Search Results: "Shawn Saacke Crawford"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FROG AND FISH STORYBOOK by Shawn Saacke Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2014

"A low-key alternative to Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross' Tadpole's Promise (2005) and other more true-to-nature takes on the theme. (Requires iOS 7 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 5-7)"
A sweet portrait of an interspecies friendship that survives major physical changes. Read full book review >

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SHAWN WEN
by Vincent Scarpa

Rare is the book about which one can say, in earnest, “I’ve never read anything like this before,” yet with A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause, Shawn Wen has written such a book. From its idiosyncratic area of interest to its chameleonic formal modalities, Applause resists easy categorization at every turn, and this is one of its ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORWOOD by Shawn Sheehy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"An auspicious debut, imparting a worthy message in playful language and harmonious, sophisticated paper design. (Informational pop-up book. 6-9)"
Seven big, multileveled pop-up versions of animal-built homes or other structures highlight nature's interconnectedness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIKE by Ron Crawford
by Ron Crawford, illustrated by Ron Crawford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1993

"Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 4, 1997

"Given this intimate and persuasive account of a decent, honest man, readers cannot help but wonder about the course of history if only Michael, and not Nicholas, had been tsar. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Thwarted love, scandal, and tragedy among royals, this time played out in the genuinely moving story of Michael Romanov. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECAUSE I STUBBED MY TOE by Shawn Byous
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"An eye-tickling, cacophonous vocabulary builder. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Byous explores the domino theory—and they all fall down—to comic effect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARTER FINALLY GETS IT by Brent Crawford
FANTASY
Released: April 7, 2009

"Crawford avoids moralizing, while nicely balancing toilet humor and developing social maturity. (Fiction. YA)"
Freshmen firsts: hookups, heartaches, humiliations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CATERED HALLOWEEN by Isis Crawford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A lightweight mystery with lots of chitchat, food sampling and an impossibly arch coda. Like A Catered Valentine's Day (2007, etc.), includes simple, high-carb recipes, not sampled."
Guess what's wafting around the haunted house. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPIRIT MACHINES by Robert Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"Wait for the inevitable selected poems."
Young Scottish author Crawford holds the pleasantly rakish opinion that modern poetry begins with a hoax: namely, the bombastic but engrossing fragments of Ossian, invented in 1765 by another Scottish poet, James McPherson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEED by Stanley Crawford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2015

"Gossamer-thin entertainment."
Everything must go in this playful snapshot of an end-of-life giveaway, the sixth novel from an offbeat author (Petroleum Man, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL AMERICAN by Bill Crawford
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"An athlete who merits recognition today, here given justifiable due."
Bad enough to have been used for athletic talent. But to be betrayed by one's coach and manager? There's the crux of this modest contribution to sports history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"An important contribution to the growing literature of environmental degradation and racism, and a fine case study in local politics. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A blow-by-blow account of a rural southern community's fight to keep toxic waste out of its backyard. Read full book review >