Search Results: "Robin Neillands"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2004

"For WWII buffs, especially those wanting a rounded view of the Mediterranean Theater—a useful companion to Douglas Porch's Path to Victory (p. 121)."
A spirited biography of one of the most storied units in British military history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 29, 2001

"Well-researched and thoughtfully argued, scholars and afficionados of WWII history and readers interested in the moral philosophy of war will find this compelling reading."
A cogent analysis of the morally complex technological, political, and strategic decisions made by the Allied air forces during the war against Nazi Germany. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2007

"The closing months of WWII, then, from the British point of view—one little known here, and worth knowing about."
A clear-eyed critique, by noted military historian Neillands (Eighth Army, 2004, etc.), of the Allied command and its decisions and indecisions in the last half of 1944. Read full book review >

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TONIGHT AND TOMORROW by Robin Ballard
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 31, 2000

"Gently reassuring, this sympathetic bedtime tale will help young readers keep their own nighttime fears at bay. (Picture book. 4-6)"
As he falls asleep, a small boy considers the various objects in his room and how they fit into his day. Read full book review >

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MY DAY, YOUR DAY by Robin Ballard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"Hear, hear. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ten parents and their preschoolers experience parallel days, from their good-byes in the morning to their hellos in the afternoon. Read full book review >

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BADGER’S NEW HOUSE by Robin Muller
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Lots of charming detail and square footage used as it was meant to be. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mix of common sense and generosity puts everyone in their rightful space. Read full book review >

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TWO IN A POCKET by Robin Ravilious
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"A sweet, old-fashioned story. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Snippet the dormouse falls asleep in a field but wakes in a barn. 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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HEAR by Robin Epstein
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 19, 2015

"A promising premise is scuttled by telling instead of showing. (Paranormal mystery. 14-18)"
Hotheaded Kassandra is drawn into a web of lies and murders during a summer research program for teens with extrasensory perception. Read full book review >

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LIES WE TELL OURSELVES by Robin Talley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"As the young women gain confidence and independence, they arrive at a hopeful ending with a future that's inclusive in more ways than one. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
A coming-of-age story about desegregation that also tackles sexual identity. Read full book review >

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MORTAL HEART by Robin LaFevers
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Although much of this book's gravity and richness is carried forward from the first two, devotees of His Fair Assassin will be gratified to receive this closure, especially on the political front. (Historical fantasy. 14 & up)"
The glorious series about convent-trained assassins concludes, reframing a main character in ways that shift the meaning of the whole series. Read full book review >