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

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

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 >

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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

EDGES by Léna Roy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Despite the lineage, Roy is no L'Engle, at least not yet. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A platitude-filled problem novel full of coincidental connections from Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALAMO IN AMERICAN HISTORY by Roy Sorrels
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, this is a solid job and good replacement for materials in need of updating. (b&w photos and reproductions, chronology, notes, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The first of the In American History series, this is the story of the battle for the Alamo, including the events which precipitated it and those it lead to. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NEW WATER by Roy Jacobsen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1997

"A superbly constructed thriller, and a memorable characterization of a man who scarcely knows himself whether he's hero, villain, or victim."
A claustrophobic and riveting psychological novel, the first English translation of a prizewinning Norwegian writer whose terse fiction has—perhaps inevitably—been compared to that of his great countryman Knut Hamsun. Read full book review >