Search Results: "Natl. Assn. for Preservation & Perpetuation of Storytelling"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A valuable resource for librarians, teachers, and all those who seek an audience."
A robust collection of yarns ranging from ancient Scottish folklore to a modern, urban twist on ``Cinderella''—contributed by professional storytellers whose backgrounds are equally diverse, and published to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the annual Jonesborough, Tennessee, National Storytelling Festival. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Most of the tales are suitable for adults and children alike, and a number would make good bedtime reading."
A sequel to last year's Best-Loved Stories that, again, is a literary record of oral tellings that have taken place at the national festival, held annually since 1973. Read full book review >

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STORYTELLING by Constance Colon-Jones
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A progressive, postmodern collection of vignettes that celebrate the personalities behind occupations."
A unique scrapbook of ideas and observations that redefines what it means to tell a story. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Both a good starting point for learning about volcanoes and an easy-reader resource for information. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
One of the latest in the Science Scoops series, this is a level 3 intended for confident readers. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST BOOK OF HOCKEY by Editors of Sports Illustrated for Kids
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"This book has all the gripping power of dull blades. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
An introduction to the game of hockey for the newest of newcomers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 5, 1995

"Although Kagan restricts his study too much by examining only a small number of wars drawn solely from the Western experience, he presents a soberly realistic, thoughtful, and well-written look at the human race's oldest scourge."
By examining the causes of specific ancient and modern wars, Kagan tries to determine the underlying reasons for war in general. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLING PRINCESS by Rafe Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"An inside joke between book and reader that just isn't funny enough. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A tepid story about stories from a noted reteller of traditional tales. Read full book review >

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SPIDERS! by Eds. of TIME for Kids
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Kids who like insects will be entranced by the photographs, and even children who don't like spiders may find this an effective antidote to arachnophobia. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 5-7)"
A visually arresting design scheme and stunning, high-quality photographs captivate the reader in this fluency-level entry for "confident readers" in the new TIME for Kids Science Scoops series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

An adequate biography of the 26th president is one of four biographies in the vanguard of a new series linked to TIME for Kids. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 1994

"Perhaps the book's only major deficiency is Ward's failure to explain to the Rush Limbaughs of the world why we should care if humankind continues to decimate the Earth's flora and fauna."
Ward demonstrates that the old adage ``those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it'' applies to natural history as well as human history. Read full book review >

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THE GHOST TOWN PRESERVATION SOCIETY by Julie Clark  Simon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2017

"Happily, the third act exchanges Simon's focus on obfuscating tangents and context-free character studies for a renewed interest in the plot of this uneven debut."
In search of answers about her past, an aging professor makes her way to the Montana town that's wrapped the key in a cast of colorful characters. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Gottschall brings a light touch to knotty psychological matters, and he's a fine storyteller himself."
A lively pop-science overview of the reasons why we tell stories and why storytelling will endure. Read full book review >