Search Results: "Steve Raymond"


BOOK REVIEW

RIVERS OF THE HEART by Steve Raymond
NON-FICTION
Released: July 17, 1998

"And it doesn't hurt that he can turn a decent phrase."
Dry, intelligent recollections of a fly-fishing life, from Raymond (Steelhead Country, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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CAJUN HOME by Raymond Bial
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers who can get past these minor points of confusion will close the book with a sense that they, too, have traveled to Cajun country. (further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Bial's exquisite photography glorifies Cajun life, past and present, in a format similar to his other books, including Shaker Home (1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UG by Raymond Briggs
by Raymond Briggs, illustrated by Raymond Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Beneath the satiric barbs there's a touch of poignancy to this tale of a da Vinci just a few dozen millennia ahead of his time. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Suggesting that some things haven't changed since the Stone Age, Briggs (A Bit More Bert, p. 1300, etc.) introduces a moon-faced lad who infuriates his clueless parents by insistently questioning things-as-they-are. Read full book review >

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WITH NEEDLE AND THREAD by Raymond Bial
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Otherwise, this is a good companion both to how-to volumes and books on women's history. (bibliography, sources) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
One version of women's history, as it has been written into the tiny stitches of quilts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKER HOME by Raymond Bial
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Photographed at The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky, an appreciation of one of America's most significant communal groups. Read full book review >

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FRONTIER HOME by Raymond Bial
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In another lyrical yet precise text, Bial (Amish Home, p. 142) invites readers to imagine traveling by Conestoga wagon to an uncertain future on the American frontier. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORN BELT HARVEST by Raymond Bial
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A straightforward presentation of current American practice in raising and using ``the most abundant grain in the Western Hemisphere''—not just methods of planting, harvest, storage, and marketing, but telling details about living in corn country (in August, ``The horizon is now just a memory; you have to stop at every crossroads...because oncoming drivers can't see you...'') and vivid descriptions (``The dry leaves now rustle, like the sound of the ocean in a shell''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE LINCOLN WALKED by Raymond Bial
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The facts of Lincoln's life are well known, but Bial's direct approach has immediacy that will make an impression on readers. (further reading, bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
An extraordinarily honest, if brief, pictorial portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, whose journey from his humble, one-room-cabin origins to the presidency has taken on epic proportions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUDDLEMAN by Raymond Briggs
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

It hasn't rained for ages, but that's not enough to prevent a young lad from revisiting favorite puddles from earlier walks. Read full book review >

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MIST OVER THE MOUNTAINS by Raymond Bial
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Get out a map and put this work next to Rylant and Moser's Appalachia (1991). (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A superb photoessay from Bial (With Needle and Thread, 1996, etc.), documenting a pocket of American life and history that exemplifies enduring values of hard work, self-reliance, strength of character, and adherence to principle. Read full book review >

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PORTRAIT OF A FARM FAMILY by Raymond Bial
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An armchair field trip that brings home all the hard work involved in raising food, long before it hits the supermarket. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Bial follows the Steidinger family from sun up to sun down, observing with clear full-color photos and text, life on a small dairy farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR by Raymond Briggs
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Slightly precious, but funny. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Tilly wakes to find a gigantic, affectionate polar bear filling her room, nearly, in this oversized thematic soul mate to Briggs's classic The Snowman (1978). Read full book review >