Search Results: "Robert T. Barrett"


BOOK REVIEW

OBAMA by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2010

"Weatherford's commemorative 'American Baptism' provides a powerful finale to this undeniably passionate offering. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
This lyrical tribute to the 44th U.S. President describes Barack Obama's diverse childhood experiences and his various mentors and concludes with his successful presidential election. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF FAIRIES by Rose Williams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Booktalk this one—an unusually small typeface may put off children drawn to the subject. (notes) (Folklore. 9-12) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
In her first book, Williams has gathered from around the world eight tales about fairies, those sprites of woodland, field, hill, and stream who have served as guides and mentors to humans regarding questions of proper behavior and natural harmonies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANCIENT GREEK WORLD by Jennifer T. Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

In the wake of Joy Hakim's fabulous A History of US, the publishers are pairing historians and novelists for similarly readable, meaty tours of more ancient cultures. Read full book review >

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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

AN ORDER OF AMELIE, HOLD THE FRIES by Nina Schindler
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Readers know too little about her to either guess or care. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A shallow tale of erstwhile lovers told in letters, notes, e-mail, text messages, and illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Not profoundly revelatory, but the intimate look into the way decisions were made brings Roosevelt very much into human focus. (24 halftones, not seen)"
Intelligent, informed thoughts on FDR's presidency by a close associate: Solicitor General, Attorney General, and finally Supreme Court Justice Jackson (1892-1954). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISHING AT LONG POND by William T. George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"A satisfying environment-conscious idyll, its pleasures enhanced in beautifully observed, exquisitely detailed paintings that draw readers into the heart of the experience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The pond visited in two handsome earlier books (Box Turtle at Long Pond, 1989) is now the site of a perfect day's fishing for Katie and her grandfather, who admire wildflowers without picking them and observe other wildlife like a deer and an osprey before catching a single bass, just enough for dinner. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"An elementary steppingstone, but nothing more. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A very simple overview of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKING CONFLICT WORK by Peter T. Coleman
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful guide to developing capabilities for dealing with many sorts of conflict. Good reading for human resource managers."
A practical guide intended to aid in the alleviation of everyday workplace conflicts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAPTOR RED by Robert T. Bakker
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Science and serious fun blend as Bakker shares his love of dinosaurs: a natural for the next Disney movie. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection)"
A spinster Utahraptor searches for love and meat 120 million years ago: lighthearted but scientifically sound dino-kitsch from noted paleontologist Bakker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2005

"Short, anecdotal material that animal-lovers can dip into with relish."
Buoyant, tenderhearted stories of a rural veterinarian's days and nights on the job. Read full book review >