Search Results: "L. Ralph Rohr"


BOOK REVIEW

The Revelation of Jesus Christ—Comfort or Confusion? by L. Ralph Rohr
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A discerning new take on Revelation that opens up the confounding text."
Rohr presents an accessible, chapter-by-chapter explication of the fascinating symbols that fill the Bible's most challenging book. Read full book review >

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SMART DOG by Ralph Leemis
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 8, 1993

Comfortably ensconced in his porch rocker, the man addresses his dog—``If you were a smart dog, you'd chase that rabbit''— and goes on to suggest less and less likely activities, from barely plausible tricks (``You'd dance on a drum'') to full-scale tall tale (``while you conducted your string quartet, the crowd would applaud as you juggled''), all resulting in fame, uproar, and wealth—which, in the end, would enable them to retire in ``a small house in the country for two,'' as they have already done. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 12, 1996

"Nice was eventually honored by birders and scientists everywhere; Dunlap's inspiring and touching account means that Nice's life will come to the attention of a new generation. (b&w illustrations, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
An entry in the Creative Minds series. Read full book review >

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WONDER WOMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Still, she stands as proof that there's more to this superhero business than big muscles and testosterone-fueled aggression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cosentino's third introduction to a costumed superhero for newly independent readers (Superman, 2010, etc.) adequately covers the basics while resolutely placing its subject on the moral and ethical high ground. Read full book review >

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SUPERMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"While it's certainly never too soon to introduce children to the first and still greatest of the modern costumed crime-fighters, he, and they, deserve better than this knockoff. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cribbing freely from the classic TV show and the 1978 movie as well as episodes from decades of comics, the Man of Steel tersely describes his origins and strongly declares his intention to "fight a never-ending battle for truth and justice." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 19, 1991

"Shedding lots of heat, but nary a glimmer of light, the essays ultimately implode upon themselves, producing only bewilderment and a bit of laughter."
Here, German radical feminist ThÅrmer-Rohr (Women's Studies/Technische UniversitÑt, Berlin) offers a provocative, unsettling, and maddeningly inconclusive critique of women's roles in ``male'' society. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Encouragement and instructive pointers in a package guy writers will enjoy. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Guys love writing as much as they love reading...when they can do their own thing. Read full book review >

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FLYING SOLO by Ralph Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1998

"A novel that is funny, real, and often moving. (Fiction. 10-12)"
The rich and complex emotional lives within a classroom of unsupervised students boil toward eruption the day an exceptional teacher is absent. Read full book review >

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MARSHFIELD DREAMS by Ralph Fletcher
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A snapshot of small-world life that will open readers' eyes to the bonds of a peerless time and simpler lifestyle. (Autobiography. 8-12)"
Fletcher joins a select group of children's authors who open the pages to their childhood and the circumstances that led to their literary lives. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Kids and adults will find the poems meaningful despite these minor drawbacks, and teachers who use Fletcher's popular books on writing will want to incorporate these new poems into their lesson plans. (Poetry. 9-14)"
An accessible collection of well-written poems for middle-school students and a welcome find, as rare as an unbroken sand dollar on a busy beach. Read full book review >

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ARGOS by Ralph Hardy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2016

"An unfortunate choice of narration robs this epic tale of its power. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic tale of The Odyssey is told from the point of view of Odysseus' faithful dog, Argos.Read full book review >