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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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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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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NIGHT ON FIRE by Ronald Kidd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Beautifully written and earnestly delivered, the novel rolls to an inexorable, stunning conclusion readers won't soon forget. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
In 1961, riding a Greyhound bus was more than a way to get from one place to another. For some, the destination was freedom. Read full book review >

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THE LEGENDARY THREE by Ronald Yates
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 11, 2013

"Unlikely to rally crusaders in the fight against global warming but an intriguing tale for vampire enthusiasts."
Feuding legions of vampires look for a way to defeat mysterious, powerful beings that live in the forests in Yates' supernatural thriller, the second in a proposed trilogy (Music of the Winds, 2012). Read full book review >