Search Results: "Lipika Pelham"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNLIKELY SETTLER by Lipika Pelham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2014

"A touching personal delineation of divided loyalties and riven hearts."
Bittersweet memoir of a multicultural marriage riding the perilous shoals of Jerusalem's ethnic split. Read full book review >

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TRAIL by David Pelham
by David Pelham, illustrated by David Pelham
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Hard to read, and even to see, for elders, and probably too fragile for library use, it's still quite an astonishing work. (Novelty. 7-12)"
Five magnificent spreads make up this book, which falls almost completely over the line from fabulous pop-up to artist book. Read full book review >

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SAM'S SANDWICH by David Pelham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Guaranteed to compel attention. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Encased in thick boards to simulate slices of bread, a comic novelty: deftly phrased verse describes a sandwich Sam stacks for his innocent sister, each layer (lettuce, cheese, etc.) hiding a creature within a clever foldout (``...to really make her squirm/Sam dropped in a wriggly...[worm]''), the whole truly resembling a fat booby trap of a sandwich. Read full book review >

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STUFF AND NONSENSE by David Pelham
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"If the narration is less than smooth and the main characters Stuff and Nonsense indistinguishable from the mob, no matter—this is all about the visuals anyway. (Pop-up/picture book. 2-5)"
A team of mice, all similarly round-faced, goggle-eyed and buck-toothed, carry a dizzying variety of construction materials through a mousehole and outside: There's furry stuff, yellow stuff, wavy stuff, woolly stuff and more, all moving from left to right in a continuous line. Read full book review >

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A PROMISE TO DIE FOR by Jacqueline Pelham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2015

"The predictability of this follow-up to Under the Rose 2003) doesn't detract from the charmingly drawn characters, with extra plot complications thrown in for good measure."
An art investigation turns into a dangerous personal quest for a woman resolved to fulfill a deathbed promise to her grandmother even after being disinherited by her family. Read full book review >

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HOLY LANDS by Nicolas Pelham
NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2016

"A lively, succinct, nonpolemical study that will offer much thought for discussion."
A sound, accessible argument for why returning to the mixed-faith communities living among each other in the Ottoman model might just save the Middle East. Read full book review >

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FOOD AND FAITH by Susan Reuben
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Lot of food for thought and multicultural programming for schools, libraries and religious classes, despite its limitations and lack of sources. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Focusing on six children growing up in Britain, this photo-laden book provides a very brief introduction to the world's major religious groups, customs related to holidays and services, and special foods. Read full book review >

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THE SEARCH FOR THE ATOCHA TREASURE by Fran O'Byrne-Pelham
Released: March 1, 1989

A triumphant account of Mel Fisher's long—and gloriously successful—search for sunken treasure. Read full book review >