Search Results: "Ralph Helfer"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2005

"Beautifully expresses a simple philosophy so many have trouble following: respect for all living creatures, given and returned."
An object lesson in living peacefully with animals, even a lion. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST ELEPHANT by Ralph Helfer
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"No amount of Lewin's beautiful renderings of the elephant can save this effort. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
A beautifully illustrated boy-and-his-elephant tale is dragged down by clunky storytelling and an overlong, literally incredible text. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"One glorious pachyderm and one cracking story. (b&w photos, not seen)"
The simply astonishing, exhilarating story—complete with high adventure, betrayal, and resurrection—of Modoc, elephant extraordinaire, told by Helfer (The Beauty of the Beasts, 1990). Read full book review >

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LITTLE.COM by Ralph Steadman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"The artist's fans might key in, but most young readers will be left in the dark. (Picture book. 7-9)"
When your computer powers down, the little "dot" is off-duty. You don't think it just sits there, do you? Read full book review >

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RALPH MASIELLO'S ROBOT DRAWING BOOK by Ralph Masiello
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Brainstorming—a book that ought to launch a thousand robots. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Masiello elegantly and joyfully taps into a thankfully enduring artistic tradition: the step-by-step technique that walks readers by hand through the creation of an image on paper. Read full book review >

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WONDER WOMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Still, she stands as proof that there's more to this superhero business than big muscles and testosterone-fueled aggression. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cosentino's third introduction to a costumed superhero for newly independent readers (Superman, 2010, etc.) adequately covers the basics while resolutely placing its subject on the moral and ethical high ground. Read full book review >

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SUPERMAN by Ralph Cosentino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"While it's certainly never too soon to introduce children to the first and still greatest of the modern costumed crime-fighters, he, and they, deserve better than this knockoff. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Cribbing freely from the classic TV show and the 1978 movie as well as episodes from decades of comics, the Man of Steel tersely describes his origins and strongly declares his intention to "fight a never-ending battle for truth and justice." Read full book review >

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HOW TO WRITE YOUR LIFE STORY by Ralph Fletcher
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

Fletcher addresses budding memoirists in his latest writing manual, offering both practical techniques for getting started and general advice about the craft of writing vividly—from constructing a well-paced narrative to communicating a sense of authenticity. Read full book review >

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ULTRA AND MEDITERRANEAN STRATEGY by Ralph Bennett
Released: March 23, 1989

Ultra was the high-grade intelligence made available to Allied forces throughout WW II, thanks to the UK's breaking of the Wehrmacht's Enigma ciphers. Read full book review >