Search Results: "Robert Marshall"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Unrelenting and powerful: a notable addition to the crowded field of Holocaust studies. (Eight page photo insert—not seen.)"
A stirring tale of survival against overwhelming odds, based on oral and written testimony and recounted with novelistic intensity by documentary filmmaker Marshall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HAUNTED MAJOR by Robert Marshall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 1999

"A most enjoyable rediscovery in the 'sporting' tradition that extends back to the pre-Dickensian Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities."
This 1902 novel by a little-known Scots writer (1863—1910) makes a first US appearance in a new edition garnished with the lively original illustrations (by artist Harry Furniss) and an appreciative send-off by John Updike, who in his introduction calls it "a curious amalgam of religious history, Edwardian foppery, and golfing madness." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOUNTAINS OF MY LIFE by Walter Bonatti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 9, 2001

"Ably translated and edited by Australian climber Marshall, this will be of great interest to mountaineering buffs, and to armchair adventurers generally."
Well-made compendium of adventures—and misadventures—on some of the world's highest peaks. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

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

A HONEY OF A DAY by Janet Marshall
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2000

"A clever idea, but one that is unsuccessfully executed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A host of wild animals attends the wedding of two bears set among the abundant wildflowers that have inspired this story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BANANA MOON by Janet Marshall
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"The pages of the book are thick and coated, making them durable and easy for small fingers to turn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Marshall (Look Once, Look Twice, 1995, etc.) uses die-cut illustrations as a tease, for objects glimpsed on the other side of a hole are not what they appear: Candy canes turn out to be the sails of sailboats, and salt-water taffy is transformed into the whorls of a turtle's shell. Read full book review >

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LOOK ONCE, LOOK TWICE by Janet Marshall
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 1995

"But the guessing game is fun, and may encourage children to look more closely at patterns in everyday life. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The bold colors, sharp graphics, and pure design of this alphabet book will nab children's attention initially, but the ideas beyond that first look may confuse even older readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES MARSHALL'S MOTHER GOOSE by James Marshall
POETRY
Released: Sept. 28, 1979

"When Marshall is good he's pretty funny, and when he's bad he's not horrid, merely flat."
You'll skip right through this Mother Goose—partly because Marshall's selections are consistently bouncy and light, but partly because his goofy, one-note pictures don't often invite poring over. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BOOK OF HAPPY by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A good choice for young listeners not quite ready for plot but willing to spend time with an adult engaging in conversation about ideas. (Board book. 2-4)"
As the title promises, a board book big enough to use at toddler storytimes as well as in a lap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY TURN TO LEARN NUMBERS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"The deceptively simple and visually appealing My Turn to Learn series is a great tool for introducing basic concepts to the littlest readers. (Board book. 0-3)"
This simple counting book starring a sweet brown bear is perfect for little hands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CAT WHO INVENTED BEBOP by Marshall Arisman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Arisman crafts a nuanced story depicting (literally and figuratively) a sax-playing, Delta-born cat named Stringbean McCoy. Read full book review >

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THE CUT-UPS CRACK UP by James Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Kids may not be aware of just how deft and economical Marshall's plotting is here, but they sure to be delighted with the lively events and wryly comical illustrations in this fifth in a popular series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Irrepressible "cut-ups" Spud and Joe abandon their game of car crash to try to get a video of themselves in old enemy Principal Lamar J. Spurgle's new red convertible. Read full book review >