Search Results: "Paul B. Tripp"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A powerful testament to the importance of self-acceptance and perseverance."
A remarkable journey of self-discovery and survival, as the author navigates a perfect storm of homosexuality, religion and military service. Read full book review >

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TUBBY THE TUBA by Paul Tripp
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

In this schmaltzy but satisfying 1940s tale, a tuba that wants to play melodies rather than just oompah-ing along in the background finds unlikely inspiration. Read full book review >

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MEET JOSEFINA by Valerie Tripp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Tripp writes in an undemanding style, with a less dynamic heroine, and a more predictable plot than other titles in the series; still, a familiar format and readers' brand loyalty mean this book will find a ready and eager audience. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The new American Girl on the block is Josefina Montoya, a Mexican girl living on a rancho near Santa Fe in 1824. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE-TELLER by Paul B. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"A predictable but not entirely earnest chase, with a page count that may draw readers wearied or intimidated by the ongoing flood of doorstopper epics. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
An evil wizard bent on seizing the clockwork head that holds the secret to all the world's magic takes up the chase again in this middle volume. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Moving and brutal, a poetic remembrance of a tragedy too vast to forget. (Poetry. 14 & up)"
A harrowing poetic evocation of the infamous concentration camp. Read full book review >

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THE DARK GAME by Paul B. Janeczko
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Still, it's a wealth of information in an engaging package that should find an enthusiastic audience, particularly among middle schoolers. (source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
In this follow-up to Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing (2004), Janeczko delves further into clandestine matters with an entertaining collection of spy stories that span from the American Revolution through the Cold War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teachers and librarians will love this, too—as a classroom tool and as a way of explaining the art of poetry lucidly. (notes on contributors with thumbnail photos, index of first lines, acknowledgements) (Poetry. 10-15)"
For a class, or to work up enthusiasm about writing—and not just poetry—one could hardly do better for young people than this fresh and inviting collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"First-rate, mature poetry for serious readers. (index, not seen) (Poetry. 12+)"
The latest collection from Janeczko (Stardust otel, 1993, etc.) is an exploration of place as the arena for human lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAYERS OF TIME by Paul B. Henze
NON-FICTION
Released: July 6, 2000

"Though it suffers at times from more information than insights, this is a timely study of a country still much in the news."
A comprehensive history of Ethiopia, from a diplomat and former staffer at the National Security Council, that is particularly instructive in covering the last 20 years. Read full book review >