Search Results: "Robin Stevenson"


BOOK REVIEW

FANNY STEVENSON by Alexandra Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Published in a smooth and unobtrusive translation from the French, this book is difficult to put down."
Sprawling over the boundary between biography and fiction, a tale of the passionate adventures of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson (18411918). Read full book review >

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PRIDE by Robin Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 19, 2016

"This attractive work will be welcomed by readers searching for guidance and hope. (glossary, references, resources, index, acknowledgments, author's note) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
LGBTQ culture and rights are covered through the prism of Pride in this timely work. Read full book review >

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UNDER THREAT by Robin Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2016

"Cover aside, a smart, realistic, fast-paced piece of fiction for teens. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Out of the mouths of teens come a most succinct and unabashed argument for reproductive rights. Read full book review >

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LIARS AND FOOLS by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Stevenson adds further layers of interest by incorporating Fiona's British Columbia surroundings, the teen's own love of boating and a look at several belief systems. (Fiction. 10-13)"
It's been a year since Fiona's risk-taker mother died in a boating accident, and everyone is moving on except her. Read full book review >

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RECORD BREAKER by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Perceptive and quite lovely. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
It's 1963, and 12-year-old Jack struggles to cope with his mom's depression after his baby sister's sudden death. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE VELOCITY by Robin Stevenson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A quiet, moving exploration of what it means to be a mother—or a daughter—even when the relationship is unconventional. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Forced to move in with her mother, a sophisticated, successful author who abandoned her at birth, 15-year-old Lou is determined to figure out what led this near stranger to reject her so completely. 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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THE SUMMER WE SAVED THE BEES by Robin Stevenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Although Stevenson leaves the family's future up in the air, she gives Wolf a victory that will resonate with readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Convinced that doom is imminent, Wolf's free-spirit mom uproots the family for a quixotic cross-country consciousness-raising campaign to save the honeybees. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD WITHOUT US by Robin Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 15, 2015

"Dialogue bobbles aside, commendably on topic. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jeremy is trying to talk Melody into jumping off the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Florida at the opening of this look at both what motivates someone to suicide and how people cope with the aftermath of a failed attempt. 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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BOB STEVENSON by Richard Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A romantic comedy with just enough of a philosophical edge."
This slight, sweet novel is haunted—in a good way—by the ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON by Beverly Gherman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Gherman (E.B. White, 1992, etc.) tells a fine tale herself, making Stevenson and his world vivid to readers. (b&w photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
In this work, subtitled ``Teller of Tales,'' readers learn what an incredibly romantic life Stevenson led. Read full book review >