Search Results: "Rory Freedman"


BOOK REVIEW

RORY by Jennifer Zartman
Released: Oct. 21, 2011

"An intriguing and spiritual YA fantasy tale."
In Zartman's debut young-adult novel, a high schooler gets thrust into a fantasy realm under siege, spurring his transformation from an "epic nerd" to a king. Read full book review >

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BEG by Rory Freedman
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2013

"A big-hearted and well-meaning rehash of vital but hoary arguments urging decency toward animals."
The well-turned ground of humans behaving inhumanely toward animals is turned again, without any significant updates. Read full book review >

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GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A real bedtime treat for both parents and children alike. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Archie the bear is having a hard time getting to sleep despite the valiant efforts of his babysitting grandmother in a soothing story that's certain to appeal to even the most resistant young sleeper. Read full book review >

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RORY & ITA by Roddy Doyle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 11, 2002

"A sweet, inoffensive, rambling oral history of a writer's respectable, hardworking, warmly dignified parents. Marriage never sounded quite so good."
The Booker Prize-winner and the Irish working-class's Marcel Proust (A Star Called Henry, 1999, etc.) offers a nonfiction account of his parents' reminiscences "about the people they were before they were my parents," continuing through WWII and into their senior years. Read full book review >

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RORY THE RABBIT by Yimei Wang
by Yimei Wang, illustrated by Chunmiao Li, translated by Adam Lanphier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Young children will relate to Rory's dilemma and respond to the adorable illustrations, but non-native readers will struggle to use the book as a learning tool. (glossary) (Bilingual picture book. 5-12)"
When Rory the rabbit discovers he's different from his rabbit friends, he feels self-conscious and decides to find another tribe. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"Readers will appreciate the clean design and the warm and humorous story; they'll hope Rory sets off again soon. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rory is a young dinosaur who loves to do things with his dad, but when his father takes some time to relax, Rory decides to set off on a solo adventure. Read full book review >

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RORY THE DINOSAUR WANTS A PET by Liz Climo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Children just developing a sense of humor will appreciate the innocent silliness of the tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rory is a lucky dinosaur. He so much wants a pet, and a pet finds him instead! Read full book review >

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STARRING SALLY J. FREEDMAN AS HERSELF by Judy Blume
FICTION
Released: April 4, 1977

"The result, if seductive, is minimally satisfying."
Ten years old in 1947, Sally has to spend the winter in a Florida apartment with her mother, grandmother (Ma Fanny) and older brother Douglas, whose doctor has ordered the stay while he recuperates from nephritis. Read full book review >

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THE PLACES IN BETWEEN by Rory Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2006

"Gripping account of a courageous journey, observed with a scholar's eye and a humanitarian's heart."
Just after the fall of the Taliban, a doughty Scot walks across Afghanistan from Herat to Kabul, observing, studying, starving, freezing, encountering poverty, cruelty, ignorance, generosity, warmth and terror. Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Almost certainly not the last word on Wellington but, for now, the most definitive biography of him."
Australian historian Muir (Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814, 2013, etc.) completes his suitably imposing biography of the Iron Duke, guiding him from war to an uneasy peacetime. Read full book review >

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SALAMANCA, 1812 by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"While Muir presents his reconstruction in too much detail to hold a general history reader's attention, students and enthusiasts of Napoleonic warfare will feast on the thoroughness of his research and the accuracy of his scholarship. (20 detailed battle maps)"
Detailed history of the 1812 battle at Salamanca, Spain, where Lord Wellington proved his tactical virtuosity by defeating French forces under the command of Marshal Marmont. Read full book review >

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WORTH FIGHTING FOR by Rory Fanning
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Fanning's dedication to the cause is admirable, but readers are left wondering how the author thought he would change the world by walking across the country."
An Army Ranger-turned-conscientious objector pays tribute to a fallen comrade with a walk across America. Read full book review >