Search Results: "Noah Boyd"


BOOK REVIEW

NOAH by Patricia Lee Gauch
adapted by Patricia Lee Gauch, illustrated by Jonathan Green
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1994

"He depicts most of the humans as black (though one son's wife has blue eyes), and makes creative use of the text's reiterated ``two by two'' in his handsome compositions. Proof positive that, when it comes to books about Noah, there is always ``room for one more.'' (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a simple, invitingly cadenced retelling beginning, ``Here is Noah with grace in his eyes,/Here are his sons/right by his side,'' Gauch adheres closely to the events described in the Bible, from God's command to Noah to build an ark to his family's planting a garden after the animals have finally left them ``happily alone.'' Green, whose debut in Lauture's Father and Son (1992) was widely praised, draws again on his Gullah heritage for paintings in lustrous saturated colors. Read full book review >

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THE BRICK LAYER by Noah Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Highly formulaic—the Rube Goldberg plot makes Jeffery Deaver's twisty thrillers seem models of realism—but irresistible red meat for connoisseurs of action thrillers."
Pseudonymous Boyd makes a blistering debut with the tale of a disgraced former agent who rescues the FBI from a murderous extortionist. Read full book review >

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AGENT X by Noah Boyd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A three-ring carnival of counter-espionage, game-playing and summary justice whose many beautifully choreographed action sequences will make you forget how obvious its premise is, and how absurd its details."
Those pesky Russian spies are at it again. So is Steve Vail (The Bricklayer, 2010). Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER by Pegi Deitz Shea
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Ultimately, the sheer breadth of Webster's life and achievement just can't be adequately covered in such brisk fashion, making this an intriguing introduction but far from the last word on this innovative thinker. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Bringing history to life for young readers is no easy task. Read full book review >

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CLAIMING NOAH by Amanda Ortlepp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"While the novel handles heavy topics, it does so with a light and compassionate hand."
The questions and ethics surrounding embryo adoption are at the core of Ortlepp's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER by Catherine Reef
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Thorough, well-documented, and smoothly written. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This biography covers the life and times of Noah Webster—whose name has become synonymous with "dictionary"—from his humble farmhouse birth in 1758 to his death, surrounded by loved ones, in 1843. Read full book review >

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Cloning Noah by Cheri Barton Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2015

"A complex novel about cloning that offers a timely, intelligent look at groundbreaking medical technology.
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A biotechnological thriller explores the lives of a man and woman who, with the help of a team of scientists, risk everything to save their child's life. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER'S FIGHTING WORDS by Tracy Nelson Maurer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An attractive volume demonstrating that even words themselves have a story. (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, sources, bibliography, primary sources, more information) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The story of Noah Webster, America's original man of letters. Read full book review >

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OH NO, NOAH! by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The generous font, comfortable size, and familiar story make this a fine addition to a growing list of good choices for new readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hurwitz's (Russell's Secret, 2001, etc.) latest warm slice of family life explores another milestone: moving to a new neighborhood. Read full book review >

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COWBOY BOYD AND MIGHTY CALLIOPE by Lisa Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A ten-gallon hat full of fun, with a heartfelt message to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A cowboy and his rhino (yes, rhino!) defy convention in this fresh and funny tale. Read full book review >

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NOAH MAKES A BOAT by Pippa Goodhart
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Diverting. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Another attempt at the oft-told story of Noah's Ark. Read full book review >