Search Results: "Robbie Robertson"


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HIAWATHA AND THE PEACEMAKER by Robbie Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Expressive, handsome, and well-documented. (historical note, acknowledgments, author's note) (Picture book/folk tale. 5-10)"
Robertson, widely known for his work in the legendary group The Band, crafts a legend-based tale about the unification of warring tribes into what would become known as the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. Read full book review >

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TESTIMONY by Robbie Robertson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Essential for any devotee of the Band, Dylan, or rock music in the last half of the 20th century."
Nothing forges the bonds of brotherhood like life in a band, especially when it's the Band. Read full book review >

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"A satisfying adventure for young readers, bucking fantasy trends in current Potter-obsessed lit to winning effect. (Fiction. YA)"
Four children bond over multiple mysteries in this historical adventure for preteens. Read full book review >

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Facepainting For Fun and Profit by Suzanne Robbie Hay
Released: Dec. 19, 2006

"A visually stimulating primer with valuable advice on both the practical and creative aspects of professional face painting."
The most evanescent of the decorative arts can be a moneymaker, according to this winsome illustrated how-to manual. Read full book review >

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FIFTY FIFTY by Robbie Clipper Sethi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A genial account of how people's lives cross and combine to create cultures: one of the best multicultural sagas to come along in a long while."
Second-novelist Sethi (The Bride Wore Red, 1996) assembles the portrait of an Indian family from several generations and as many continents as they attempt to maintain some semblance of their identity. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON SNATCHER by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Robertson is a one-note artist, but he plays that note very well, and dragon-lovers will pore over the pictures, at least. (Picture book. 6-9)"
As in his Great Dragon Rescue (2004), Robertson pairs a perfunctory storyline to arresting, dramatically angled paintings featuring big, leathery dragons. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE WORE RED by Robbie Clipper Sethi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"A subtle take on a difficult subject, from a newcomer worthy to join that small, elect band who record the trials and occasional triumphs of love across the culture lines."
Fourteen stories, about half previously published in such journals as The Atlantic Monthly and Mademoiselle, sensitively examine the potentially destructive fracture that—like some cultural San Andreas Fault—haunts relationships between those of differing backgrounds. Read full book review >

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BIG BRAVE BRIAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"This fits well into the pantheon of scary stories for younger children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Big Brave Brian tackles common childhood fears: Something is under the bed or something is in the closet, for example. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON AND THE GRUESOME TWOSOME by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"Recommended for fans of the series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This story begins like the others in the series, including The Egg (2001), The Great Dragon Rescue (2004) and The Dragon Snatcher (2005): An English boy named George sits in his garden, concerned with little more than "his mother's favourite chicken." Read full book review >

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THE MOON IN SWAMPLAND by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Clambering through scenes of soggy, blue-lit hummocks and opaque pools, the web-fingered, razor-toothed swamp-dwellers give this atmospheric rendition a deliciously creepy edge. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Get ready for plenty of shivers, as Robertson retells a tale best known in this country as "The Buried Moon," and illustrates it with eerie, misted swampscapes populated by plenty of green-skinned, Gollum-esque bogles. Read full book review >

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FRANK 'N' STAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appealing both to the eye and the heart, and even though children are unlikely to catch the literary references, their parents will chuckle over them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heartwarming tale of a boy and his robot. Read full book review >