Search Results: "Tanis Rideout"


BOOK REVIEW

ABOVE ALL THINGS by Tanis Rideout
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A plodding quality slips in, the sense that Rideout is following the historical dots, but she does a terrific job describing both the extreme physical conditions and the dreamlike consciousness George and Sandy drift into as their memories of home intertwine with their moment-to-moment climb."
George Mallory is famous for answering "Because it's there" when asked why he kept trying to scale Everest, but Canadian Rideout's debut novel about Mallory's disastrous last climbing attempt is the story of a love triangle: a man, a woman and a mountain. Read full book review >

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ANGEL FALLS by Tanis Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"A modest introduction that will provoke further investigation into the exotic Venezuelan interior. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
The Jordans (Jungle Days, Jungle Nights, 1993) take a slow poke down the Carrao River in Venezuela, enroute to Angel Falls, that glorious 3,200-foot plunge that is the highest waterfall in the world. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHO'S HIDING ON THE FARM? by Ashley Rideout
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"The back-of-the-book blurb declares that it's 'an awesome game'; just saying something's awesome doesn't make it so. (Board book. 1-3)"
A barnyard seek-and-find for toddlers. Read full book review >

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LOVE, INC. by Yvonne Collins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Unfortunately, the plot is too often bogged down by superfluous details that make the book read more like a visitor's guide to Austin, Texas, than a fast-paced novel of romance and revenge. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Following her parents' separation, Zahra is forced into group therapy, where she meets Kali and Syd. Read full book review >

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GIRL V. BOY by Yvonne Collins
FICTION
Released: July 8, 2008

"Smart dialogue and realistic scenes add to the story's appeal. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
When offered a chance to write an anonymous column for the school paper chronicling Dunfield High's efforts in Chicago's citywide literacy challenge, 16-year-old Luisa Perez jumps at the chance. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK SHEEP by Yvonne Collins
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Fans of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries series may migrate to this romantic comedy. (Fiction. YA)"
Kendra Bishop, stunned she's picked to be on The Black Sheep, a trading-places reality show, is helpless when brazen producer Judy Greenberg charges into her life with a camera crew in tow. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON PACK SNACK ATTACK by Joel E. Tanis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Funny to some. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Feeling peckish after a 400-year snooze, six dragons fly off in search of a meal and settle delightedly around Burger Hut (``50% Real Beef!''). ``Fortunately, I am accepting piles of gold today,'' says the beaming owner—but even when their treasure is exhausted, the snaky creatures aren't sated. Read full book review >