Search Results: "Robert Crum"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A superb photo-essay from newcomer Crum, although the spectacular sound and motion of Native-American dance can't be captured in words. (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
Louis Pierre is a Native-American, nine-year-old boy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"Their families are also presented in a generous light, making this a heartwarming and unexpectedly fascinating book. (further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Birdseyes, subtitling their book ``Kids Talk about Faith,'' offer the religious beliefs and other interests of six students from Corvallis, Oregon, in short, first-person essays, along with Crum's full-color, snapshot-like photographs from the youngsters' daily lives. Read full book review >

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & HORROR READS IN MAY
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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

SPITTING IMAGE by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2003

"Her cover portrait will draw readers; her voice will intrigue them. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Twelve-year-old Jessie can't decide which is worse, having no father or one that's no good. Read full book review >

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HOOFPRINTS by Laura Crum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1996

"A capable mystery whose background, unlike that of Gail's debut (Cutter, 1994), is more James Herriot than Dick Francis— and all the better for the change."
Gail McCarthy's specialty is sick horses, but it's dead people she keeps running into. Read full book review >

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MOONBLIND by Laura Crum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A good idea that never quite generates a suspenseful plot. As it is, Gail uses more energy gestating than investigating."
Yes, it's true: Even people you've known and admired all your life can harbor ugly secrets. Read full book review >

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ROPED by Laura Crum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

Roped ($22.95; Sept. 11; 240 pp.; 0-312-19325-4): Warning for horse-lovers: Equine casualties outnumber the human kind when veterinarian Gail McCarthy, in her fourth case (Roughstock, 1997, etc.), looks into her school friend Lisa Bennett's fears that a series of accidents to horses entered in roping events aren't so accidental. Read full book review >

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SLICKROCK by Laura Crum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"But the gently mounting tension in Crum's fifth (Cutter, 1998, etc.) is just the thing for readers who like their animals more personable than their people."
When you want to get away from the rigors of a Santa Cruz veterinary practice, there's no place like the Sierra Nevadas, where you can relax and unwind, free from the distractions of the latest colicky horse and your suddenly inattentive boyfriend Lonny Peterson. Read full book review >

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HAYBURNER by Laura Crum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 28, 2003

"The best news, however, may be Gail's stated intention to quit straddling that romantic fence for good."
What do the locals do for excitement Friday nights in Harkins Valley? Read full book review >

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CHASING CANS by Laura Crum
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2008

"Crum hints that despite Gail's strong maternal feelings, she may be missing her busy and exciting former life. This easily solved case could be a prelude to more adventures."
A horse doctor on the mommy track can't help getting involved in murder. Read full book review >

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DOZENS OF COUSINS by Shutta Crum
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"An ebullient celebration of family. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Reminiscent of Cynthia Rylant and Stephen Gammell's Caldecott Honor book, The Relatives Came (1993), Crum and Catrow's collaboration delivers a spirited, loving depiction of extended familial bonds. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY FOR OLD MILL FARM by Shutta Crum
ANIMALS
Released: May 21, 2007

"This lighthearted real-estate review rendered in verse text and amusing watercolor and digital-media illustrations eventually unites human and animal buyers in the pastoral perfection of Old Mill Farm. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Two enthusiastic realtors offer different spins on the same dilapidated, but lovely rural property as their clients search for the perfect home. Read full book review >