Search Results: "Ted M. Dunagan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SALVATION OF MISS LUCRETIA by Ted M.  Dunagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"A preachy, condescending tone makes this one a disappointing episode in an otherwise successful series. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Set in rural Alabama in 1949, this is another episode in the adventures of two young boys, Ted and Poudlum, who have forged a friendship across the racial divide (Trouble on the Tombigbee, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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TROUBLE ON THE TOMBIGBEE by Ted M.  Dunagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This one will appeal to those already fond of Ted and Poudlum and gain them some new fans, too. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A follow-up to the well-loved A Yellow Watermelon (2007) and Secret of the Satilfa (2010); all three volumes follow Ted and Poudlum, a pair of fast friends who happen to be of different races as they negotiate their way through a segregated rural Alabama of the 1940s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A YELLOW WATERMELON by Ted Dunagan
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A memorable, generous-hearted tale. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Ted Dillon is an innocent white boy in rural Alabama in 1948, but his new friendships with a black boy named Poudlum Robinson and an escaped black convict named Jake introduce him to a world where greed and racism intersect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FALL OF SUMMER by Ted M. Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2014

"This is a very impressive debut. One looks forward to Alexander's second novel, due out next year."
A typical coming-of-age novel with a couple of murders thrown in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT'S SO FUNNY?   by Donna M. Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"Mildly entertaining and informative but neither laugh-a-minute nor substantial enough for reports. (further reading, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
A light introduction to the appealing, complicated subject of humor lacks the depth to do it justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

After & Before by Ted M. Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"An arresting novel that grounds its story first before spinning readers off into a rewarding, dreamlike finale.

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In Alexander's (The Fall of Summer, 2014) psychological thriller, a woman undergoing hypnotherapy has trouble distinguishing reality from visions of what seems to be another life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NAME GAME by Donna M. Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"While the subject matter is unlikely to be a first investigative choice with the set this is aimed at, those interested in what we name things and why will be pleased to encounter this well-researched and engagingly presented book. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This informative picture book about onomastics reveals how names are chosen, from celebrity baby names to pets' names to names for cars, companies and hurricanes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRISPIN AND THE 3 LITTLE PIGLETS by Ted Dewan
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2003

"Any child who's ever had to make room for siblings will sympathize with Crispin and recognize themselves as he eases into the role of big brother. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A privileged piglet adjusts to life with triplets in Dewan's sequel to Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All (not reviewed). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IDITAROD DREAM by Ted Wood
by Ted Wood, photographed by Ted Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1996

"An attractive volume that captures the thrill of the race and comes with a bonus—Dusty takes first place. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A detailed, carefully written account of a 15-year-old boy's participation in the Junior Iditarod in Alaska, with large, colorful, action-packed photographs of the race. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOP SECRET by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Aim at older readers: The pages are often divided into comic-strip panels, and can be confusing; Dewan's rendering of the child is less adept than his other images, so that the hoisting up of the sleeping girl looks awkward and a little frightening. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Written in prose reminiscent of a spy or detective novel, Dewan reveals the secrets behind the tooth-fairy legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIG JIMMY’S KUM KAU CHINESE TAKE OUT by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Readers won't just drink in its transporting atmosphere, but will soon be on their way to their nearest Chinese community to taste the very air as well as the food. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a fond salute, Lewin (Red Legs, p. 588, etc.) introduces readers to his favorite Chinese take-out place. Read full book review >

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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 >