Search Results: "Marilee Robin Burton"


BOOK REVIEW

TAIL TOES EYES EARS NOSE by Marilee Robin Burton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2011

"There are many apps with more options, extras and dazzling art and sound, but despite its similarity to 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees, And Toes,' it feels just homespun and direct enough to charm. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A simple, easy-to-navigate app featuring an assortment of animals and the titular body parts they have in common is no-frills enough to please toddlers, though parents may wish it offered a little more. Read full book review >

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ONE LITTLE CHICKADEE by Marilee Robin Burton
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A joyous bedtime counting book. (Fiction/Picture book. 3+)"
Things start quietly in this happy rhyming story, with one little chickadee, alone in a tree. Read full book review >

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MY BEST SHOES by Marilee Robin Burton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Just the thing to instigate dramatic play. (Picture book. 4-7)"
For each day of the week, a different child describes the shoes he or she wears (tie or tap, old or new): ``On Saturday I wore sun shoes/Just for fun shoes/Tiptoe in the sand shoes....'' But Sunday's shoes are the best: ``...no shoes/Naked feet and toe shoes/Barefoot all day long shoes/Sing a summer song shoes....'' Ransome matches the effervescent verse with light, bright paintings of kids cheerfully engaged in imaginative activities. Read full book review >

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BURTON by Frank McLynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"Edward Rice's best-selling Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1990). (Eight pages of b&w illustrations, four maps.)"
Graceful, psychologically astute portrait of the enigmatic author/scholar/explorer who was one of the first Christians to enter Mecca, discovered Africa's Lake Tanganyika, and translated such masterpieces as the Kama Sutra and The Arabian Nights. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1994

"David's Day."
One of the many biographies of the actor, who died in 1984, including the surpassing Richard Burton: A Life (1988) by Melvyn Bragg and Richard Burton, My Brother (1988) by Graham Jenkins. Read full book review >

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BURTON AND STANLEY by Frank O’Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Allen's wide-eyed pen-and-ink caricatures add to the humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A children's book debut by a prolific author of sports stories and westerns. Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD by Margaret Early
adapted by Margaret Early, illustrated by Margaret Early
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Read this copy indoors with velvet gloves on, and save Howard Pyle's classic telling to read outside under the trees. (Picture book/folklore. 10+)"
Early (Sleeping Beauty, 1993, etc.) now adds the tales of Sir Robin to her artistic retellings of classics. Read full book review >

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COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD by David Calcutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sure to attract new followers for a perennially popular hero. (research and bibliography) (Folklore. 9-13)"
Robbing the rich and punishing the privileged, Robin Hood and his band return in a series of nine episodes gracefully retold and beautifully designed to appeal to modern readers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 9, 2017

"A dramatic, honest, moving narrative of how hard life can get and how one can still overcome seemingly insurmountable adversity to do good in the world."
How one woman finally broke away from a cycle of imprisonment and went on to help hundreds of other women re-enter normal life. Read full book review >

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The Robin Stories by Heide Koenitzer Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"A novel about a novelist that's short on plot but long on character development."
In Clark's (Monsignor, 2014) latest work of fiction, a college senior defies his parents in his quest to write the next Great American Novel.Read full book review >

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HOW ROBIN SAVED SPRING by Debbie Ouellet
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"But Ceccoli supplies some beautifully Renaissance compositions and a lovely pale palette that modulates beautifully from winter to spring, which compensate pretty well for narrative weaknesses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An original pourquoi tale presents Lady Winter, who's distinctly reluctant to yield to slumbering Sister Spring, and a bevy of animals who work to thwart her. Read full book review >