Search Results: "Lucas Zwirner"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Nonetheless, this all-ages delight deserves rescue and is ideal for classroom (or bedtime) read-alouds—especially if the grown-ups pay attention along with the children. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
The 40th-anniversary edition of a beloved German fable carries a pointed message that might already be too late. Read full book review >

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THIS IS MY ROCK by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A rocky climb to wisdom. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In another philosophical outing from Lucas (A Letter for Bear, 2013), a goat repels all comers from a rugged peak, then finds its claim of ownership a hollow one.Read full book review >

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HALIBUT JACKSON by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2004

"Nevertheless, Halibut Jackson's transformation pushes the limits of believability. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A shy boy comes out of his shell in this unusual debut. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Filled with a life-affirming sincerity that challenges us to put our lives in greater perspective."
A memoir of faith and perseverance after a dramatically life-altering circumstance. Read full book review >

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WHALE by David Lucas
by David Lucas, illustrated by David Lucas
ANIMALS
Released: June 12, 2007

"A good choice for readers in search of stories about compassion rewarded or, like Lynda Gene Rymond's Village of the Basketeers (2005), illus by Nicoletta Ceccoli, of young people rescuing communities threatened by unusual natural disasters. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Another unabashedly oddball tale from the author of Nutmeg (2006). Read full book review >

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NUTMEG by David Lucas
by David Lucas, illustrated by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Readers' imaginations will soar along with Nutmeg's as bursts of color transform her dreary world with promises of adventures, culinary and otherwise, to come. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Countering the raft of cautionary stories about the hazards of reckless wishing, this topsy-turvy tale suggests that sometimes the results are...delectable. Read full book review >

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THE LYING CARPET by David Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"Fabulous (as in fablelike), this will tug relentlessly on the mind and heart of any child ready to read it. (Fable. 8-12)"
Children are ready for philosophy at a very young age: "What is real?" asked the Velveteen Rabbit, after all. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO DO by David Lucas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"While reminiscent of other imagination adventures like Harold and the Purple Crayon and Antoinette Portis's Not a Stick (2008), this stands out as a unique work because of its emotionally simple charm. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Little bear wakes up big bear, bouncing on its stomach and lamenting, "There's nothing to do." Read full book review >

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I Am Your New Poison by Lucas James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"An unreliable narrator maintains a dubious tone that still manages to electrify."
James' psychological thriller debut offers the tale of a young woman in an interrogation room, recapping a drug-fueled crime spree spanning nine U.S. states. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

The subtitle here best reflects the content: a handbook that includes an exploration of the concept of nonviolence and a survey of its strategies and most famous practitioners. Read full book review >