Search Results: "Robert Van Nutt"


BOOK REVIEW

A COBTOWN CHRISTMAS by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A generous slice of Americana. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A nostalgic look at an time gone by, this winsome Christmas tale is suffused with warmth and glad tidings. Read full book review >

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SKYROCKETS AND SNICKERDOODLES by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

"Earnest in its silliness, but ho-hum and way too much reading. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The ever-so-slight Cobtown series (The Monster in the Shadows, 2000, etc.) arrives at the Fourth of July, and baseball, without much energy behind it. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTER IN THE SHADOWS by Julia Van Nutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Lengthy text makes this a fun story that works as a read-aloud for younger children and which older children will enjoy reading themselves. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Lucky Hart, ten, lives in the fictional 19th-century town of Cobtown, a village peopled with colorful characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND JANE EYRE by Stewart Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Still, this is a creative approach to biography, certain to encourage readers to take longer looks at Charlotte Brontâ's novels and her life. (chronology, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Ross (Shakespeare and Macbeth, 1994) takes a look at Charlotte Brontâ's life and how it influenced the writing of Jane Eyre, hoping to inspire readers to tackle that novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFT OF A TRAVELER by Wendy Matthews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Van Nutt's illustrations serve as folkloric decorations for a warm and brilliant tale, like a Yuletide fire stoked with memories of lost Christmases. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A bright debut—Matthews shows a rare command of the story-within-a-story format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JUNIOR THUNDER LORD by Laurence Yep
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 20, 1994

"Van Nutt's wild paintings, breathless compositions that bring an alien landscape to life, give a welcome sense of humor to this moral tale. (Folklore/Picture book. All ages)"
A three-year drought is upon the land. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMY’S LIGHT by Robert Nutt
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Sweet, with lovely artwork. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In Nutt's debut, a magical encounter with fireflies helps a young girl overcome her fear of nighttime shadows. Read full book review >

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HAZEL NUTT, ALIEN HUNTER by David Elliott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Not for everyone, but fans of the first will likely be pleased. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hazel Nutt returns for another adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Van Ripplewink by Paul Clayton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2016

"A serious novel with an amusing premise."
Clayton (In the Shape of a Man, 2013, etc.) updates the story of Rip Van Winkle in this social novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN JOHNSON by Ronald L. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A perfectly pleasant double feature."
The Van Johnson Story. Starring . . . Van Johnson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VAN MORRISON by Johnny Rogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sprightly despite its amplitude, a narrative of propulsive drive that is also a reflective, associative piece of social history."
Nearly breath-by-breath biography of the influential Irish musician who has made a dent in rock, blues, folk, country and jazz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VAN by John Ball
Released: March 22, 1989

Ball's final novel (he died last October) is a sorry testament: neither is it one of his popular Virgil Tibbs mysteries (In the Heat of the Night, etc.) nor an addition to his Jack Tallon series, but a lumbering police procedural—loosely based on a real L.A. serial-killer case—saved from amateurism only by tight attention to cop-detail. Read full book review >