Search Results: "Ron Bevirt"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FURTHER INQUIRY by Ron Bevirt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1990

"A psychedelic valentine for the Nineties: a wacky and slight but sweet and wistful review of the best-known trip of the Sixties."
Author and counterculture leader Kesey stages a mock trial of the spirit of Neal Cassady—hero of Jack Kerouac's On the Road and "the fastest man alive"—defending him with loving reportage, fragments of verbatim transcripts, and scads of photos (153 color, 256 b&w—some seen) of the Merry Pranksters and their 1964 voyage across America in a psychedelically painted bus called "Further." Read full book review >

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CATS GOT TALENT by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Despite light touches, the cavalier abandonment of the cats, the satiric spoofing of the cats' ambitions and their naïve satisfaction with their 'success' create a disappointingly mean-spirited tone overall. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Three stray cats, formerly pets, try to strike it big in showbiz. Read full book review >

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RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CATS GET FAMOUS by Ron Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are plenty of pussycat picture books to pick from; let this one stray. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Some Cats Got Talent (2014); those that do return to "get famous."Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIKE by Ron Crawford
by Ron Crawford, illustrated by Ron Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). Read full book review >

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RON POWERS
by Megan Labrise

When Kelly Rindfleisch wrote the words, “No one cares about crazy people,” she never dreamed Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers would read them. 

“I cannot describe to you the emotion, the shockwave, that hit me when I read that quote,” says Powers, author of No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BRIMSTONE JOURNALS by Ron Koertge
POETRY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Even fans of Mel Glenn's soapy novels-in-poetry will be unimpressed. (Fiction. YA)"
In a series of free-verse poems, Koertge (Heart of the City, 1998, etc.) sketches out both a large cast of teenagers and an issues-heavy tale of high-school violence narrowly averted. Read full book review >

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THE QUANTUM JULY by Ron King
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2007

"Making choices (the equivalent to opening the box with Schrödinger's cat) and the subsequent consequences factor large in this talky, earnest debut, weighty with adult issues and light on spiritual substance. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An ambitious and serious attempt to explore the similarities between modern physics and Eastern philosophy that ultimately doesn't work. Read full book review >

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THE HERO by Ron Woods
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"It ought to attract many readers, particularly the Gary Paulsen crowd. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"It was dumb, and I'm sorry," Jamie West says after a near-disaster. Read full book review >