Search Results: "Richard Uhlig"


BOOK REVIEW

LAST DANCE AT THE FROSTY QUEEN by Richard Uhlig
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"Though there are no serious flaws, reaching the end of the tale feels much like an escape as well. (Fiction. YA)"
In the mire of small-town life, one young man struggles against an apathetic family and conniving girlfriend to escape. Read full book review >

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THE REMSKY PORTRAIT by Richard Uhlig
Released: July 16, 2012

"A clever heist caper and chase thriller that cunningly avoids happy coincidences."
In Uhlig's international art thriller, a high-tech, digital portrait is special enough to die for. Read full book review >

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BOY MINUS GIRL by Richard Uhlig
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"For a subtler, smarter and less clichéd portrayal of the teenage-male psyche, opt for the works of Chris Crutcher, John Green or Randy Powell. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
This 1980's male coming-of-age narrative tries too hard to be funny. Read full book review >

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Mystery At Snake River Bridge by Richard Uhlig
Released: May 21, 2013

"A fast-moving YA mystery novel."
The death of a small-town minister's wife leads a teenage photojournalist on a fateful searchfor truth in Uhlig's (Last Dance at the Frosty Queen, 2008, etc.) new YA novel based on a real-life murder case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RACE TO DAKAR by Charley Boorman
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Gets off to a fast start, but flags before the finish line."
A struggling actor enters one of the most dangerous motorcycle races in the world and kicks up a lot of dust. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE CAT by Stephane Frattini
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Contains an index of questions and page numbers on which to look for answers. (Nonfiction. 3-7)"
In this very simple title that aims briefly to explore the behavior, training, and proper care of indoor and outdoor cats, the photographs are the real selling feature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALLY-SAURUS & THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Ally is an empathetic guide for young children facing their own first days, no matter what or who they imagine themselves to be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl with a dino-sized imagination joins, and learns to get along with, other kids with their own particular styles on the first day of school. Read full book review >

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MOE IS BEST by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"This lighthearted take on youthful determination and the value of continued effort successfully avoids undue complexity, allowing both message and story to reach their emergent-reader audience. (Early reader. 4-6)"
Veteran Torrey joins the stable of author-illustrators contributing to the I Like to Read picture-book series, crafting a family tale of persistence and confidence that serves as a timely lesson in a text explicitly aimed at the youngest budding readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BASEBALL STORY by Richard Torrey
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An innocent, sweet and charming introduction to the national pastime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Coach Mike says that baseball players always need to be ready, and Jordan is all set for the first game of the season. Read full book review >

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THE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BIG DINOSAUR by Richard Byrne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A toothy, toothsome tale—if stronger on wish-fulfillment than feasible bully-fooling. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this pointed prehistoric episode, little Jackson, derisively dubbed a "tinysaur," defends a jar of jelly beans from a dino-bully. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SILK by Richard Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A pleasingly engaging look at the subject. (silk facts, glossary) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Crisp, bright photographs and a simple, personal narrative create a remarkably informative look at the process of silk production in a Thai village. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Part of Sobol's Traveling Photographer series, this useful introduction to a famous tourist destination has unexpected child appeal. (facts, glossary, unlabeled world map) (Nonfiction. 8-11) "
A photographer explores the ancient Cambodian temple and modern Siem Reap looking for odd angles, surprises and reflections of today's world in the ancient carvings. Read full book review >