Search Results: "Peter Roop"


BOOK REVIEW

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM by Connie Roop
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Flashy but ultimately poorly conceived. (Informational board book. 3-5)"
An inventively designed board book introduces the solar system to the youngest learners. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Excellent for research or for browsing. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Before pioneers cut roads through wildernesses, rivers carried people across the continent. Read full book review >

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EXTREME SURVIVORS by Connie Roop
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Just the ticket to spark or nurture early interest in the wonders of the natural world. (Informational early reader. 5-7)"
"Extreme" gets a broad definition (ticks?), but the first-rate photographs and easy-to-read commentary in this survey of animals adapted to harsh habitats will win over budding naturalists. Read full book review >

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PETER by Kate Walker
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"David, a wiser head, comfortable with his preference, one who can offer physical affection without sexual overtones; and, in Peter, a realistically distressed teenager who is finally able to muster enough perspective to weather his crisis. (Fiction. YA)"
When he finds himself attracted to his older brother's gay friend David, Peter is plunged into the kind of sexual uncertainty many young men feel. Read full book review >

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ONE EARTH, A MULTITUDE OF CREATURES by Peter Roop
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Appreciative but unsentimental, a realistic glimpse of nature at work. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Set in the Pacific Northwest, 14 double-spread vignettes of woodland, meadow, and sea. Read full book review >

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AHYOKA AND THE TALKING LEAVES by Peter Roop
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 15, 1992

"Appealing b&w watercolors; bibliography. (Fiction. 6+)"
Ahyoka—daughter of Sequoyah, inventor of the Cherokee alphabet—is credited with ``enter[ing] into the genius of his labors.'' Adapting and filling out the historical record, the Roops depict their determination to find a way for Cherokees to read and write like whites, despite the antagonism of their family and tribe. Read full book review >

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TAKE COMMAND, CAPTAIN FARRAGUT! by Peter Roop
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2002

"An unusual presentation that could spark interest in this exceptional young man. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
At age ten, David Glasgow Farragut became the youngest midshipman ever assigned to a warship in the United States Navy. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"A good read with an interesting historical background. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A child's experience on a whaling ship in 1851 is brought to life in this fictional account based on two real whaling families' journals and diaries. Read full book review >

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PILGRIM VOICES by Connie Roop
HISTORY
Released: Nov. 6, 1995

"Still, invaluable for those eager for textual authenticity and ready to go beyond Marcia Sewall's The Pilgrims of Plimoth (1986) and Joan Anderson's The First Thanksgiving Feast (1984). (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The Roops (I, Columbus, 1990, etc.), skillfully adapting primary sources, fill a gap left when E. Brook Smith and Robert Meredith's Pilgrim Courage (1962) went out of print. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"List of secondary sources. (Autobiography. 10-14)"
Explaining that ``Our selections, with minor editing, come from Maria Audubon (1986), Audubon and His Journals,'' the Roops choose passages that outline Audubon's life, work, and thought, effectively evoking a man for whom painting birds was ``almost a mania,'' who ``would even give up doing a head, the profits of which would have supplied our wants for a week, to represent a citizen of the feathered tribe,'' and who wondered prophetically about imminent effects of ``the surplus population of Europe coming to assist in the destruction of the forest.'' The book is attractively furnished with excellent reproductions (titled but not dated); Farley's rather stolid paintings suffer by comparison, ironically underlining Audubon's skill. Read full book review >

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PETER JENNINGS by Kate Darnton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Evocative glimpses of a sorely missed class act."
A warm tribute to the Canadian high-school dropout who anchored ABC's World News Tonight for 22 years. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1971

"And a serious piece by Carolyn Heilbrun from The American Scholar attesting to the 'enduring' grace of Lord Peter."
A fond recapitulation of the contribution of Dorothy Sayers by James Sandoe who edited this collection running to 430 pages and ending with a parody Codetta by E. C. Bentley. Read full book review >