Search Results: "Simon Armitage"


BOOK REVIEW

WALKING HOME by Simon Armitage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 2013

"A journey that pays dividends, both for poet-wanderer Armitage and for readers."
Award-winning poet Armitage (Poetry/Univ. of Sheffield; Seeing Stars, 2011, etc.) does what poets sometimes do: takes a walk, observes keenly and reports. Read full book review >

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Walking the Llano by Shelley Armitage
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Both an intensely lyrical and intimate scrapbook of familial history and a uniquely sublime travelogue of the American Southwestern landscape."
A debut memoir delivers a meditation on a writer's Texas Panhandle homeland. Read full book review >

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CIVIL WARS by David Armitage
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An erudite work by a top-shelf scholar."
A probing examination of the history of civil war and why it matters to define it precisely. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CUCKOO BIRD by Judy Corbalis
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Warned to let no one in, a little girl repels a cuckoo's advances when he comes disguised as a soldier and then as an old man, but she's fooled when he becomes a baby and takes him in—an error she regrets as soon as his raucous, insatiable demands begin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The King of Average by Gary Schwartz
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A skilled and witty tale about a boy who would be king that should appeal to children and adults."
A supposedly average boy realizes that he's not so mediocre after all in this debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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GEORGE FLIES SOUTH by Simon James
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"These unflappable characters provide likable, positive role models for readers young and old, who may then enjoy sharing Mordicai Gerstein's Leaving the Nest (2007), in which several species spread their wings. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Helicopter moms have not fared well in print—until now. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ONE STEP by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Totally charming. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Make Way for . . . Read full book review >

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DEAR MR. BLUEBERRY by Simon James
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

A sweet, rather fey exchange of letters between Emily, who reports seeing a whale in her small goldfish pond, and her teacher, who assures her (politely, then ``forcibly'') that she must be mistaken. Read full book review >

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ROBOT ZOMBIE FRANKENSTEIN! by Annette Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Yet in an era in which electronics are always one-upping one another in the global market, it's nice to see a picture-book equivalent that ends with the consumption of delicious desserts. Apple and PC, take note. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Competitive pals get into a war of escalating ridiculousness in this amusing if visually stunted tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER ACROSS AMERICA by Seymour Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

"A book smart enough to be kept on the reference shelf, but with photos that tempt you to tear them out and frame them. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-10)"
Simon (Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids, p. 995, etc.) has written a lively and informative text as a companion to his Autumn Across America (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >