Search Results: "Robert McGuire"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST BLACK KING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY by Crystal Hubbard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"As a whole, this overview of Winkfield's life as a jockey stands as both a celebration of racing and a snapshot of one determined man. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Indomitable African-American jockey Jimmy Winkfield, known as Wink in horse-racing history, is the subject of Hubbard's dramatic picture-book biography, which explains Winkfield's career struggles as the last African-American to win a Kentucky Derby, in 1902. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ELEPHANT by Sid Fleischman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A likely draw for young fans of elephants and exotic climes. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Punishment becomes reward in this original tale, set in "old Siam" and loosely related to the historical origins of the modern metaphor. Read full book review >

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THE ORANGE BOOK by Richard McGuire
FOOD & COOKING
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Recently chosen for a Gold Medal by the Society of Illustrators, an offbeat counting book to amuse and educate the eye. (Picture book. 3+)"
In authoritatively drawn illustrations that might have been devised as a showcase for the brash, sophisticated style associated with The New Yorker (exemplified on its annually repeated cover), 14 oranges from a single tree go their separate ways—to a lunch room, juggling act, marmalade factory, construction crew, etc.—all providing opportunities to display techniques of representing settings, perspectives, and, especially, classic caricatures, including six students doing a still life. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS BOOK? by Richard McGuire
Released: March 1, 1997

"The illustrations are dandy, with compositions that must be pored over even though they never intertwine with the text; this is a collection of intriguing pictures rather than story carried and complemented by images. (Picture book. 5+)"
McGuire (What Goes Around Comes Around, 1995, etc.) sweeps out his graphic arts playhouse for a scrapbook of conundrums, collages, and shadow plays. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND by Richard McGuire
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Good, simple fun on a grand, global scale. (Picture book. 5- 10)"
McGuire (Night Becomes Day, 1994, etc.) uses retro-style graphic illustrations to tell a circular tale. Read full book review >

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HERE by Richard McGuire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"A gorgeous symphony."
Illustrator McGuire (What's Wrong With This Book, 1997, etc.) once again frames a fixed space across the millennia.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY by Christine McGuire
Released: July 1, 1993

"A sequel is in the works."
California prosecutor McGuire fictionalizes a case of sexual domination reminiscent of her true-crime chronicle The Perfect Victim (1988), this time pitting alter ego Kathryn Mackay, driven Santa Rita assistant D.A., against Lee Russell, ``the Gingerbread Man,'' who kidnaps, abuses, and kills Hispanic women in revenge for his foster- sister's hot-and-cold come-ons to him years before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2012

"McGuire lays a strong foundation for thinking about the impact of global warming on the stability of the Earth's crust."
Volcanoes can affect our climate, but can our rapidly changing climate trigger volcanic eruptions and destabilize the Earth's crust? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VALIANT by Sarah McGuire
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"A charming, satisfying first novel. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this retelling of "The Brave Little Tailor," a young woman comes to the rescue of a city that's besieged by giants. Read full book review >

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NIGHT BECOMES DAY by Richard McGuire
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Unusual and amusing, but don't look too deeply. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-8)"
Day becomes night, actually, in this strange game of word association by McGuire (The Orange Book, 1992). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTHEAST ASIANS by William McGuire
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

A dry but evenhanded summary of the harrowing social and political circumstances in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia that prompted more than a million people to flee overseas introduces an account of the mixed reception they have received in the U.S. McGuire examines how refugees are prepared by government workers and volunteer agencies (``Volags'') for life here and how successful these efforts have been. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED HILL by Jamie McGuire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"By the time the novel lurches to the end, readers may find themselves pulling for the zombies."
Far-fetched coincidences, encounters with reanimated cadavers and a smorgasbord of emotions, including—what else?—love, connect a group of people who flee a zombie apocalypse in McGuire's (Walking Disaster, 2013, etc.) novel. Read full book review >