Search Results: "Robert Budd"


BOOK REVIEW

CLOUDWALKER by Roy Henry Vickers
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2014

"Though the text makes few compromises to readers outside of its culture, the illustrations shine brightly for all. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-12)"
This pourquoi tale from British Columbia's Tahltan nation is greatly enhanced by vibrant, imaginative woodblock prints, one for every page of text. Read full book review >

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PEACE DANCER by Roy Henry Vickers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2016

"A rare variant of a nearly universal myth, with powerfully evocative illustrations. (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
A Tsimshian artist links a flood tale from his village to a frequently performed potlatch dance. Read full book review >

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RUNNING TO PARADISE by Virginia Budd
Released: April 2, 1989

A first novel about the frenetic amours—and losses—in the life of a generally privileged English woman who died in her 80s. Read full book review >

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MOVING PICTURES by Budd Schulberg
Released: Aug. 1, 1981

"Leisurely and ramblingly informative rather than gripping, then: a grand, funny tinsel-town cornucopia bursting with first-hand, second-hand, and third-hand tales."
Father was optimistic B. P. Schulberg—philanderer, compulsive gambler, publicist (he dubbed Pickford "America's Sweetheart"), scenarist, lieutenant to "Uncle Adolph" Zukor, founder of Preferred Pictures, manager of Paramount, discoverer of Clara Bow, archenemy of L. B. Mayer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"Not for readers easily frustrated with wandering thoughts, but a solid introduction to the world of volunteer tourism and a pleasant diversion for those who don't mind a winding road."
A travel memoir, volunteer-style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE WATERFRONT by Malcolm Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"An intriguing episodic account of true crime and survival on New York's outer edges."
A compilation of The New York Sun's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1948-49 series, which uncovered widespread corruption and violence affecting the longshoremen who toiled along the city's crime-ridden waterfront. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
by John DeNardo

Looking for something to read in May? Here's an irresistible selection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that will satisfy your readerly desires. They include stories about an alternate WWII, steampunk airships, the zombie apocalypse, assassins hellbent on revenge, a space-based suicide mission, souls available for rent, and more.

 

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BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE CHICKEN LITTLE by Robert Byrd
retold by Robert Byrd, illustrated by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A handsome, most welcome addition to the now–sadly neglected, too-little–published literature of folk and fairy tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 4-7)"
Byrd retells the familiar tale of folly and trickery, adding some outsize bravery and a happy ending. Read full book review >