Search Results: "Ted Halstead"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Long in vision, admirable in scope, vacuous in application."
A fast-paced, shotgun-style cornucopia of public-policy innovations intended to offer a cohesive agenda for revitalizing American politics, economy, and civil society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERYWHERE SPIRIT by Stephen Halstead
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A satisfying story filtered through one man's journey to overcome his past."
The world of high-stakes horse racing as told through one jockey's coming of age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEST VIRGINIA by Joe Halstead
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"No Look Homeward Angel this; rather a hapless family and road-trip blues."
In Halstead's debut, young Jamie Paddock is pulled home to the hard-worn, poverty-stricken West Virginia mountains by the apparent suicide of his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTER, HAVE I TOLD YOU? by Rachel Coyne
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Prismatic figures dance, bend, and radiate color, reflecting nature's bounty. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In an ode to women and Mother Earth, a mother addresses her daughter in a poem filled with images of nature as feminine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLIE AND ZORA by Barbara Burris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"The result, however, of such obvious emotional machinations is curiously unaffecting. (Fiction. 8-10)"
When Zora finds a stray cat she knows that her mean stepmother will not let her keep it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS WORK by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inviting. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Mechanization is not in sight in this look at how animals still help humans at work and at play. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW MUCH? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Young armchair travelers will taste the foods, hear the crowds and long to buy a treasure from the boy at the flea market selling his action figures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Although Lewin has already introduced readers to markets in an earlier effort, he retains the ability to fascinate viewers of all ages with his complex images, authentic representations of people and places from around the globe, and his practiced traveler's eye, which allows him to select a moment in time and capture it with his brush. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY GETS THE ZAPPER by Ted Dewan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"It's an even bet whether children or weary parents will yearn more for a remote like this one. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The TV remote begins changing more than just channels once Baby gets hold of it: one "ZAP!" and all the toys get up and play on their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMAZON BOY by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"A book whose plea is especially effective because it simply states the facts—and shows the river's beauty. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The author of When the Rivers Go Home (1992) returns to Brazil for a look at the mouth of the Amazon, as seen by a boy whose father takes him from their jungle home to coastal BelÇm as a birthday excursion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARKET! by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"What journeys he'll inspire! (Picture book. 5+)"
Lewin (Sacred River, 1995, etc.) expertly plies pen and brush in a rousing invitation to six far-flung marketplaces where vibrant color and lively haggling replace mass production and spurious supermarket specials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I SEE AND SEE by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A useful instructional addition for beginning readers who need to experience success. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The latest entry in the I Like to Read series involves very little reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BERNIE by Ted Rall
by Ted Rall, illustrated by Ted Rall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"An effective, if unapologetically partisan, primer on a strong voice from the left to counter the Democrats' rightward shift."
More than a campaign biography, this graphic narrative traces the decline and possible resurgence of liberalism within the Democratic Party. Read full book review >