Search Results: "Robert Heidbreder"


BOOK REVIEW

LICKETY-SPLIT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp2003. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In what must have been a challenge to illustrate, Petricic turns out a series of scenarios for a text that consists entirely of the title and 28 variations, from "Klickety-Klank" to "Zippety-Zoom." Read full book review >

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BLACK AND BITTERN WAS NIGHT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This Dylan Thomas-Dr. Seuss-Lewis Carroll love child has the power to enrapture, with lots of practice. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Halloween night brings an epic battle between hordes of "SKUL-A-MUG-MUGS" (skeletons) and the "tyke-tots" (children) who want to go out trick-or-treating. Read full book review >

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CROCS AT WORK by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2015

"An entirely nonserious, delightfully welcome look at the world of work. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Count on crocodiles to put distinctive spins on a range of occupations. Read full book review >

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SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Populated by pink, gold, and brown children, the story is a sweet evocation of the pleasures of nighttime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rhyming ode to the sights and sounds of a summer night. Read full book review >

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NOISY POEMS FOR A BUSY DAY by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While in no way pushing the creative envelope, this light-verse picture book still has much to offer pre-readers looking for affirmation of what constitutes a full day of fun. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Thirty poetic firecrackers chronicle a young child's day. Read full book review >

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A SEA-WISHING DAY by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Denton's gouache illustrations are similarly pitch-perfect, fun and funny without descending into camp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative boy and his dog Skipper take an impromptu voyage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT BROWNING by Pamela Neville-Sington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"Close readings of Browning's work done with a deft, light hand."
Husband of the more famous Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett emerges his own man in the 30 years after her death in this sprightly life by British biographer Neville-Sington (Fanny Trollope, 1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 1990

"Gripping."
The bright bolt of Robert Graves's thralldom to The White Goddess in the figure of Laura Riding—a long, rich, butchering madness; middle volume in Richard Graves's life of his uncle Robert, begun with Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 (1987). Read full book review >

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ROBERT ALTMAN by Patrick McGilligan
Released: May 10, 1989

Jumbo, sympathetic trek through the incredibly productive life of hard-drinking, maverick, anticommercial film director Robert Altman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT KENNEDY by Evan Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"A compelling re-telling of one of the saddest and most intriguing life stories in American politics."
Newsweek assistant managing editor Thomas (The Very Best Men, 1995, etc.) enlivens his engrossing RFK biography with fresh interviews and the use of previously restricted sources. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERT FROST by Jay Parini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Parini's life magnificently details how Frost, through fortitude and lifelong dedication to craft, sought to heed his own advice to be whole again beyond confusion. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Parini, a poet (House of Days, 1998), biographer (John Steinbeck, 1995), and novelist (Benjamin's Crossing, 1998), delivers a sensitive life of Frost that highlights the poet's struggle to find light and stability in an existence filled with darkness and chaos. Read full book review >