Search Results: "Ray Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

BEFORE THE LAST ALL CLEAR by Ray Evans
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2009

"A beautiful memoir of WWII as seen through the eyes of a child."
A touching memoir of a child's experience as a World War II evacuee in England. Read full book review >

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TYRANNOSAURUS RALPH by Nate Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Readers in search of unalloyed wish fulfillment thickly layered with melodramatic posturing and gore-free, comics-style violence need look no further. (Graphic fantasy/science fiction. 10-12)"
A bullying victim saves Earth after his brain is transferred into the body of a T. Rex. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An engaging personal account of the nature and inner struggle of nonviolence."
A mother's debut memoir focuses on her son and the practice of nonviolence. Read full book review >

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THE T.F. LETTERS by Karen Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Readers in the know will appreciate the creative adult-child communication and picture Alex's parents grappling to smooth her adjustment; others will settle for believing, as Alex does, in magic. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Suddenly, Alex Vandershoot is going through a lot of changes, losing her first tooth, and facing her family's move to California from Texas. Read full book review >

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THE APPLE-PIP PRINCESS by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Ray's trademark illustrations of vibrant scenes and delicate details enliven this satisfying, original fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Since the queen's death, the heart has gone out of the kingdom. Read full book review >

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THE ELEVATOR FAMILY by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"A wacky, warm-hearted tale. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An endearingly eccentric family settles into the elevator and hearts of the patrons and employees at the San Francisco Hotel in this over-the-top tale from Evans. Read full book review >

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SO WHAT DO YOU DO? by Douglas Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 1997

"Still, there are several characters and subplots undeveloped, and in Charlie's example is a potentially dangerous course of action. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Two sixth graders find their third-grade teacher living in a cardboard box in the park and give him a fresh start in this contrived, misguided tale from Evans (The Classroom at the End of the Hall, 1995). Read full book review >

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SICK AS A PARROT by Liz Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Just when you think you've solved it, Evans throws another twist into this clever puzzle."
A neurotic parrot and a homeless ex-colleague distract private eye Grace Smith (Don't Mess with Mrs. In-Between, not reviewed, etc.) from her latest case: the decades-old murder of a teacher by her favorite student. Read full book review >