Search Results: "Reynold Ducasse"


BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER

"As an essay, informative; as a novel, occasionally entertaining."
An impassioned case against the Haitian folk belief in zombies and voodoo, inspired by a true story. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A solid effort, despite moments of implausibility."
A passable imagining of the eighth-century Byzantium, where intransigent Muslims lurked at the outer gates, and sinister doings within the walls kept things interesting. Read full book review >

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MISOSO by Verna Aardema
adapted by Verna Aardema, illustrated by Reynold Ruffins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 1994

"Read this book once for the stories, twice for the illustrations, and a hundred times just for fun. (Folklore/Stories. 5-10)"

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THE GIFT OF THE CROCODILE by Judy Sierra
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"The story itself follows a familiar track, even to the lost slipper, but the exotic setting, plus several humorous touches, set it apart from the rest of this year's crowd. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-9)"
A reptilian "fairy godmother" provides more than fine clothing for this Indonesian Cinderella. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY MUSIC by Reynold Joseph Paul Junker
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 29, 2005

"A good-natured tale about a lost world that lies over the Brooklyn Bridge."
A candid, personal look at the geography of memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUNNING THE ROAD TO ABC by Denizé Lauture
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 1996

"A book that's worthy, but wanting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A poetic text charts the experiences of six children as they run through the Haitian countryside (``six days each week, forty weeks each year, for seven years of their short lives'') on their way to and from school. Read full book review >

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KOI AND THE KOLA NUTS by Brian Gleeson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Also available with a cassette, narrated by Whoppi Goldberg. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
When Koi gets only a kola tree as his inheritance, he leaves his village to look for one where a chief's son will be treated with more respect. Read full book review >