Search Results: "Paul Many"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MANY RIDES OF PAUL REVERE by James Cross Giblin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Since the story of Paul Revere and the history of the American Revolution are so entwined, a short, concise volume such as this is a great starting place for young readers. (source notes, bibliography, map, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Known as "the messenger of the Revolution," Revere carried out many rides for the cause: to the seaports near Boston to alert residents that the British might try to unload their tea; to New York and Philadelphia to win support for Boston; to the First Continental Congress; to Lexington and Concord, as memorialized in the Longfellow poem of 1860; and to New England towns urging the raising of an army. Read full book review >

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WALK AWAY HOME by Paul Many
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"452, etc.) strengths in characterization (albeit clichéd at times), strong appeal to male YAs, and humor in the face of life's most trying time—growing up. (Fiction. YA)"
Rising high-school senior Nick Doran walks to the beat of his own drummer—literally—and away from life's problems—in this case, military school orientation, a consequence of accidentally starting a chimney fire. Read full book review >

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THESE ARE THE RULES by Paul Many
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1997

"As he stumbles through summer, Colm changes from being his own worst enemy to assembling some focus and self-esteem; despite some contrived and unnecessary drama near the end, this is a realistic and absorbing novel. (Fiction. 12+)"
Colm, whose parents have recently separated, is forced to spend the summer with his mother and much younger siblings at their lakeside summer cottage. Read full book review >

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PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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MY LIFE, TAKE TWO by Paul Many
Released: May 1, 2000

"Though the wrap-up is a little too neat, Many writes this story with a deft pen, evoking a place where past meets present and longing has a voice. (Fiction. 12+)"
Many (These Are the Rules, 1997) takes a fresh approach to exploring the complexities and pressures that a young adult faces at the crossroads of maturity. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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DAD’S BALD HEAD by Paul Many
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"The marked lack of high drama might make this useful as a help in coping with similar domestic flurries in households with Gen-X parents. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young Pete has to cope with a small but unsettling change in this low-key family story. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT PANCAKE ESCAPE by Paul Many
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A rhythmic, rip-roaring romp. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Our dad is a magician, / who can make a bird go poof, / but the day he cooked us pancakes, / he made an awful goof." Read full book review >

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MANY by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A sobering message presented gloriously. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Writer and zoologist Davies celebrates the "big, beautiful, complicated pattern" that is life on Earth. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >