Search Results: "Robin Bridges"


BOOK REVIEW

BRIDGES by Ken Robbins
by Ken Robbins, photographed by Ken Robbins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"An attractive introduction. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9)"
Robbins's unique style of hand-tinting b&w photos, retaining some of their graphic crispness while adding color that is softer and subtler than that of a color photo, serves well for this showcase for 16 types of bridges—from a log over a stream to such varied and complex structures as the Brooklyn Bridge, New Jersey Turnpike, and a vertical lift alternative to a drawbridge. Read full book review >

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BRIDGES by Didier Cornille
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A work of beauty and a conveyance into human ingenuity. (Informational picture book. 6 & up)"
Ten bridges that both changed how we get from here to there and stunned us with their design beauty and engineering cleverness. Read full book review >

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THE UNFAILING LIGHT by Robin Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The simmering tale never quite reaches the boiling point, but fans will nonetheless yearn for the conclusion. (Paranormal romance. 11 & up)"
In the sequel to The Gathering Storm (2012), the tsar forces Katerina to put aside her ambition to attend medical college and return to Smolny Institute for another year of finishing school, immersing her in the dangerous paranormal intrigue of the Russian court. Read full book review >

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DREAMING OF ANTIGONE by Robin Bridges
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 29, 2016

"Though largely plot-driven, Bridges' narrative effectively shows there are no easy remedies to some of society's most troubling ills. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Andria grapples to reconstruct her life following the death of her twin sister, Iris, due to a lethal heroin overdose. Read full book review >

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THE MORNING STAR by Robin Bridges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Recommended for sophisticated readers who enjoy a fully immersive paranormal experience. (Paranormal romance. 11 & up)"
The Katerina Trilogy wraps up with a sometimes-confusing but action-packed climax. Read full book review >

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THE FORM OF THINGS UNKNOWN by Robin Bridges
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Interesting questions about mental health and self-awareness are sacrificed in favor of a too-tidy happily-ever-after ending and poorly realized setting. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Natalie hopes a summer Shakespeare program will offer stability, but instead, her belief in rumors of a theater ghost suggests her schizophrenic delusions may be worsening. Read full book review >

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THE GATHERING STORM by Robin Bridges
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"An atmospheric and complicated vampire tale that's worth the effort of reading it. (Historical fantasy. 11 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Katerina, a descendant of Russian royalty, is threatened with the evil sorcery of vampires in this first of a trilogy. Read full book review >

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NATURAL BRIDGES by Debbie Lynn McCampbell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Altogether, an intelligent celebration of the sometimes conflicting forces of family loyalty and romantic love."
An accomplished debut novel about a family that lives in one of those rural locales where the old are ornery, the middle-aged disappointed, and only the young happy. Read full book review >

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COCK ROBIN by Barbara Cooney
Released: Oct. 1, 1965

"In the 19th century, historians of education say, Cock Robin was acted out by school children."
Who killed Cook Robin? Read full book review >

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LONDON BRIDGES by Jane Stevenson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2001

"An energetic debut that tries to be too many things as it celebrates the varieties of love, solves a crime, and comments on the need for historic preservation in cool Britannia."
Interesting characters, an agreeable setting—contemporary London—and accomplished writing, all are folded together into an overstuffed first novel about a group of men and women who find love and purpose as they save an old garden and capture a greedy lawyer who's taken to crime. Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOD by Margaret Early
adapted by Margaret Early, illustrated by Margaret Early
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Read this copy indoors with velvet gloves on, and save Howard Pyle's classic telling to read outside under the trees. (Picture book/folklore. 10+)"
Early (Sleeping Beauty, 1993, etc.) now adds the tales of Sir Robin to her artistic retellings of classics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"A rigorous and balanced examination of a sadly neglected figure in the American labor movement."
A debut book delivers a searching history of a labor leader's relentless persecution by the U.S. government. Read full book review >