Search Results: "Robin Skynner"


BOOK REVIEW

LIFE AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT by Robin Skynner
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"Child'' and insisted on heavy editing and strong shaping, this work might have moved beyond self-help mediocrity."
You'd think Monty Python creator Cleese tackling health, happiness, and life after death would make for hilarious reading. 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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The Robin Stories by Heide Koenitzer Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2015

"A novel about a novelist that's short on plot but long on character development."
In Clark's (Monsignor, 2014) latest work of fiction, a college senior defies his parents in his quest to write the next Great American Novel.Read full book review >

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HOW ROBIN SAVED SPRING by Debbie Ouellet
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2009

"But Ceccoli supplies some beautifully Renaissance compositions and a lovely pale palette that modulates beautifully from winter to spring, which compensate pretty well for narrative weaknesses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An original pourquoi tale presents Lady Winter, who's distinctly reluctant to yield to slumbering Sister Spring, and a bevy of animals who work to thwart her. Read full book review >

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ROBIN HOOK, PIRATE HUNTER! by Eric A. Kimmel
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"There's lots of mischief and fun here, but its hero simply can't measure up to its villains. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What do you get when you mix Robin Hood with Peter Pan, and throw in a dash of The Lord of the Flies? Read full book review >

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RED, RED ROBIN by Stephen Gallagher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A satisfyingly twisty suspenser with a truly menacing villain. (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild alternate selections)"
Picking the wrong photo from an escort service's book sends Philadelphia ad exec Ruth Lasseter careening into a nightmare of murder and obsession. Read full book review >

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CAGING THE ROBIN by Tom Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"A sweet song from an uncaged poetic talent."
"Bird" is the word in this superb collection of verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"A sophisticated guide for amateur bird watchers and a door-opener for newbies."
Naturalist Young (co-author: Coyote's Guide to Connecting with Nature, 2008) explains how to understand the language of birds. Read full book review >

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BLACK CAT ROBIN ROLLING ROLLING by Yoshiichi Miyazaki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2013

"Robin is definitely a cat with character, but this minimalist opener is more like a sampler than a developed story. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Translated from a Japanese original, this terse but cozy episode features a bored cat, marbles and other rollable items, then a scary thunderstorm and a pair of comforting arms. Read full book review >