Search Results: "Tara Calahan King"


BOOK REVIEW

FOUR BOYS NAMED JORDAN by Jessica Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Required reading for prospective parents. (Picture book. 6-8)"
What price faddish baby-naming? Read full book review >

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SUPERHERO MAX by Lawrence David
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2002

"But it's his unwavering determination and quick thinking that's inspiring; with his father's gentle insistence, Max goes to school sans costume and ends up making friends the old-fashioned way—by just being himself. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What to do when you haven't found any friends at your new school and it's already (gasp!) Read full book review >

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ENEMY PIE by Derek Munson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Invite readers to order up a bowl of Betsy Everitt's Mean Soup (1992) instead, or a slice of Margie Palatini's Piggie Pie (1995). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bland pictures and superficial presentation sink this problem-solver. Read full book review >

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ODD VELVET by Mary E. Whitcomb
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The story lands where it was headed; different is not odd when it's understood. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two newcomers celebrate oddity and making do with less in this story of a girl named Velvet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TARA ROAD by Maeve Binchy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 1999

"One of Binchy's best. (Book-of-the-month main selection; author tour)"
Once again, Binchy (The Glass Lake, 1995, etc.) memorably limns the lives of ordinary people caught in the traps sprung by life and loving hearts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Heavily illustrated, the volume includes scene sketches for Tara and the burning of Atlanta, costume sketches, makeup stills, and more. (Abrams; $39.95; Nov.; 224 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3684-4; Book-of-the-Month Club selection)"
Harmetz, who has previously chronicled the making of The Wizard of Oz and Casablanca, now turns to the Great American Movie: Gone With the Wind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

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KING by Kevin J. High
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A surprising amount of real analysis is embedded within this political fable, but it remains more fairy tale than meticulous study."
Combining both political fantasy and theory, the author imagines how he would reconstruct the federal government if he suddenly found himself king of the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Harvard Sitkoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Serviceable but undistinguished fare for those disinclined to read more substantial texts."
Concise biography of the famed civil-rights leader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TARA DUNCAN AND THE SPELLBINDERS by Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"High fantasy for middle-schoolers who just can't get enough of it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An adventurous preteen encounters inter-dimensional portals, magical powers and mysterious parentage in this overstuffed first book of a bestselling European fantasy series. Read full book review >

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KING by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1999

"Spare and dreamlike, yet for all its delicacy harshly real: a story that opens a window on a world easily ignored, and makes its case long after the last page is turned."
As usual from Berger (Isabelle, 1998, etc.), a deceptively simple tale—here, about a day in the life of a homeless couple and their German Shepard, on whom they rely—turns into a thing of eloquence and beauty, with tragedy and humanity evident in equal measure. Read full book review >

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KING & KING by Linda de Haan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Hurrah to newcomers de Haan and Nijland and to the publisher for bringing them to an American audience. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Move over, Princess Smartypants: this Dutch import arrives to take top honors in the fairytale-fracturing department. Read full book review >