lanterns. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2006

Striking pictures make this patriotic alphabet particularly memorable. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Minor tells his story with gentle humor and a great deal of charm, making the book a pleasant journey for the reader as well. (25 illustrations, not seen)"
Minor (Humanities/Monterey Peninsula College) combines an unusual set of skills to great advantage in his first booka knowledge of Russian literature, a background in visual art, and a career as a jazz critic and musician. Read full book review >

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MaryQuest by Norm Minor
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A sometimes-engaging but unpolished story of love, loyalty, and the bond between sisters."
In Minor's (Until the Gull Returns, 2013) novel, an American woman travels to war-torn Algeria to investigate her journalist twin sister's death. Read full book review >