Search Results: "Philip Heldrich"


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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A mixed bag, then: some good moments, but mostly unsatisfying."
Lackluster travels in the nation's lower quarter. Read full book review >

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BE AN ACCOMPLICE
by Michelle Martin

In Philip Nel’s newly published monograph Was the Cat in the Hat Black?, he concludes his intriguing analysis of the insidious and steadfast presence of racism in children’s literature historically with a manifesto, a concrete list of “action items” that children’s-literature professionals can do to start to make the genre an inclusive one. Point No. 11 of the manifesto is ...


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VALENTINE AND HIS VIOLIN by Philip Hopman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Delightful whether or not you've ever attempted to play a stringed instrument. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Valentine's violin teacher says he's doing very well, but the effect of his playing on others is dramatic in a different sense. Read full book review >

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ROSIE AND THE NIGHTMARES by Philip Waechter
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Similarly, the seemingly random arrangement of illustration types (full bleed, spot, cropped and more) is redeemed by the constant presence of the small, determined heroine, whose outlook seems rosy indeed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this amusing paean to overcoming monster-sized fears, Rosie wakes shaking from yet another nightmare. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: FORERUNNER TO AMERICAN HORROR
by Andrew Liptak

It’s almost a rite of passage in high school: your English teacher takes out Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic American novel The Scarlet Letter, and you, as a student, have to slog through the antiquated prose and story for several weeks. Friends and family don’t remember the book fondly, but recently, I’ve begun to understand just how critical The Scarlet Letter and ...


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WHERE THE ROCK SPLITS THE SKY by Philip Webb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"For Western aficionados who don't mind alien outlaws in their shoot'em-ups. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
In a bizarre post-apocalyptic future, Megan Bridgwater's world is defined by Western garb, gab and clichés. Read full book review >

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SIX DAYS by Philip Webb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Even if events don't always quite hold together, it's such a racketing good time it doesn't matter. (Science fiction. 9-11)"
In this crackerjack adventure, a pair of Cockney trash-pickers and their spaceman friend seek a MacGuffin in the ruins of post-apocalyptic London. Read full book review >

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FEVER CRUMB by Philip Reeve
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2010

"An essential read for fans and a great entry point for newcomers to the world; here's hoping there's more to come. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"

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INFERNAL DEVICES by Philip Reeve
Released: June 1, 2006

"Brighton's fiery end paves the way for the concluding volume in this extraordinary series, which tests both protagonists and readers to their utmost. (Fiction. 12+)"
Some 16 years after the city of Anchorage, with Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw aboard, found refuge by grounding itself on the shores of North America (Predator's Gold, 2004), its peace is disturbed. Read full book review >