Search Results: "Robin Lane Fox"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A lucid survey of a time that invites all kinds of between-the-lines reading in quest for parallels to our own."
A sweeping history of the ancient Mediterranean. Read full book review >

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AUGUSTINE by Robin Lane Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An erudite and ordered reading of Augustine's Confessions and a worthy addition to any library on early Christianity."
A comprehensive literary biography of the great Christian thinker Augustine (354-430). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2009

"Heady stuff for those with interest in the subject, but so dense that casual history buffs may fall by the wayside."
Intellectual detective work sifts fact from mystery in the stories spread across the ancient world by Greek adventurers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1992

"A decent source book, then, but a total failure as an argument."
Biblical historiography, with an edge, by an Oxford don whose sword is too unwieldy for his prey. Read full book review >

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FOX by Caroline Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"A useful index is included but the book's great strengths are its clear, highly informative text, and Hewett's stunning photos of these beautiful animals in their natural habitat, which, alas, is fast disappearing. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another entry about animals from frequent collaborators (Killer Whale, 1994, etc.), and this one's a gem. Read full book review >

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FOX by Kate Banks
Kirkus Star
by Kate Banks, illustrated by Georg Hallensleben
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2007

"Hallensleben's lush, brushy landscapes of sunny greens and moonlit blues, his coppery, winsome fox pup and Banks's wise, spare lines combine for a package sure to gratify preschoolers and caregivers alike. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The team behind The Great Blue House (2005) bestows yet another treat, this time tracing the maturation of a fox pup from his spring birth to fall, as he leaves his parents. Read full book review >

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FOX by Margaret Wild
by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Ron Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

Ambiguities and rawly expressionistic art turn this tale of friendship and temptation from the creators of Rosie and the Tortoise (1999) into a strongly atmospheric psycho-fable. 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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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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ROBIN HOOD by David Calcutt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Sure to attract new followers for a perennially popular hero. (research and bibliography) (Folklore. 9-13)"
Robbing the rich and punishing the privileged, Robin Hood and his band return in a series of nine episodes gracefully retold and beautifully designed to appeal to modern readers. Read full book review >

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FURTHER LANE by James Brady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 1997

"Chock-full of famous names and nicely nasty asides, but otherwise unsurprising."
Again, the Ad Age columnist and novelist (Designs, 1986, etc.) relies on celebrity cameos rather than a gripping plot, producing a limp whodunit featuring an amiable Hamptons native as detective, a flighty member of British royalty as the love interest, and an ambitious millionairess as the victim. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN'S LANE by John Wainwright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 1992

"An irritating low in this author's wildly uneven production."
Detective-Superintendent Lyle of Rogate-on-Sands (The Man Who Wasn't There, etc.), again to the rescue. Read full book review >