Search Results: "Shirley Raye Redmond"


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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 27, 2004

"Illustrated with a mix of 19th-century art and modern photos of monuments or artifacts, this entry in the venerable Landmark Books series will serve equally well as middle-grade assignment fodder or a consciousness raiser. (timeline, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Redmond shares title and topic with Patricia Clyne's 1976 (long o.p.) collective biography, but offers more profiles—24, plus shorter references—at an easier reading level. Read full book review >

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PIGEON HERO! by Shirley Raye Redmond
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Despite these minor drawbacks, historical settings and interesting true stories for easy readers are always welcome, and G.I. Joe is a plucky fellow with an intriguing tale. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The true story of a carrier pigeon in WWII is the premise for this mid-level easy reader that will appeal to young readers interested in airplanes and the era of the world wars. Read full book review >

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THE DOG THAT DUG FOR DINOSAURS by Shirley Redmond
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2004

"Sullivan's illustrations provide intriguing period details in costumes, tools, and buildings, as well as a clever front endpaper of fossil-strewn ground covered with muddy paw prints. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
This easy reader for children reading at the fluency level recounts the story of a girl named Mary Ann Anning and her dog, Tray. Read full book review >

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FELICITY FLOO VISITS THE ZOO by E.S. Redmond
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Then there's Felicity, with sunken eyes and red beezer, whom you don't have to like to enjoy. (Picture book. 2-5)"
You've heard of Typhoid Mary. Read full book review >

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THE UNRULY QUEEN by E.S. Redmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"For readers in the mood for a little menace. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A nanny—Mary Poppins' acidic cousin?—outwits a spoiled fusspot using reverse psychology. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING DANGEROUS by Patrick Redmond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"An unusually gripping, character-driven tale with low-key violence that's even scarier than the gore-on-the-floor more common to the genre. ($150,000 ad/promo)"
A quietly creepy horror debut about the calamities brought to a stodgy English public school by a rebellious student and his adoring chum. Read full book review >

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Released: March 24, 1997

"While some readers might wish O'Hanlon had controlled his more outrÇ rumblings, this is definitely a trip worth taking. (drawings, 3 maps, and 24 pages of photos, not seen)"
Beset by bedbugs, tsetse flies, venal sorcerers, and nettlesome Marxist functionaries, O'Hanlon (In Trouble Again, 1989, etc.) journeys far upriver in the Congo to discover the truth about a prehistoric beast rumored to live deep within the forest. Read full book review >

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BUG BLONSKY AND HIS VERY LONG LIST OF DON'TS by E.S. Redmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"If the story feels episodic and unresolved, the jokes work, and most of the time, they work twice as well as necessary. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Some humor writers have a rule of thumb: always make the jokes funnier than they need to be. This book is much funnier than it needs to be. Read full book review >

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THE MAN I SHOULD HAVE MARRIED by Pamela Redmond Satran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"Thin and thinly written tale of second chances."
The travails of a newly single mother. Read full book review >

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THE POSSIBILITY OF YOU by Pamela Redmond
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"The message is not subtle: Adoption is good, abortion should be a legal choice but is basically bad, men can be nice but are basically irrelevant."
Separated by decades, three women face difficult choices about motherhood. Read full book review >

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TRAWLER by Redmond O’Hanlon
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"A not-so-long but certainly very strange trip, with all the dark radiance and queer humor of this author's earlier work. "
More hard travel to the underside of natural history from O'Hanlon (No Mercy, 1997, etc.), who boards a trawler headed for bad weather and finds as well a feast of weird sea creatures—not to mention the semi-madness of the sleep-deprived. Read full book review >