Search Results: "Mathew Gollub"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN ONI DRUMMERS by Mathew Gollub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Perfect fare for fans of wild rumpuses—with an afterword that includes background information on oni, taiko (Japanese drums), and charts for writing 1-10 in kanji script. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ten garishly hued creatures from Japanese folklore gather one by one on a beach for an exuberant drumfest in this bedtime-cum-counting-rhyme from the creators of Cool Melons—Turn to Frogs! (1998). Read full book review >

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DON'T WORRY, ALFIE by Mathew Price
Released: March 1, 1999

"It may be a wild world out there, but Alfie learns that with proper care, it's a manageable one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The world is a perilous place, or so it seems to a small cub named Alfie. Read full book review >

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GIFTS OF SILENT TEARS by Mathew George
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2011

"A man's life relayed through vignettes that stand alone better than together."
In this novel, an Indian man comes of age amid changing times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Burrows is an acute observer, but almost all important events in history are spectacularly unexpected. Although this is no news to readers of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's The Black Swan (2007), writers continue to deliver predictions, and this is a fine example of the genre."
As a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and current director of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative, Burrows is well-qualified to speculate on the future, as he does in this stimulating series of essays. Read full book review >

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JOSHUA:  THE ODYSSEY OF AN ORDINARY MAN by Theckedath M. Mathew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2013

"An impassioned, thought-provoking work of biblical fiction."
A compelling look at the adolescent life of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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IMPROBABILITIES by Dan Gollub
Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"An offbeat but somewhat muddled sci-fi tale."
Gollub delivers a sci-fi novel about wormholes, neuroscience, a revolutionary cult and a chess tournament. Read full book review >

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UNCLE SNAKE by Matthew Gollub
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The resolution of his troubles will bedazzle even impatient youngsters, weary of the story's many arbitrary shifts. (Picture book/folklore. 5+)"
A murky, captivating tale based on the culture of Oaxaca, Mexico, from the team behind The Moon Was at a Fiesta (1994). Read full book review >

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JAZZ FLY 2 by Matthew Gollub
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"161;Qué bueno! (author's note) (Picture book/CD. 5-8)"
Jazz Fly and his band are back (The Jazz Fly, 2000) for a bilingual adventure: a tropical-rainforest gig plus car trouble. Read full book review >

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THE TWENTY-FIVE MIXTEC CATS by Matthew Gollub
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 1993

"Just how these symbolic figures and events explicate the interaction of poverty, prejudice, and evil remains enigmatic (a note would have helped); still, Martinez makes an intriguing debut with his powerful art. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Mexican artist Martinez terms his style ``figurative magic''; with its vibrant, sinuously stylized figures and surreal overlapping scenes merging with borders containing still more expressive details, the term seems apt for a visual analogue to literature's magical realism. Read full book review >