Search Results: "Rachel Coker"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A feel-good story for both heart and soul. (Christian fiction. 12-18)"
Teen author Coker's blend of inspirational romance and historical fiction results in a predictable yet mostly satisfying debut. Read full book review >

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CHASING JUPITER by Rachel Coker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"Christian teen readers may enjoy this average effort by one of their own, in spite of its flaws. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
Scarlett, 16, will need faith to guide her through a series of tribulations. Read full book review >

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APPEARANCE OF EVIL by Carolyn Coker
Released: May 17, 1993

"Sluggish and disappointing after Balmoral."
Upscale San Marino, California, is perfectly safe, of course- -as everyone rushes to assure visiting art-restorer Andrea Perkins (The Balmoral Nude, 1990)—and surely the dead body of the naked alcoholic found on the premises of the Huntington museum was not the work of a resident. Read full book review >

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TATTERSALL by Laurie Coker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2012

"An expansive, ambitious collection of stories that boldly shows Americans at their best and worst."
Coker's (School Daze, 2013) collection of stories meditates on America's history and the men and women who make the country so diverse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE MONSTER AND THE LAST CHOCOLATE by Rachel Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A treat to be savored—and a lesson learned—any time of year. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The surprised recipient of a box of chocolates agonizes over whether to eat the whole box himself or share with his friends. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS A TREE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"A read-aloud, sing-along delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The East African savanna forms the backdrop for this appealing version of a familiar American cumulative song. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL by Rachel Isadora
adapted by Rachel Isadora, illustrated by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Not a first purchase, but useful in comparing renditions to incorporate a multicultural aspect. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your dreads! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"These hands work hard, play joyfully and definitely hold a lot of love. (map, author's note, glossary) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Grandmother Lenia lifts the heavy pestle to pound the rice, and the rhythm of the day's work begins in a tiny Emberá village. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THAT BEAT by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Buy this, put on an Ellington CD, and let the illustrations swing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An unusual attempt to convey the feeling and sound of jazz in pictures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SOUTH AFRICAN NIGHT by Rachel Isadora
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Children will be fascinated by this co-existence—a peaceable kingdom of sorts, with every rotation of the earth. (Picture book. 5-7)"
PLB 0-688-11390-7 South Africa by day is a bustling city with tall buildings, teeming crowds, and busy markets; but at night the animals reign. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MOZART by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The stately wardrobes of the time will amuse children, but they will be awed at the myriad accomplishments of Mozart's short life. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise, anecdotal biography of Mozart's life, emphasizing his youthful years as a child prodigy. Read full book review >