Search Results: "Randall de Sève"


BOOK REVIEW

MATHILDA AND THE ORANGE BALLOON by Randall de Sève
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"The unflappable Mathilda will tickle and inspire. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Refusing to follow the boring herd mentality of her grazing companions, a visionary little sheep uses her imagination to achieve the impossible. Read full book review >

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PEANUT AND FIFI HAVE A BALL by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"Humorous, realistic and cheerfully free of didacticism. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Playful shapes and deft use of white space illustrate a fresh and funny tale about sharing. Read full book review >

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TOY BOAT by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A must for little sailors. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A boy's toy sailboat slips away for an aquatic adventure to return worn and wiser. Read full book review >

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A FIRE TRUCK NAMED RED by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Staake and de Sève are a perfect match in this intergenerational tale that puts value on experience, memories, and time spent together. An absolute delight. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Rowan receives his grandfather's toy fire truck, he learns to see beauty—and adventure—in the old. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Lavish spreads set against refreshing white space playfully merge the ordinary with the extraordinary, giving readers a fey and enchanting world to peruse—a high-spirited salute to the adage that opposites attract. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The free-spirited Duchess of Whimsy finds little to recommend the staid Earl of Norm, who is pragmatism personified. Read full book review >

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INCOMMUNICADO by Randall Platt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Readers will respond to one girl's determination to do what's right during a dark time. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Paranoia and racial tension ripple through coastal Oregon's Sea Park during the onset of World War II. Read full book review >

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HELLIE JONDOE by Randall Platt
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Irrepressible and irreverent. (Historical fiction. YA)"
New York City in 1918 is a tough place for an orphan girl, and Hellie (born Helena) survives by hanging with her brother Harry's gang, picking pockets and convincing everyone she's a boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEBT by Randall Robinson
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Robinson is not optimistic that his message will be heard, but if the nation is to endure honorably, candid debate must begin on his jeremiad, whether or not cash reparations result."
Robinson (Defending the Spirit, 1998), influential chief of the lobbying group TransAfrica, presents the long overdue bill, on behalf of America's blacks, for centuries of social and economic abuse. Read full book review >

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THE BOY WHO SHOOTS CROWS by Randall Silvis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Slow-moving and oppressively portentous, but Silvis (Disquiet Heart, 2002, etc.) worms his way so deep into Charlotte's weariness and despair that the horrific ending comes as almost a relief."
The disappearance of a 12-year-old boy flushes out all manner of secrets in the sleepy farm town of Belinda, Pa. Read full book review >

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ADA'S RULES by Alice Randall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Well-intentioned and readable, but very broadly drawn and often gratingly rah-rah."
A feisty middle-aged black woman sheds 70 pounds and rekindles the flame with her preacher husband. Read full book review >

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WALKING THE BONES by Randall Silvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2018

"Further evidence, if any was needed, that all the author's heroes are direct descendants of Edgar Allan Poe, whom Silvis' own fictionalizations of (Disquiet Heart, 2002, etc.) successfully dramatized without exorcising."
Will Sgt. Ryan DeMarco, already so traumatized in his first recorded case (Two Days Gone, 2017), ever fully rejoin the human race? Seven dead girls do their best to pull him back in. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"An important study, particularly illuminating about the past 25 years."
Why the wall separating church and state is crumbling. Read full book review >