Search Results: "Robert Crowther"


BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT CROWTHER'S POP-UP DINOSAUR ABC by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"From Allosaurus to Zuniceratops, a mix of familiar standbys and new or rare finds with bite-sized facts for confirmed dinomanes. (Informational pop-up book. 6-8)"
Twenty-six dinos rear up, unfold or slide into view in a pop-up prehistoric procession. Read full book review >

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SHIPS by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"With its concluding tableau of a working port, this nifty history will leave young mariners fulfilled. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 6-12)"
The history of seafaring transport, from rafts to supertankers, receives a brief but engaging treatment. Read full book review >

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OPPOSITES by Robert Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though as several of the moving models are stiff or fragile, his latest offering earns low marks for durability. (Toy book. 3-6)"
Only the crocodile, toothily demonstrating OPEN and SHUT, remains from popup veteran Crowther's Most Amazing Hide & Seek Book of Opposites (1985); otherwise, using big, bright, simple collages, he creates a new set of animals and objects that move—often in sudden, toddler-pleasing ways—to demonstrate various contrasting states. Read full book review >

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MY POP-UP SURPRISE ABC by Robert Crowther
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The pictures are bright and alive with bugs, kids, and pets, and readers who enjoy a hunt can track the little robot on every page. (Pop-up. 2-6)"
A tiny robot guides readers through this inventive pop-up alphabet book, by peeking around corners, popping up over pull- tabs, and materializing behind closed doors. Read full book review >

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THE MOST AMAZING NIGHT BOOK by Robert Crowther
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Second, and an old problem at that, for institutional use: The book is not sturdy, and won't hold up to repeat viewings. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A cross between a book and a toy: Readers are invited to lift flaps, pull tabs, and turn wheels and watch windows open and close, trains and airplanes move, movies run, and Ferris wheels spin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"An insightful and entertaining collection."
Noted essayist and critic Crowther (Time, Newsweek, etc.), perhaps better known as novelist Lee Smith's husband, has gathered together over two dozen sparkling essays on all things Southern. Read full book review >

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As the Dust Devils Danced by Jeffrey Crowther
Released: Dec. 3, 2015

"A gimlet-eyed meditation on a troubled country's progress toward political and legal reform."
A diplomat's remembrance of his tenure in war-torn Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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THE SAFFRON KITCHEN by Yasmin Crowther
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Though Crowther builds an evocative portrait of Iran and the painful pull of two cultures, too much of the novel hinges on an overly enigmatic character and her vague longing for the indefinable idea of home."
Crowther's uneven debut, split between London and Iran, traces the journey a mother and daughter make to close the distance between their lives. Read full book review >

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ROBERT OLMSTEAD
by J.W. Bonner

At a time when our country’s past serves a daily story in the news, Robert Olmstead’s latest novel, Savage Country, takes readers back to the 19th-century frontier as well as returning readers to a more traditional type of yarn spinning: equal parts adventure tale, Biblical narrative, and Greek tragedy.

Savage Country depicts a world where justice is often ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SCRITCH SCRATCH SCRAWW PLOP by Kitty Crowther
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A sweet treatment of a common theme. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In this French import, a little frog is afraid of nighttime sounds until his parents help him feel safe. Read full book review >