Search Results: "Robyn Eversole"


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RED BERRY WOOL by Robyn Eversole
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Funny, touching, and evocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple, sweet story about care, friendship, and literal-mindedness. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"This primer on friendship wrapped in hijinks is paced for maximum pleasure. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In this variant of "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse," two dragons learn to appreciate each other's talents and milieus. Read full book review >

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FLOOD FISH by Robyn Eversole
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The oil paintings, with the texture of the canvas still visible, feature broad swaths of intense color: aquamarine in swimming scenes, the violet gray of a rainy day, and the brilliant red earth of the outback. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When it rains in the arid Australian outback a river that has been dry fills up with water, and with fish. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC HOUSE by Robyn Harbert Eversole
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A story with real substance and appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A book about the power of the imagination marks excellent debuts for both author and illustrator. Read full book review >

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THE FLUTE PLAYER/LA FLAUTISTA by Robyn Eversole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As notes warble forth, his idiosyncratic shapes venture across skewed landscapes in vivid accompaniment to the words. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The slippery, undefinable beauty of the experience of listening to music is captured in this pleasant tale that bobs along like birdsong. Read full book review >

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LADY ROBYN by R. Garcia y Robertson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Good, clean entertainment, with plenty of period detail and a healthy dose of modern irony."
Garcia y Robertson's latest historical (after Knight Errant, 2001, etc.), this set in 1460s England during the War of the Roses. Read full book review >

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THE ANCHORESS by Robyn Cadwallader
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2015

"Sympathetic, fully realized characters and good use of period details make this a winning work of historical fiction."
Quiet, assured debut novel set in medieval England, concerning a young woman's entry into the religious life—one as tumultuous as anything on the outside. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE DARK by Robyn Bavati
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"A balletic variation on the familiar story of teen rebellion. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Love of ballet clashes with the strict religious beliefs of a young teen's family. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2008

"A colorful, occasionally shocking fish-out-of-water memoir."
Vigorous recollections of a youth spent among "profoundly fringy" adults "in the middle of nowhere." Read full book review >

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BETTER THAN YESTERDAY by Robyn Schneider
FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Young readers should find it entertaining and satisfying. (Fiction. YA)"
Two prep-school friends cope with changes and difficulties as they attend summer session before their senior year. Read full book review >

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DESERT PLACES by Robyn Davidson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Davidson's conventional attempts to generalize about an abstraction called India are much less interesting than her well-told encounters with fascinating, lovable, resourceful people. (16 pages color photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
An Australian woman spends several harrowing months with desert nomads in the Indian desert, witnessing one of that land's last great pastoral migrations. Read full book review >

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THE SUMMER THAT MADE US by Robyn Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"It sounds like a nightmare of a family vacation, but with strong relationship dynamics, juicy secrets, and a heartwarming ending, it's a blissful beach read."
A family in crisis returns to the lake house where, years ago, an unexpected tragedy tore them apart. Read full book review >