Search Results: "Rex Barron"


BOOK REVIEW

SHOWDOWN AT THE FOOD PYRAMID by Rex Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"A bit pedantic, but useful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Once there was a happy and strong food pyramid that worked hard to show people what to eat each day." Read full book review >

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EGGBERT by Tom Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 2, 1994

Capped with a cheery beret, Eggbert amuses the denizens of the fridge with his paintings; but when his cracks are noticed, he is evicted (``Eggs with cracked shells were not allowed to stay''), with sad good-byes from the other eggs and glares from the veggies. Read full book review >

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IRMA by Tom Ross
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Ross and Barron (Eggbert, 1994) suggest that dreams don't come easy, but Irma's flight is a high-concept, one- joke idea, less a picture book than a series of static paintings for a story that never gets off the ground. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Irma has a dream. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Notable for its window into the thoughts and feelings of an autistic child—and for its gratifyingly happy ending."
An unusual point/counterpoint journal by a mother and her son, chronicling the painful years the son suffered from autism and his remarkable recovery. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF MERLIN by T.A. Barron
Released: March 24, 2015

"Words to live by, trite and larded with sentiment though they be in this particular iteration. (Inspiration. 17 & up)"
A small volume of homilies, spun from a 2013 speech and perfect for a graduate's gift (should pots of money not be an option). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

Environmentalist, author of several epic-length fantasies, and founder of an award for heroic young people, Barron invites readers to hike with an international company of heroes drawn from history, literature, and contemporary news reports. Read full book review >

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TREE GIRL by T.A. Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Forsooth. (Fiction 8-11)"
In this short fantasy novel, nine-year-old Rowanna, who lives in an isolated cottage with an old fisherman she calls Master, longs to learn more about her mother. Read full book review >

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DR. BONES911! by Philip Barron
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2014

"An accessible, eye-opening guidebook to the benefits of chiropractic therapy."
A comprehensive look at the effectiveness of chiropractic care in dealing with a wide array of health problems. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, DADDY! by Michael  Rex
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Rex effectively captures a preschool imagination, and his blocky illustrations, drawn in pencil and colored using Photoshop, are full of little jokes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bedtime conversation morphs into an Indiana Jones-type adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Who cares? (map, history of Avalon) (Fantasy. 10+)"
When they're written well, classic fantasy motifs give a story richness, archetypal depth, and solid scaffolding—but badly done, they cause only wincing. Read full book review >

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JANE AND THE BARQUE OF FRAILTY by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Charming, literate and unequaled in its dissection of Regency-era social injustices, with an emphasis on the avenues to solvency and independence available to ruined women (those barques)."
Jane Austen outthinks a Bow Street runner to solve an 1811 murder. Read full book review >

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JANE AND THE WANDERING EYE by Stephanie Barron
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Barron's re-creation of the speech, manner, and innermost feelings of her heroine is uncannily on target, but the byzantine plotting and huge canvas of characters—some pedestrian, some intriguing—will be best appreciated by patient Austen aficionados."
Third in a series adopting the era, voice, and persona of Jane Austen (Jane and the Man of the Cloth, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >