Search Results: "Percy Trezise"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF THE GREAT LAKE by Percy Trezise
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Try pairing this venerable tale with Greene's equally ancient The Legend of the Cranberry (p. 1143). (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
An Australian author who has retold several Aboriginal tales, often in collaboration with Aboriginal author-artist Dick Roughsey, recounts a tale, remembered in Aboriginal oral history, of the huge lake located—before the Ice Age—between what is now Australia and Papua New Guinea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER PERCY by Patrick H. Samway
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Such crucial distinctions make this an essential critical companion to Percy's work, though the respectful tone mutes Percy's darker side—the malevolent irony and wicked satire so integral to his novels. (photos, not seen)"
Samway, who edited Signposts in a Strange Land, Percy's posthumously published essays, successfully triangulates the major forces unifying Percy's life (191690): a complex mix of Catholic faith, existential angst, and scientific method. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERFECTLY PERCY by Paul Schmid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Just right for preschoolers, who will giggle at the gently humorous ending and see a bit of themselves in this utterly charming creature. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What is an adorable porcupine to do when his passion is for balloons? Is he destined for disappointment, or will some careful thinking lead to the perfect solution? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"He barely mentions Walker Percy until well over 200 pages into the book, by which time most nonhistorians are likely to have set it aside."
Wyatt-Brown (History/Univ. of Florida; Southern Honor, not reviewed, etc.) buries a good idea under an avalanche of scholarly detail. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK HEROES by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"Tales that 'lay out your options for painful and interesting ways to die.' And to live. (maps, index) (Mythology. 10-14)"
In a similarly hefty companion to Percy Jackson's Greek Gods (2014), the most voluble of Poseidon's many sons dishes on a dozen more ancient relatives and fellow demigods.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERCY JACKSON'S GREEK GODS by Rick Riordan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"The inevitable go-to for Percy's legions of fans who want the stories behind his stories. (Mythology. 10-14)"
Percy Jackson takes a break from adventuring to serve up the Greek gods like flapjacks at a church breakfast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERCY GETS UPSET by Stuart J. Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Two more solid entries to a useful, if not particularly artful series. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Murphy's I See I Learn series continues with two new titles aimed at teaching kids valuable emotional and social skills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERCY, DOG OF DESTINY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Percy doesn't seem to have much of a destiny beyond chasing his favorite ball, but perhaps that is the point. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A black-and-white dog plays with his canine pals at a dog park, culminating in an encounter with a feisty, ball-stealing squirrel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Ungainly and droll. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A clumsy but charming allegorical tale about determination and perseverance in the face of adversity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 20, 1989

"Stevenson augments the humor of this winning, offbeat tale in his usual deft, witty style."
In a wryly exaggerated fable for budding yuppies, Percy (a beaver) is lucky enough to find a fistful of real gold on a riverbank. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Impiety of Ahasuerus: Percy Shelley's Wandering Jew by Tamara Tinker
Released: Dec. 10, 2009

"A concise, readable introduction to a literary archetype."
An exploration of the figure of the Wandering Jew in Percy Bysshe Shelley's first and last mature poetic works. Read full book review >