Search Results: "Omar Rayyan"


BOOK REVIEW

WAGGIT AGAIN by Peter Howe
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Waggit's growth in self-understanding is also fully developed and well handled, and the ending will satisfy readers deeply. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this lovely sequel to Waggit's Tale (2008), which introduced the irrepressible former stray, Howe delves deeper into the bond between humans and dogs and explores friendship, loyalty, courage and doing what's right. Read full book review >

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THE RING OF TRUTH by Teresa Bateman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1997

"A cohesive, enchanting book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Bateman's first book is a beautifully layered, consistently sprightly take on the notion that truth is stranger than fiction. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON OF NEVER-WAS by Ann Downer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"Harmless, but not especially gripping. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Downer should have left her likable 12-year-old protagonist alone rather than dragging her through this mediocre sequel. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Fast-paced and suspenseful, this is solid entertainment for the middle-grade reader. (Fiction. 8-12)"
After escaping from their comfortable classroom cage, two rat brothers journey around the world, caught up in a plot to steal a jeweled statue—the fabled Burmese Bandicoot—and to exterminate humankind. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A sequel that can stand alone, this lively adventure will appeal to able middle-grade readers who like to learn as much as Frederick does. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Following beautiful, cinnamon-scented Natasha, adventurous Frederick and his food-loving brother, Ishbu, leave their comfortable classroom cage and travel through Scotland and northern Europe to rescue her father, Professor Ratinsky, from the clutches of the nefarious Big Cheese. Read full book review >

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WAGGIT’S TALE by Peter Howe
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant read for middle graders, dog lovers or otherwise. (glossary) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Howe makes an auspicious children's-book debut in this satisfying novel about an abandoned puppy who finds a family among a pack of stray dogs in Central Park. Read full book review >

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POSSUM SUMMER by Jen K. Blom
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers with a hankering for a modern, Midwest animal tale could do worse. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Eleven-year-old Princess desperately wants a pet, but her father says animals on a farm must earn their keep. Read full book review >

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RAMADAN by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"That's not true of Rayyan's artwork, which is replete with images of the sacred and the profane; it's an eyeful of Islamic motifs, from delicate filigree to miniature panels to a well-lighted mosque that appears to be carved out of the dark. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-10)"
Ghazi, while never stating forthrightly that Allah is the same God Christians and Jews worship, explains Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, with pedantry as the guiding force. Read full book review >

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RIMONAH OF THE FLASHING SWORD by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1995

"The poses of the characters, the arrangements of the groups, the geometric interiors—everything has an eloquence that is completely independent of color. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A North African version of Snow White, with forty thieves in the role of the seven dwarfs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 17, 1968

"True or not, his Rubaiyyat is solid gold."
History is nothing if not perverse. Read full book review >

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The Private Life of General Omar N. Bradley by Jeffrey D. Lavoie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"A rigorous yet accessible look at a misunderstood American hero."
This biography of Gen. Omar N. Bradley, one of Patton's contemporaries, explores his personal life more thoroughly than any attempted before. Read full book review >