Search Results: "Ray Huling"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2012

"A thoughtful examination of the implications of sustainability."
In an in-depth study of the Rhode Island shellfishing community where he was raised, a journalist celebrates the lives of his father and grandfather and probes the nature of sustainability. Read full book review >

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PUSS IN COWBOY BOOTS by Jan Huling
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"And the illustrator is definitely a talent to watch. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A husband-and-wife team reconfigures a classic with a hefty dose of Texas twang and the lankiest cowpokes in history. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE FEATHER GIRL by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Magically uplifting and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In an unknown country and time, an orphaned boy named Ahmed must work as a helper in mean Madame Saleem's traveling circus. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF THE CREATION by Jane Ray
NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Also available in Spanish (with the biblical text from Ediciones Paulinas, 1974). (Bible/Picture book. 3+)"
An illustrator whose elegantly beautiful The Story of Christmas was a 1991 ALA Notable Book brings the same striking blend of folk motifs and Middle Eastern references to a handsome rendition of the King James version of the Creation. Read full book review >

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CACTUS SOUP by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A good choice for those seeking variants of Stone Soup, or books with Mexican themes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Kimmel serves up the familiar Stone Soup story with a Mexican flavor in this retelling set in northern Mexico during the time of the Mexican Revolution. Read full book review >

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FINDING FORTUNE by Delia Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Like its protagonist, full of heart. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Ren (short for Renata) spends her summer after sixth grade in a long-abandoned town near her Midwest home not far from the Mississippi River. Read full book review >

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BODY SLAMMED! by Ray Villareal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2012

"More about teachable moments than suplexes and drop kicks. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A San Antonio teenager hooks up with a fast-living pro wrestler and discovers the downside of hanging out with risky companions in this sequel to My Father, the Angel of Death (2006). Read full book review >

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WHO’S BURIED IN THE GARDEN? by Ray Villareal
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"This story of three Latino boys with Stephen King-ish imaginations ought to find a wide audience. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Seventh grader Joshua Ramirez knows he shouldn't believe Artie Mendoza's story: Mrs. Foley surely didn't murder her husband and bury him in her flower garden. Read full book review >

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GHOST GIRL by Delia Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Ray's loving attention to setting, character, and detail makes this debut special, a quiet and subtle evocation of a time and a place based on real events and a real teacher. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Eleven-year-old April Sloane lives an isolated life on Doubletop Mountain in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, so she doesn't believe it when her friend Dewey Jessup claims to have met President Hoover at his new summer place down the mountain. Read full book review >