Search Results: "Rodney Barker"


BOOK REVIEW

RODNEY by Dick Baldwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2007

"Readers who giggle at the wacky character names-as well as those who have exhausted the Christopher Moore catalog and are craving more silly vampires-may sate their bloodlust with this over-the-top debut."
A teenaged slacker becomes a vampire in this loony first novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"A thoughtful and important social document full of deep human insight; essential reading to understand the present-day lives of Native Americans."
Masterful account of the torture/murder of three Navajos by white teenagers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"This will be an indispensable source when Lonetree emerges from jail this year."
One of the more esoteric pleasures of the end of the Cold War is the ability to get nearer the truth on espionage cases, and Barker has made the most of it in a deft, fast-paced, and balanced account of the US Marine guards scandal of 1987. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S RODNEY? by Carmen Bogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Combining the amazement offered by the natural world with an unconventional and poignant dose of social commentary, this story gives more to its readers than what meets the eye. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Can-never-sit-still Rodney really wants to be outside, but it seems the world conspires against his urges—but now, Rodney finally makes it outside, "more outside than [he's] ever been before." Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL CLIVE BARKER by Clive Barker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"Barker's best fiction should be read in its entirety; still, this generous collection offers seductive proof of the redoubtable imaginative power of one of our boldest inventors."
A mega-anthology of (mostly) excerpts from novels and plays by the popular and critically acclaimed horror writer whose increasingly ambitious work keeps pushing against genre boundaries. Read full book review >

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THE BARKER STREET REGULARS by Susan Conant
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1998

The Barker Street Regulars ($21.95; Mar. 1; 272 pp.; 0-385-48668-5): That's right: Conant's trademark Malamutes (Stud Rites, 1996, etc.) meet Sherlock Holmes, or the next thing to him, when Rowdy works as a therapy dog for a family so taken with the great man's adventures that they've managed to spawn both a murder and an animal-psychic fraud. Read full book review >

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BOOTSIE BARKER BALLERINA by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1997

Bully Bootsie Barker (Bootsie Barker Bites, 1992) returns, this time in the I Can Read series; subtle stereotypes, depicted by a different illustrator (Peggy Rathmann illustrated the original) detract from the humor that made Bootsie a villain readers loved to hate. Read full book review >

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BOOTSIE BARKER BITES by Barbara Bottner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"An entertaining, insightful glimpse into a child's real world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A beleaguered small girl recounts her troubles with the daughter of her mother's best friend, who terrorizes her on her frequent visits. Read full book review >

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Rodney and Rachel by Carol Nordquist
Released: Dec. 2, 2015

"While the book's lengthy prose seems aimed at lap readers, the soft illustrations and gentle tale make it an excellent choice for bedtime."
A mouse couple learn the value of trust and love in this illustrated retelling of the Noah's Ark story. Read full book review >

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Flowers for Rodney by Kristine E. Brickey
Released: June 3, 2014

"A YA tale about smart choices, family secrets and peer pressure.
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A mother's love has not been enough to save her teenage son from increasingly delinquent behavior in this realistic young-adult novel. Read full book review >

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THE GIFT OF SARAH BARKER by Jane Yolen
Released: May 11, 1981

"For balance, she shows us some Shaker dances and ecstatic celebrations (but without much change in her sober style); and her community includes joyful singers and a compassionate woman leader as well as petty conformists, the unforgiving, self-righteous prig who's the male leader, and the self-punishing Sister Agatha—but the range is as stereotypical as the individual responses."
A predictable novel about two young people raised as Shakers and their inner struggles in breaking away from that strict, celibate life. Read full book review >