Search Results: "Ronald D. Elving"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Conscientious, but as the deadly dull title suggests, destined mainly for the classroom."
A thorough but flavorless account of the 10-year effort to enact what became the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Read full book review >

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LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY by Ronald D. Giles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2013

"An intriguing, if uneven, collection of unnerving short stories."
In Giles' (Great Heats, 2011, etc.) short stories, generations of a deeply rooted New England family battle good and evil. Read full book review >

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BESS'S LOG CABIN QUILT by D. Anne Love
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"With quaint b&w illustrations. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Tough times on the frontier. Read full book review >

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"Lacking structure, this psychology book struggles to form a cohesive whole."
Drawing from the studies of numerous psychologists, Cowen writes about the intense human bond known as primary intimacy. Read full book review >

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Released: July 2, 2016

"A useful, if somewhat eccentric, guide to making oneself less vulnerable."
Eastman calls for a greater awareness of one's individual surroundings, both physical and digital, in this debut work of self-improvement. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL ON THE YELLOW GIRAFFE by Ronald Himler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Paul Fleischman's Sidewalk Circus (p. 221), which is a livelier take, while the quiet tone and assurance of a jeans-clad mom at the girl's side makes this suitable for younger children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This reissue of a 1976 title has new, soft watercolor illustrations that match the understated tale as city scenes become a fairy tale venue from a young girl's view astride her four-wheeled wooden giraffe scooter. Read full book review >

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AL by Ronald Stoltz
Released: Feb. 7, 2016

"For some young readers, this level of ridiculousness, along with the unsophisticated illustrations, may make the book a nonstarter, but others willing to embrace the absurd humor will get plenty of giggles.
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In Stoltz's (Deer Run, 2016, etc.) funny and anachronistic picture book, being different can save the day—especially if you're a vegetarian dinosaur. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Readers who found Jen Bryant's novel-in-poems The Trial (2004) (which is built around another notorious American trial but shares many of the same themes and plot points) superficial will be pleased by the depth of character and ideas here. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Drawing incidents, dialogue and all but a few minor members of the cast from the historical record, Kidd views the Scopes trial through the eyes of a teenaged local—weaving in a thoughtful coming-of-age tale in the process. Read full book review >