Search Results: "Richard Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 1974

"Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award winner."
In this British tale (with impressive reviews as a juvenile over there) a pioneer group of wild rabbits reenact the rousing Exodus story/myth as the prophet Fiver senses disaster about to strike the home warren. Read full book review >

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THE TYGER VOYAGE by Richard Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1976

"There's not a snag or a hint of strain in Adams' old-style verse and tongue-in-cheek decorum, but we found the whole performance as inconsequential as it is impeccable."
Though their spoofy intent doesn't entirely redeem the stultifying preciosity of Bayley's fussy Victorian interiors and surreal landscapes, the paintings do complement Adams' mock-heroic rhymed tale of the human narrator's "tyger" neighbors, Ezekiel and Raphael Dubb. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 2, 1999

"Hope springs eternal."
Slice it this way, slice it that, there's no escaping the drastic changes in store for the New England fishermen, reports Carey (Raven's Children: An Alaskan Culture at Twilight, 1992) in this nonetheless undespairing book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

An American in Rural Egypt by Richard Adams, Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An affectionate examination of an enthralling world on the banks of the Nile River."
An author recounts his time among Egyptian farmers in this debut anthropological memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2005

"Caviar, it turns out, is not just tasty. In Carey's hands, it's luminous."
Hard to imagine that a story about fish eggs could be "fast-paced," not to mention prophetic. But this piece of environmental journalism is both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 29, 1992

"Engrossing perspectives from a thoroughly engaged observer on Native Americans whose humanity still fits no stereotypical molds. (Maps.)"
A compassionate, elegiac, and unsparing account of a way of life that's being irretrievably lost, if not heedlessly destroyed, in one of the remotest regions of the US. Read full book review >

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“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GOING FOR OYSTERS by Jeanie Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"To include a glossary. (Picture book. 5-10)"
An affectionate picture of Australia's aboriginal people on a traditional outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GARY AND RAY by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-8)"
All the other animals seem to have family or friends with whom to interact, but Gary the gorilla has no one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVE AND VIOLET by Sarah Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting fable for the very young about friendship and diversity. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Violet's best friend Dave has a hard time fitting in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO MISSED THE PARTY by Harold Adams
Released: May 18, 1989

Carl Wilcox—the quasi-reformed ne'er-do-well/sleuth-in-spite-of-himself in Depression-era, Corden, So. Read full book review >