Search Results: "Robert Emmett Ginna"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2003

"This Ireland is a place where both society and solitude can be easily had, where the remains of the ancient past can be communed with, and where the present—from the Troubles to the high-tech—is abating and abiding in proper order."
A good-natured, noodling walk down the length of Ireland, full of agreeable digressions and historical marginalia, from former Little, Brown editor-in-chief Ginna. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2014

"A sternly narrated account that captures the grim, insular nature of the American security state at its most elite levels."
The story of the men and women who swear to lay down their lives for the president. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Like others in this style, this has the potential to begin a loving tradition in any young family. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Father and daughter mice beautifully illustrate the special bond between parent and child in Emmett's latest. Read full book review >

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SHE’LL BE COMING ’ROUND THE MOUNTAIN by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: April 10, 2007

"Yee-Ha! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sing along, dance along and follow the adventures of rootin' tootin' frontier Babe. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE BIGGER by Jonathan Emmett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2004

"Bravo, Sam, and a decided nod to Reynolds's art, too, with its buoyant, serene tomfoolery full of round-mouthed, dot-eyed whimsy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This fun outing has three things going for it: the story, the writing, and the art—a triple threat in the picture-book department. Read full book review >

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WHAT FRIENDS DO BEST by Jonathan Emmett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"A gentle, upbeat fable that should delight very young audiences and the adults who read it to them. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An industrious cat learns valuable lessons about friendship and teamwork. Read full book review >

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BRINGING DOWN THE MOON by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A sweet lesson in not getting what you want, yet getting what you need. (Picture book. 2-5)"
There is no denying the sleep-inducing qualities of Emmett's (Ten Little Monsters, not reviewed) bedtime tale, so tender and delicate it could be the Platonic ideal for gentleness, while Cabban's (Down in the Woods at Sleepy Time, 2000, etc.) illustrations add the softness of a night warmed by moonlight. Read full book review >

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PRINCE RIBBIT by Jonathan Emmett
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An entertaining effort with a disappointing denouement. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three pink-cheeked, white princesses meet a conniving frog in this amusing metafictional parody of "The Frog Prince." Read full book review >

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A CIVIL AFFAIR by David Emmett Martin
Released: Sept. 26, 2012

"A quick tempo doesn't save this problematic political fable."
Economic hardship and political strife spark a second civil war. Read full book review >

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RUBY IN HER OWN TIME by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"This message is not new, yet has a freshness and life all its own. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Reminiscent of a well-known tale, Ruby, the youngest of five ducklings, in her own time, learns what her siblings learn first: hatch, eat, swim, and take wing. Read full book review >

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IN ARMS AND IDLENESS by Emmett E. Slake
Released: Sept. 21, 2012

"An unflinching picaresque of finding love and sanity in a place that was anything but The Land of the Morning Calm. "
Through the eyes of conflicted Americans and war-ravaged locals, Slake's compelling debut novel focuses on the "sordid side of garrison life" in post-WWII Japan and the absurdities in Korea that followed. Read full book review >