Search Results: "Salvatore Rubbino"


BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN PARIS by Salvatore Rubbino
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Sparkling lights and lovely sights fill this whirlwind tour of Paris. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Is there really a building with its ductwork and escalators on the outside? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN NEW YORK by Salvatore Rubbino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"It's very pretty, but doesn't replace other such standbys as Kathy Jakobsen's My New York (1993, 2003). (Picture book. 4-7)"
This is not, of course, about New York City as a whole, but about Manhattan, as nearly all such volumes aimed at young people are. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR VERY OWN DOG by Amanda McCardie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Three cheers for Sophie! Perfect fuel for dog lovers' fires. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A family lovingly adopts a dog with much preparation in this cheerful tale that's full of helpful hints for aspiring dog owners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY MILLER'S RUN by David Almond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A rich and resonant short story. (Illustrated fiction. 10 & up)"
Nearing the end of his life, a beloved old runner passes the torch to an eager young one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST DUCKS! by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"An ideal introduction to this familiar waterfowl—readers will enjoy diving right in. (index, note) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Mallard ducks catch the attention of an observant young narrator. Join in on her day's travels to learn a lot about these quacking creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Light on explicit violence, gore or death despite plenty of opportunities for all three, this makes sturdy fare for younger fans of D&D or sword-and-sorcery fantasy in general. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Opening a new plotline set in the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms, this father-son collaboration sends Maimun—a 12-year-old orphan with a mysterious past who bears a god-connected stone that seems to radiate good luck—fleeing from the very quick and powerful demon Asbeel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOULD WOMEN PREACH? by Salvatore Mancini
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"An enthusiastic, if not erudite, inquisition of biblical support for women's leadership in the church."
A Christian educator makes the case for female preachers in this debut spiritual study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEMON APOSTLE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1999

"A solid conclusion to this popular trilogy, even though, disappointingly, Salvatore chooses a trite and rather obvious method of setting up yet more sequels. (Author tour)"
Third part of Salvatore's trilogy following The Demon Awakens (1997) and The Demon Spirit (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"In Salvatore's account, we get a glimpse of the private poet in all his wide mystery. (32 pages illustrations, not seen)"
In this biography based on the newly discovered journals of Amos Webber, Cornell historian Salvatore has given us a fascinating, enigmatic figure of 19th-century black American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAME by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A standard, dialogue-heavy entry."
Salvatore (The Pirate King, 2008, etc.) delivers another installment in his Saga of the First King series. Read full book review >

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ASCENDANCE by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"If you're not, and desperate to learn all about the Demon Wars Saga, consult the first entry in the original series."
Billed as the first entry in a new Demon Wars Saga (The Demon Apostle, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON KING by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 1996

"Fanatics only."
Final installment of Salvatore's fantasy trilogy (Luthien's Gamble, 1996) set in the Avonsea Islands, where the good guys- -wizard-king Brind'Amour, rebel leader Luthien Bedwyr (his magical alter ego is the Crimson Shadow), and their elf, dwarf, and halfling allies—must once again battle the evil wizard-king Greensparrow (his other self is a dragon) and his hordes of one- eyed cyclopians. Read full book review >