Search Results: "Roy L. Roulhac"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"A proud tale of American success and a valuable genealogical resource."
Thisdebutgenealogy traces the history of the author's African-American family as well as that of his ancestors' enslavers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

River Runs Deep by Douglas L. Roy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 2013

"Informative, if somewhat fusty, musings on rivers and fishing which may interest literary sportsmen—and sportswomen."
In a debut nonfiction collection of personal stories, a Nova Scotian physician and sport fisherman recalls his days on the river and reflects on the lure of angling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT by Katherine Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Solid information for wildlife enthusiasts, enhanced by thoughtful artwork. (author's note, sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Elaborate watercolor paintings and scientific diagrams accompany detailed information about African elephants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart! (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Every fall, great white sharks return to feed on the seals and sea lions that migrate to the Farallon Islands just off the San Francisco coast, providing an opportunity for scientific study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROMAN TWINS by Roy Gerrard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Told in rhyming verse, the genial book is inhabited by Gerrard's characteristically dwarfish people, living among extraordinarily detailed buildings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gerrard (Wagons West!, 1996, etc.) takes on Goths and the Roman Empire with a uniquely upended story of twins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGONS WEST! by Roy Gerrard
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 1996

"Fun and familiar. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An intrepid (if squat) band of homesteaders makes the wagon train run from Missouri to Oregon in the 1850s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOCASTA CARR, MOVIE STAR by Roy Gerrard
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A round-the-world journey is standard picture-book fare, but this travelogue is unusually entertaining. (Picture book. 6+)"
When Jocasta's beloved companion and costar Belle (an Old English sheepdog) is kidnapped by Maxwell Pym, a film producer, the dauntless Jo flies after them in her handy little red seaplane, trailing them from Hollywood to New York, London, and ``Wangaloo'' in the Java Sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX QUIGLEY by James Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 16, 2009

"Roy gives the subsequent rapprochement and genuine growth in Max's humanity a light touch and some realistic stumbling blocks, in a not unsympathetic look at bullying from the other side. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Sixth grader Max's casual torment of those around him (schoolmates, cafeteria ladies, anyone weaker) amuses him in a confident, self-centered way and is rarely challenged. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE CHILDREN by Lauren Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2015

"This entry in the stuffed paranormal-romance genre refreshingly lacks passive angst. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
In a fantasyland desert, one girl's encounter with her gods is both dangerous and romantic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORDIALLY UNINVITED by Jennifer Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"Only the most passionate of princess devotees will fall head-over-heels for this one. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A junior bridesmaid's work is never done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED by Jason Roy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2014

"A fine memoir that offers an inspiring reminder of the qualities one needs to overcome life's greatest challenges."
An autobiographical account of a police officer's recovery from paralyzing injuries suffered in the line of duty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN DREAMING CORN by Roy Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2004

"A homely and unambitious tale that succeeds in part through its lack of pretension: an amiable and moving portrait of family life and small-town history."
The sorrows and joys of a Romanian Jew who settles in Mobile, Alabama, early in the 20th century. Read full book review >