Search Results: "Rao Rohitash"


BOOK REVIEW

CREATURE KEEPERS AND THE HIJACKED HYDRO-HIDE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Steer legendary-monster fans to the Imaginary Veterinary or Cryptid Hunters series for cryptozoological fixes. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Can the Creature Keepers keep the cryptids safe? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CREATURE KEEPERS AND THE SWINDLED SOIL-SOLES by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An appealing if sometimes structurally shaky celebration of the explorer's spirit. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Creature Keepers return to wrangle the mighty Sasquatch (Creature Keepers and the Hijacked Hydro-Hide, 2014). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AEROSTAR AND THE 3 1/2-POINT PLAN OF VENGEANCE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"The farce is frantic to the point of being labored, but there's still plenty of room in the Captain's Underpants for this gang of fellow travelers. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
New threats to their small town, both in the present and the future, again send squabbling frenemies Alex, Herbert and Sammi—aka the intrepid AlienSlayers—through the wormhole in Alex's backyard. Read full book review >

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THE RISE AND FALL OF EL SOLO LIBRE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"More lightweight farce, with a good chance of further sequels. (Science fiction. 7-11)"
The three squabbling young time travelers introduced in Herbert's Wormhole (2009) again save their future hometown from alien invaders. Real ones, this time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERBERT'S WORMHOLE by Peter Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While it's not as funny as it thinks it is, it could function as a next step after Scieszka's series. (Science fiction. 7-11)"
When ten-year-old Alex Filby zaps the last alien in his Alien Slayer 2 game, his parents celebrate—not because he won, but because Alex promised to play outside for the rest of the summer if he finished the game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHAMBERMAID by Saira Rao
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Most people have their own boring jobs to worry about without having to read about someone else's—at least Miranda Priestly was fun."
The devil wears judicial robes in this unoriginal law clerking exposé, penned by a former clerk to an appeals judge. Read full book review >

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THAT’S HOW I SEE THINGS by Sirish Rao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2007

"A richly concise, neatly cerebral little tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An artist's offbeat creativity renders his own brainchildren homeless until he dreams up a solution. Read full book review >

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THE OLD ANIMALS’ FOREST BAND by Sirish Rao
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A highly successful blend of text and illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A delightful adaptation sets the Brothers Grimm's "Bremen Town Musicians" in the Indian countryside. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MOTHER’S SARI by Sandhya Rao
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Nonetheless, readers whose mothers wear saris will find something familiar here and identify with the youngsters pictured, while others may find their interest piqued. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In this simple story, minimal text explains what a sari looks like and describes some of the uses to which a child might put it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAMAYANA by Gitanjali Rao
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"In the rush to digital storytelling, traditional tales are being used as sources, but without creative injections of technology, the medium doesn't enhance the message: Skip it. (iPad storybook. 5-9)"
Has anything been added to the classic Hindu epic of kidnapping, rescue and true love in this latest incarnation? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN HANUMAN’S HANDS by Cheeni Rao
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2009

"Unraveling through alleyways, crack houses and treatment centers, Rao's story provocatively blurs the lines between myth and reality."
Cultures clash as Hindu gods take center stage against a backdrop of modern American drug addiction. Read full book review >