Search Results: "Paul Morin"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMAL DREAMING by Paul Morin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Morin's bold paintings reflect Aboriginal rock art, the images of the traditional Dreamtime, and vividly realistic portraits of the boy and his elder. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Within this beautifully illustrated book is the story of the Dreamtime of the Australian Aboriginal people—how the animals of long ago created a world in which they all lived in peace and harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FOX SONG by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

A storyteller known for retellings of Native American tales depicts a child who treasures and finds comfort in the many things her Abenaki great-grandmother taught her before her recent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"For use in conjunction with other, more rooted texts. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This scholarly history provides a starting place for learning about the impact on Native Americans of the arrival of Europeans and other settlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON'S PEARL by Julie Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 1993

"A well-told tale, effectively celebrating the benevolent Chinese dragon and set in splendid format. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In her first US publication, Canadian Lawson draws on Chinese motifs for a gentle tale with the cadence and flavor of folklore. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CROCODILE by Jonathan London
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"For young crocodile enthusiasts or for classroom use, this is a fine introduction to the habitat and habits of American crocodiles. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Through night and day, across a year, Crocodile lays and hatches her young, eats crunchy turtles, and evades predators. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"Like Manya Stojic's Rain (2000), which has a similar setting, or, from Down Under, Katrina Germein's Big Rain Coming (2000), a sense of place is as vividly evoked as the universal relief when the saving rain falls at last. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Morin returns to the East African setting of his powerful Orphan Boy (Tololwa M. Mollel, 1990), pairing large animal images constructed of paint and mixed media with small but clear color photos, to go with London's (Loon Lake, above, etc.) strongly rhythmic text. Read full book review >