Search Results: "Ray East"


BOOK REVIEW

VOLUSPA-A MAGICAL WORLD by Sam D.
Released: June 8, 2012

"In need of a cleaner presentation and denser, more relatable characters."
In this debut YA novel, a young girl travels to a new world and takes part in a fantastical adventure. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAD RUMOR by Jonathan Meres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An exuberant read-aloud that's sure to generate gales of giggles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A dash of Chicken Little combined with a pinch of that classic childhood game Telephone is a recipe for success in this boisterous tale of miscommunication. Read full book review >

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CHICKEN LITTLE by Mara Alperin
adapted by Mara Alperin, illustrated by Nick East
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"No substitutes for more traditional renditions—but not spoiled by the alterations, either. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-7)"
Chicken Little may not be "the brightest chicken in the coop," but he's definitely not the only birdbrain in this version of the classic tale. Read full book review >

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An Unfortunate War by Joe East
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2015

"A tight, absorbing story with the potential for a sequel or two."
When Earth launches an invasion of the colonized planet of Haven, its people form a militia to fight back in East's (Base Camp Freedom, 2012) sci-fi thriller.Read full book review >

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LISTENING TO THE VOICES by Charles East
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1998

"Overall, then: a kind of thumbnail summary of recent trends in American short fiction, and a useful introduction to the Award program—though it's debatable whether a summary volume was needed before the end of the decade."
Each year the University of Georgia publishes two collections of short fiction by new writers, the annual winners of the Flannery O'Connor Award. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY AND THE MONSTER by Sue Mongredien
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Sleepy children will be inspired to invent their own very silly, very unscary creatures before they nod off to dreamland. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sometimes when nightmares keep children awake, no one in the family gets any rest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Not without its flaws—it's the author's debut—but a satisfying, worthwhile portrait of Dogtown's historical wilderness."
New England regional magazine writer East traces the multifaceted history of the 3,600-acre wooded area in Gloucester, Mass., known as Dogtown. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU CATCH A MERMAID? by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Ray's pictures are lush, rich and sparkly, with such lovely touches as Eliza's father's tattoos and Eliza's mismatched socks. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Eliza lives by the sea with her father, a fisherman. Read full book review >

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ADAM AND EVE AND THE GARDEN OF EDEN by Jane Ray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Children who delight in highly detailed illustrations will enjoy searching the lush views of Eden packed full of every sort of creature, right down to the earthworms crawling underground. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
The Christian creation story is retold in simple but lyrical prose in this exquisitely illustrated interpretation full of swirling primeval ferns and stylized trees highlighted with touches of gold. Read full book review >

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THE ELEPHANT'S GARDEN by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Readers who can get over the story's peculiar device will find a fine tale about the importance of keeping secrets and the dangers of greed. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Who or what is eating the best fruits in Jasmine's garden? Read full book review >