Search Results: "Scott Beck"


BOOK REVIEW

BECK by Mal Peet
Released: April 11, 2017

"Heartbreaking, hopeful, and inspired. (Historical fiction. 14-adult)"
Beck escapes institutional violence and discrimination and mends his spirit through lonely travels across the 1920s Canadian prairie. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1991

"Scott has found a generous and insightful biographer. (Photographs-not seen.)"
The 1983 TV mini-series The Jewel in the Crown, adapted from The Raj Quartet, exposed millions on both sides of the Atlantic to the work of British novelist Scott, who had died five years previously. Read full book review >

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PEPITO THE BRAVE by Scott Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sly, assuring, and paint-box bright, this is a snappy salute to independence and adventure. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Newcomer Beck's book has two winning ingredients: an engaging, spunky main character and the kind of color last seen 50 years ago on fruit-crate labels: buffed but with bite, the better to get your attention. Read full book review >

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MONSTER SLEEPOVER! by Scott Beck
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Zzzz…' It's got a disjointed simplicity that borders on the avant-garde—loopy but appealing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
What fun do little monsters have when they get together? Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONSTER! by Scott Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Completely non-threatening monster and birthday fun—perfect for sharing one-on-one, this could also be a crowd-pleaser with a little practice at giving the monsters the voices you know they must have. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ben, a cartoon three-horned devil, is throwing a surprise party for his friend Doris, a green dragon in a purple dress. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HOUSE, LITTLE TOWN by Scott Beck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Soothing, but—particularly compared to the likes of Amy Schwartz's A Glorious Day (p. 229) and other urbanized slices of life—one-dimensional. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Beck's mood piece pairs one or two lines of declarative text per spread with spacious, simply composed scenes to evoke the unhurried pace of a day in a small town. Read full book review >

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A MUD PIE FOR MOTHER by Scott Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Sometimes the best gift of all is right under one's nose—or snout. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Pig goes in search of the perfect gift for his mother's birthday only to find that sometimes the best gifts come when you are not even looking. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORETTA SCOTT by Ntozake Shange
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"A double-page spread of freedom marchers carrying American flags silhouetted against a yellow sky will resonate with children and linger in their minds. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
There have been many books written about Martin Luther King Jr., but precious few about Coretta Scott King. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCOTT FREE by John Gilstrap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

A catalogue of all the things that can go wrong when a 16-year-old sneaks off to a Metallica concert, all served up in Gilstrap's inimitable breakneck style. Read full book review >

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SCOTT FREE by Marijane writing as Vin Packer Meaker
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2007

"Pulp specialist Packer, aka Marijane Meaker (Spring Fire, 2004, etc.) aka YA author M.E. Kerr, crams enough plot for a dozen capers into this one, along with everything you could possibly want to know about gender reassignment."
A transgendered textbook editor and librarian copes with old and new identities—as well as a felony or two. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 6, 1998

A full-dress study of a great general whose life spanned the life of his young nation—from the Founding Fathers to the Civil War—but who has been largely neglected by historians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS ROBERT SCOTT SAW by Sandra Markle
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

Robert Scott made two famous expeditions to Antarctica at the beginning of the 20th century in his unsuccessful efforts to reach the South Pole. Read full book review >