Search Results: "Paul Robert Walker"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"No research surprises, but a skillful and engrossing story of one of the watershed events in Western civilization. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
A convincing account of one of the defining moments in art and history. Read full book review >

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THE SLUGGERS CLUB by Paul Robert Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, the bland, everyone's-a-winner plot is bound to weaken reader response. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A smiley-face sports mystery in which three Little Leaguers band together to find out who's stealing their equipment—and finally catch Nong Den, their own leadoff hitter, using the missing supplies to teach baseball to the younger Cambodians in his run- down neighborhood. Read full book review >

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BIGFOOT AND OTHER LEGENDARY CREATURES by Paul Robert Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"The annotated bibliography, characteristically, mentions none of Daniel Cohen's books. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
A perfunctory introduction to seven ``monsters'' that might or might not be hiding out in some of the world's wilder places: the human-like Bigfoot, Yeti, and Mongolian Almas; Nessie, and Lusca, the giant octopus; the dinosaurian Mokele-Mbembe and the huge winged Kongamato, both of tropical Africa. Read full book review >

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GIANTS! by Paul Robert Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"These well-told stories will please just about everyone: The large format works for story hours, the selection hits some multicultural notes, the interesting variations and source notes aid researchers. (Folklore. 8-12)"
A collection of seven tales, from the familiar (``Jack and the Beanstalk'' from England and ``The Cyclops'' from Greece) to the obscure (``Kana the Stretching Wonder'' from Hawaii and ``The Cannibal's Wonderful Bird'' from South Africa). Read full book review >

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UNNATURAL INSTINCT by Robert W. Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2002

"A one-dimensional thriller with wall-to-wall stereotypes, though the strong, direct prose of Walker's ninth does keep up the pace."
Dr. Jessica Corwin (Bitter Instinct, 2000, etc.) has already tangled with liberal Washington judge Maureen DeCampe, but now, returning from a blissful two-month hiatus with her life partner Richard Sharpe to a new job as medical examiner to the FBI, she has an unenviable task: finding the vanished jurist. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"An inspiring read for those looking for enlightenment beyond the standard questions and answers."
Walker's debut posits that the key to personal enlightenment and happiness lies at the crosshairs of psychology, science and rational thought. Read full book review >

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IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU by Ann Whitford Paul
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Surely adult and child pairs reading this together will find ways to mimic the animals' ways of expressing their love: blowing bubbles and splashing in the tub, a boa-like 'squish-hugging squeeze,' and playful wrestling. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Paul and Walker team up again to present the youngest listeners with an "I love you" book. Read full book review >

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IF ANIMALS KISSED GOOD NIGHT by Ann Whitford Paul
ANIMALS
Released: April 9, 2008

Paul's latest bedtime book proves satisfyingly soporific. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MONKEY SAYS GOODNIGHT by Ann Whitford Paul
ANIMALS
Released: April 7, 2003

"The only drawback is that when listeners reach the end, they'll ask to start again. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Called to bed, Little Monkey won't go until he says good night. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A lively next choice for readers of San Souci's Larger than Life (1991). (Folklore. 9-12)"
A sprightly large-format collection of episodes from the lives of nine tall-tale heroes—Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, and New York City's Big Mose on the mythical side; Gib Morgan, John Darling, Jim Bridger, and other historical figures. Read full book review >

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A SURGEON'S STORY by Robert T. Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"Far more of a human and social portrait than a medical text, this reissue fills the prescription for fascinating reading."
In this revised version of his 1935 autobiography, Morris, the author of 10 nonfiction books (Hopkins Pond and other sketches, 1896, etc.) writes about his career during a transformative age when medicine moved from horror to hospital. Read full book review >