Search Results: "Robert Van Nutt"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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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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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OUR DREAMING MIND by Robert L. Van de Castle
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"For those eager to explore the land of dreams this is an amiable guide, with lots of leads on how to get more deeply involved; skeptics, however, will not be persuaded. (Book-of-the- Month alternate selection/Quality Paperback main selection)"
Despite its two-column, textbookish format, an unpedantic survey by a self-described ``dreamworker'' of how dreams have been regarded throughout history, with emphasis on the author's own experiences during 30 years of investigation into ``clear- seeing at night.'' The former director of the Sleep and Dream Laboratory at the University of Virginia Medical School, Van de Castle (who will be featured in a Discovery Channel series, ``Dreams,'' in August) argues ardently and articulately that dreams are a proper subject of scientific research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING NICOLE by Amy Ellis Nutt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"A timely, significant examination of the distinction between sexual affinity and sexual identity."
How a politically conservative middle-class family defended their transgender daughter against bigotry and won a groundbreaking legal victory affirming gender identity. Read full book review >

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"A wholesome, often charming example of children's historical fiction."
In this fun historical picture book, three children enjoy a silly story of the U.S. Coast Guard's pet bear. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 1996

"Scores of van Pelt's photos and enhanced plans and blueprints supplement the lengthy notes in this peerless work of documentation and research that sheds new light on this century's darkest address."
Significant new research that examines both the relevant prewar history of Auschwitz and the blueprints of the death camp's daily functions. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"While their prose is sometimes dry, the details the authors uncover and the broad sweep of their narrative make the book an invaluable addition to the literature on the Holocaust."
Comprehensive, well-argued investigation into why more Jews didn't flee Europe during the Holocaust. Read full book review >