Search Results: "Roy Meador"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Priceless items shelved alongside pap and pulp. (16 pp. b&w photos)"
Fond, nostalgic account of the rise and fall of the secondhand- and rare-book sellers who once clustered on and around Manhattan's Fourth Avenue. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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

Sketches of a Small Town...circa 1940...a memoir by Clifton K. Meador
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2014

"A solid, if not emotionally insightful, memoir for fans of stories of the American South, the Great Depression and the homefront of World War II."
A memoir of growing up in a small Southern town during the Great Depression and World War II by doctor and author Meador (Fascinomas, 2013). Read full book review >

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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 >

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MINDBLIND by Jennifer Roy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Readers will be happy to see Nathaniel succeed. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Lovable 14-year-old "Aspie" Nathaniel Clark stores his memories in computer-like files in his brain, loves formulas, plays keyboard in a rock band, has some trouble in social situations, likes to spend time in his own mental world and really, really wants to be a genius. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW STAR by Jennifer Roy
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2006

"Classroom teachers might want to partner this book with Jerry Spinelli's Milkweed (2003). (Historical fiction. 10+)"
Syvia—the author's aunt—is too young to know what's happening, but she and her family have been evicted from their home and, with the other neighborhood Jews, have been relocated to the Lodz ghetto at the start of WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >

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THE CROSS BEARER by Roy Lewis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 1995

"Two sturdy enough tales—the modern investigation especially crackles with conflict—marred by disappointing joiner's work: The cop's case and the historian's never come together as satisfyingly as you'd expect."
After being upstaged at the opening of the exhibition of the forged medieval relic he discovered in A Secret Dying (1992), museum official Arnold Landon is doubly surprised when he's invited by Colin Bannock, the smooth politico who spoke in his place, to join the Ancient Order of SangrÇal, which has ties to the Knights Templar. Read full book review >