Search Results: "Lorinda Bryan Cauley"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT DO YOU KNOW! by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"Intriguing, challenging, and most of all fun: this is one readers won't be in a hurry to put down. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Proud preschoolers can put their new skills to the test with Cauley's (Clap Your Hands, 1992, etc.) sly compendium of riddles that are guaranteed to stretch burgeoning imaginations. Read full book review >

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CLAP YOUR HANDS by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
FICTION
Released: March 25, 1992

"Infectiously joyful. (Picture book. 6 down)"
An extended play-rhyme that invites readers or listeners to clap, jump, spin, wriggle, pat, rub, and stretch in a variety of ways. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE TROUBLE GROUNDHOG DAY by Bethany Roberts
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The happy resolution of the story provides a satisfying conclusion and with its simple explanation of Groundhog Day, this warm-hearted tale offers readers an entertaining introduction to an annual event. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A squabbling set of twins learns the art of cooperation in this seasonal tale from Roberts. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD by Ashley  Bryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Still, the rolling language and appealing illustrations make this a must. (Picture book/folktale. 4-7)"
Blackbird shares his gifts with the birds of Africa in this colorful read-aloud. Read full book review >

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MILLERSBURG by Harry Cauley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 30, 2006

"A heartfelt work, soundly crafted."
Playwright and novelist Cauley (Bridie and Finn, 1994) offers a chilling, beautifully characterized account of a family torn apart after a dual murder strikes their small New Jersey town on the eve of World War II. Read full book review >

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Children of Earth by Lorinda Donovan
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"A fast-paced, thoughtful adventure likely to please sci-fi fans."
In this sci-fi adventure novel, an interplanetary probe heading for Pluto reveals that part of the solar system is missing. Read full book review >

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BRIDIE AND FINN by Harry Cauley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1994

"A notable debut."
From award-winning TV writer Harry Cauley, a first novel that celebrates the golden days of urban neighborhoods and tells a beguiling, unpretentious, and bittersweet coming-of-age story. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"While the tension between the preteen protagonists and the teens is both tangible and interesting, this installment feels more like novel-length worldbuilding than a story in itself. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
The four intrepid heroes of The Secret Zoo (2010) return for another adventure in this new animal-packed fantasy series. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF BABY ANIMALS by Bryan Hodgson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"An index makes this volume accessible for research, but it's more pretty than useful. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Beyond the glossy full-color photographs of animals and their babies on every page, this debut has little to recommend it. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1991

"A disappointing tale, which tries without much success to provide new insights on an unfamiliar world."
The singularly uninspired account of how agnostic sportswriter Bryan (Dogleg Madness, 1988) entered a fundamentalist seminary, studied and argued over the Bible, joined a missionary expedition to El Salvador—and found his life unchanged. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF AKU by Ashley  Bryan
Released: Sept. 10, 1976

"An option."
We know before beginning—from Bryan's past collections, his illustrations, the prefacing Ashanti proverb, and the characteristic "we do not mean. . ." opener—that these are set in Africa and either real or pseudo folk tales; but nowhere does Bryan say so. . . let alone identify the specific culture and sources. Read full book review >