Search Results: "Noël Chilton"


BOOK REVIEW

TÍA'S TAMALES by Ana Baca
by Ana Baca, illustrated by Noël Chilton, translated by Noël Chilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"An embarrassment of riches. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Every family recipe has a flavorful story behind it. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"The detail in these illustrations adds a charming quirkiness to the story, particularly the antics of a small raccoon who keeps Papa Noël company, occasionally riding on his hat and even making a grab for his cookies and milk. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Dunham presents the story of a Christmas Eve so foggy that even the magical, glowing gator Nicollette will be unable to lead Papa Noël's pirogue to the homes of the good little Cajun girls and boys so that he can distribute his sack full of toys. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"As far as biographies of Jesus go, you'll do better to stick with Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John."
Chilton (Religion/Bard Coll.) goes out hunting for that mythical Victorian beast, the "historical Jesus." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"It seems that Chilton forces more blame on the Abraham story than it can reasonably bear, but his careful look at the contemporary problem of religious violence merits attention."
Sweeping overview of monotheistic violence and sacrifice, tied to one of the most studied and academically tortured portions of the Bible. Read full book review >

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Blue & Gray Cross Current by Dan Chilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2013

"A well-researched Civil War novel based on true events."
A Missouri family with Rebel sympathies faces excruciating hardship during the Civil War in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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THE BONE THIEF by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"There's no magic in them bones. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Can Grimsly save his hometown from a vengeance-seeking madman? Read full book review >

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SHIMMER by Alyson Noël
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2011

"The backdrop of the story, a slave revolt in the West Indies, adds some historical weight, but the situation remains abstract and the characters only marginally interesting, leaving readers ultimately unengaged. (Ghost story. 9-12)"
More serious in tone than Radiance (2010), this supernatural adventure story finds perpetually 12-year-old Riley and her 14-year-old guide, Bodhi, first battling then helping Rebecca, an angry ghost child who initially seems to be evil personified. Read full book review >

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MARY MAGDALENE by Bruce Chilton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Straightforward, bold, easy reading. The author's careful survey serves as a useful corrective to Dan Brown's fiction, which seems to be taken as truth by an alarming number of people."
Episcopal priest and prolific author Chilton (Rabbi Paul, 2004, etc.) argues that Mary Magdalene influenced early Christianity—but not by sleeping with Jesus. Read full book review >

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RABBI PAUL by Bruce Chilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Though speculative at turns, followers of Pauline will find this account illuminating."
"Jesus is Christianity's founder," writes Chilton, "but Paul is its maker." Read full book review >

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BLACKLIST by Alyson Noël
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 4, 2017

"Chick lit to the max for those who want it. (Chick lit. 14-18)"
The Beautiful Idols saga continues as the competitive Hollywood teens deal with the consequences of Madison's murder. Read full book review >

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EVERMORE by Alyson Noël
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

Shallow stock characters barely mar the breathless allure of this formulaic supernatural romance, the first in the Immortals series, though feeble explanations wreck the ending. Read full book review >

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FLY ME TO THE MOON by Alyson Noël
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"As predictable as an onboard safety video."
A flight attendant's love life is prone to turbulence. Read full book review >