Search Results: "Sam Jon Wallace"


BOOK REVIEW

HEAR, O ISRAEL by Sam Jon Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"Clear prose, fast-paced, dramatic storytelling lend this novel its inherent readability, though readers shouldn't look for anything more than a good story."
Wallace's debut novel tells the story of three characters grappling with the complexities of life in Israel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"If sports bring out the kooky, spooky, and creepy in us, Wertheim and Sommers give us a chance to understand ourselves and perhaps get a grip before we totally lose it."
A strong case for the lunacy of sports as rooted in basic human neuroscience and cognitive tendency. Read full book review >

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I IS FOR INUKSUK by Mary Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wallace once again pays tribute to the Inuit people and their Arctic home (The Inuksuk Book, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE NAKED LADY by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"This haunting story, beautifully written and illustrated, will be of interest primarily to those interested in exploring art and the sources of inspiration for those who create it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This quietly reminiscent autobiographical story of the author-illustrator's early inspiration to become an artist is dedicated to his first art teacher. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A LINE by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"The artwork is captivating, finding the pen stroke is challenging, and the text will spark some animated conversation. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Great-Uncle George was a magician whose "enchanted pen" has created an array of fancifully surreal illustrations, each begun with the same-shaped pen stroke and each accompanied by a brief story starter. Read full book review >

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POOKIE PUTS THE WORLD RIGHT by Ivy Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2002

"Just the ticket for nostalgia buffs and silky-locked young hothouse flowers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Over 50 years old but never published on this side of the Atlantic, the winged bunny's fourth adventure is a cautionary take on the hazards of getting one's wish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHOOSE YOUR DAYS by Paula Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2016

"This is the kind of book that will stick with readers, a meditation that they may not understand now but that, if digested, could have magical results. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the help of Old Bear, Corky lives her life intentionally. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SLEEPING PORCH by Ian Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"In all, a quietly whimsical way to beat the heat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a night "hot enough to wake the dead," Brando and his family seek relief on the sleeping porch. Read full book review >

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THAT DOGGONE CALF by Bill Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"The disruptive newcomer is a plot device the authors have used before; purchase where their other books are popular. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Hoss is boss dog on the farm, responsible for the safety of both cows and four-year-old Ann, but a new bull calf challenges his authority. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO WALKED THE EARTH by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"But young readers won't miss the suggestion that hospitality can offer surprising rewards in this joyful reunion tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lonely Christmas in the middle of nowhere turns twice magical for two children and their mother in this mysterious tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MONKEY BUSINESS by Wallace Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A great addition to the many books that play on words. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Teachers rejoice: a great new tool for teaching idioms (and encouraging creativity) has arrived. Read full book review >

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BUILDING A HOUSE WITH MR. BUMBLE by John Wallace
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"A second book, Dressing Up With Mr. Bumble (ISBN: 0-7636-0075-X), makes the same amiable game of costume choices. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Mr. Bumble is an egg-shaped bee whose black sweater over his yellow body accounts for his stripes (he lacks the most off-putting aspect of a bee—the stinger). Read full book review >