Search Results: "Rob D. Walker"


BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A CLOUD by Rob D. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Mahurin catches his dreamy tone perfectly, adding further buoyancy with vivid lighting and dashes of wit. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Falling between Charles G. Shaw's elemental It Looked Like Spilt Milk (1947) and the sophistication of Pat Cummings's C.L.O.U.D.S. (1986) or David Wiesner's Sector 7 (1999), this rhymed reverie considers what clouds might be: cotton candy? Read full book review >

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MAMA SAYS by Rob D. Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Still, cherish this for the sentiment and overall presentation. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Flawed but still impressive, this illustrated collection of brief snippets of advice will particularly appeal to progressive parents eager to foster understanding and compassion in their children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST NUMBERS by Rob Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Designed to prompt discussion, these poorly designed titles will only perplex. (Board book. 2-4)"
This busy board book mixes large numerals, photographs and counting questions to dubious effect. Read full book review >

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ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB&SARA.COM by P.J. Peterson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"The e-mail format may attract plugged-in young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
Sara, a sheltered 16-year-old, becomes involved in an e-mail relationship with "Rob," a disturbed boy who says he's an inmate in a private school for wealthy juvenile offenders. Read full book review >

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FIRST WORDS by Rob Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Bright but small pictures provide many opportunities for vocabulary development when read one-on-one, but don't try to use this in a group setting. (Board book. 1-3)"
A busy addition to the Bright Start Right Start series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROB THE VATICAN by Robert Gallant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2007

"A thriller that delivers real excitement but glosses many gripping plot points."
Politics, romance, and murder descend on the Vatican as a jewel thief works to pull off the biggest heist in history. Read full book review >

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SNOW-WALKER by Catherine Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Delicately written yet unquestionably solid, this supremely satisfying one-volume trilogy combines snow and ice with loyalty, love, trust, and adventure. (Fantasy. 10-15)"
Richly atmospheric Nordic fantasy aswirl with snow and magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER PERCY by Patrick H. Samway
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Such crucial distinctions make this an essential critical companion to Percy's work, though the respectful tone mutes Percy's darker side—the malevolent irony and wicked satire so integral to his novels. (photos, not seen)"
Samway, who edited Signposts in a Strange Land, Percy's posthumously published essays, successfully triangulates the major forces unifying Percy's life (191690): a complex mix of Catholic faith, existential angst, and scientific method. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT WALKER by Nancy Wood
POETRY
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Introductory material about the author and the Taos; title index. (Poetry. 12+)"
A companion to Many Winters (1974), this collection of 40-odd poems (several previously published) and a few prose pieces is also based on the legends, values, and beliefs of the Taos Pueblo Indians and restates many of the same themes: the interconnectedness of the earth and all beings, cycles of death and regeneration, the conflict of material and spiritual values, the strength of women. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >