Search Results: "Robin Joseph"


BOOK REVIEW

COYOTE'S TALE by Ruby Lee
by Ruby Lee, illustrated by Robin Joseph, developed by Skyreader Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2011

"A good-humored version of a traditional tale, sans source note but rounded off with a parent-pleasing page of discussion questions. (iPad folktale app. 6-8)"
A select set of quiet yips, howls and giggles, plus the occasional blink or twitch of a nose, add fetching notes to an abbreviated trickster tale with Latin American antecedents. Read full book review >

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JOSEPH KANON
by Clayton Moore

In an age when America’s intelligence services aren’t always portrayed in the best light, Joseph Kanon’s new novel about the Cold War seems starkly elegant by comparison. In our starred review, Kirkus says of Defectors, “...not since Le Carré’s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one.”

The novel is an intimate ...


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JOSEPH SCAPELLATO
by Richard Z. Santos

Joseph Scapellato isn’t from the west—he grew up in suburban Chicago—but like so many Americans, the mythic west was always nearby.  “My mom was and is an enormous fan of golden age Westerns: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, all those dudes in white hats,” Scapellato says. “I grew up watching those, and she accumulated all these cowboy tchotchkes. I grew ...


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BOOK REVIEW

A CHICKEN FOLLOWED ME HOME! by Robin Page
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A delightful and informative book for families wanting to raise chickens or learn where eggs come from. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In her first foray as solo writer and illustrator, Page, Steve Jenkins' frequent collaborator (and spouse), presents a child-friendly Q-and-A to prepare children for the titular eventuality. Read full book review >

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I USED TO BE THE BABY by Robin Ballard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Though this child is meant to be a model, he seems more patient and helpful than many children would be. (Picture book. 2-6)"
This effort would fall into the "new sibling issues" category, the premise laid out on the first page, "I used to be the baby, but now I am big. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHTWOOD by Robin Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Tamer than the virulent version by Jane Yolen and Charles Mikolaycak (Tam Lin, 1990), this does not include Elaine's pregnancy, instead relying on the artwork to picture her pining away for her love. (Folktale. 7-10)"
In this lush retelling of the Celtic tale of Tam Lin, the daughter of the Earl of March is drawn by music to the forest that has become the home of the dreaded Elfin Queen. Read full book review >

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WHAT WE LEFT BEHIND by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Emotionally astute, with a few gaps. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A relationship between Gretchen, who identifies as a lesbian, and Toni, whose gender identity evolves, suffers growing pains when the two attend college in different cities. Read full book review >

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GAME OF FLAMES by Robin Wasserman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"If readers are going to pick up and stick with the next book, it may need just a bit more soap opera in it. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
This sequel to Project Alpha (2015) is a soap opera in disguise—and more.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DITCHED by Robin Mellom
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"For readers with a funny bone that needs a tingle, this should hit the spot. (Comic romance. 12 & up)"
Zany comedy dominates this romp through the prom night from Hell. Read full book review >

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Released: April 3, 2012

"A page turner—with grace. (map, list of characters) (Historical thriller. 14 & up)"
Fiction and history coalesce in a rich, ripping tale of assassinations, political intrigue and religion in 15th-century Brittany. Read full book review >

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CHALICE by Robin McKinley
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This tale will go down with fans like a spoonful of honey while attracting new readers to McKinley's previous works. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
This may not be Innisfree, but Yeats would recognize the "bee-loud glade" within its pages. Read full book review >