Search Results: "Reg Theriault"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNMAKING OF THE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS by Reg Theriault
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Circuitous, but all about the importance of work. Theriault understands that what removes us from our labors removes us from our lives."
Scenes from a longshoreman's—and veteran fruit tramp's—life, as told by working stiff Theriault (How to Tell When You're Tired, 1995). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No heavy lifting required."
Professional longshoreman and itinerant fruit picker Theriault punches in with a perspective that has been out of fashion lately: that of the worker who, he demonstrates, is entitled to some respect. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE DO by Reg Cartwright
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"In the end, a boy and girl appear—'We are children and we play'—which is what youngsters will likely want to do, mimicking each animal's movement, while hearing this story read aloud. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In rhyming text, Cartwright describes the movement of several different animals. Read full book review >

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THE LOST LAGOON by Reg Down
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 3, 2010

"Sweet stories to share with children while storms rage outside."
A fierce storm visits a magical farm where fairies, gnomes and mice freely mingle with a few chosen humans. Read full book review >

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REACHING KEET SEEL by Reg Saner
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1998

"Only for readers who like their deserts with a soft edge."
A journey into the homeland of the Pueblo peoples of the Southwestand into the center of the New Age. Read full book review >

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UNCOMMON SENSE by Reg Murphy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 27, 1999

"Griffin Bell has lived a complex life; it deserves a more thoughtful assessment."
Although marketed as a "balanced biography," this effort reads more like an extended piece of promotional material paid for by either the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce or Griffin Bell's law firm for distribution to potential clients. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS, BEASTS, AND FISHES by Anne Carter
POETRY
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"Glossary (19 obscure words); index. (Poetry. 6+)"
Fifty or so poems, grouped as the title suggests and varying in difficulty but generally of high quality, from traditional rhymes and familiar masters (Coleridge, Tennyson) to challenging and intriguing modern works (Sandburg, Philip Larkin). Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST by Stieg Larsson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 27, 2010

"Patented Larsson, meaning fast-paced enough to make those Jason Bourne films seem like Regency dramas."
Lisbeth Salander is in big trouble. Again. Read full book review >

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THE FIREBIRD by Selina Hastings
adapted by Selina Hastings, illustrated by Reg Cartwright
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"A lively addition to folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
This is not the story made familiar by the ballet, but a related tale in which the firebird figures mostly at the outset, when one of its feathers is found by a huntsman who presents it to his king—a tyrant whose response is to send the poor fellow off to fetch the bird, which he is able to do with the advice of his admirable talking horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLLY AND THE PRIVET BIRD by Ann Cartwright
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 1992

"All in all, an appealing fantasy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deciding that her overgrown privet bush is about to take over her garden, Polly snips it into a giant, sweet-looking topiary bird that she rides aloft on an adventure: she rescues a child who has fallen from a boat. Read full book review >

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JUST WHEN WE ARE SAFEST by Reg Gadney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1995

"Gadney remains not only in control of his plot but demonstrates a gift for description: in all, a roller-coaster ride that carries the reader along at breakneck speed."
Intricate but entertaining page-turner about the Brits vs. the IRA, by novelist and nonfiction author Gadney (Cry Hungary!, 1986, etc.). Read full book review >