Search Results: "Linda Graves"


BOOK REVIEW

UNCLE BLUBBAFINK’S SERIOUSLY RIDICULOUS STORIES by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"But it's hard to imagine an adult able to bear reading it to them. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"OK, so I'm Uncle Blubbafink. Hello already. Read full book review >

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SECOND BANANA by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Take this off the shelf to share with primary-grade students who are navigating the ever changing landscape of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Under the big top, the show must go on, but the relationship between a spotlight-grabbing monkey and the amiable gorilla that assists him is ripe for a change. Read full book review >

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THE ORPHAN OF AWKWARD FALLS by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Unfortunate Events galore, served with relish. (finished illustrations not seen) (Melodrama. 11-13)"
The creator of such picture books as Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance (1999) and Three Nasty Gnarlies (2003) dishes up a first novel seasoned with the same delightfully twisted, ghoulish sensibility. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN BIG by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"For all kids who know they are really smarter than the grown-ups. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"On a teeny little farm, in an itty-bitty coop, a very small hen laid a big, humongous egg"—and, of course, out of that egg hatches a big, humongous chick. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERATOR by Keith Graves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A true, monstrous success! (Picture book. 5-9)"
A been-there-done-that just-try-to-impress-me boy gets his wish to "be something screamingly scary. / Something fanged and foul and terribly hairy!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PET BOY by Keith Graves
by Keith Graves, illustrated by Keith Graves
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Certainly a very useful book to have on hand when a chorus of avoidance meets the dog's desire for dinner and a scratch behind the ear. (Picture book 5-8)"
For those times when it is forgotten that a pet is not a toy, Graves provides a pointed little cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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5 PENS IN HAND by Robert Graves
Released: March 20, 1957

"That stratospheric readership which dotes on mythological deities may celebrate this omnium gatherum."
Erudite and iconoclastic Robert Graves' addresses at Yale, Mount Holyoke and Trinity; many essays from The New Yorker, The New Republic, Punch and other periodicals; sallies, stories, and poetry are packaged here. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A keenly observed visit to a new world whose geography we can now better comprehend."
A journalism professor charts the advent and ubiquity of fact-checking in our polarized political present and the profoundly altered world of journalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 25, 1969

"Still, this is largely a fault of style or tone: beneath the magisterial bitchiness lies a very real attachment to art and craft."
Some time ago in The New York Review, Robert Mazzocco wrote that "if it is true Graves won't suffer fools gladly, it is even truer he suffers his betters not at all. Read full book review >

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THE SIEGE AND FALL OF TROY by Robert Graves
Released: Oct. 4, 1963

"This account will give perspective to young readers who are tackling the Iliad by force or with courage."
Drawing on several Greek and Latin authors, including Homer, Robert Graves sets down the events of the ten year Trojan war. Read full book review >

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FOOD FOR CENTAURS by Robert Graves
Released: May 6, 1960

"Intellectual canapes- for a select group."
This is a gathering of the latest stories, talks, critical studies and poems by that peripatetic scholar who reached his widest audience with I Claudius. Read full book review >