Search Results: "Thea Feldman"


BOOK REVIEW

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER by Thea Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Fans of the TV special will be drawn to this edition of the beloved story; others may want to check out the new interpretation of the original story by Robert L. May, publishing on Sept. 30, 2014. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The version of the holiday story that has been shown on television for the past 50 years is the basis for this interpretation of Rudolph's tale. Read full book review >

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WHO YOU CALLIN’ CHICKEN? by Thea Feldman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Still, audiences will crow over it. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7)"
This quick tour through the wacky world of exotic chicken breeds combines show-stopping color photos with breezy, lightly factual commentary. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Save the elephants! (postscript, captioned photographs, glossary) (Memoir. 10-16)"
"In 1999, I was asked to accept a herd of troubled wild elephants on my game reserve, Thula Thula. I had no idea how challenging it would be or how much my life would be enriched." Read full book review >

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SURYIA SWIMS! by Bhagavan "Doc" Antle
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"The orangutan's face has a natural charm, and he seems to be smiling as he enjoys his time in the water. Suryia's interactions with his pool pals will bring smiles to the faces of animal lovers young and old. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 3-9)"
Suryia the orangutan learns to swim in this fascinating story that features appealing photographs of the amazing ape swimming with his trainer and an array of other animals that live in the same nature preserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 26, 2011

"The clean, photo album-like design, high-interest topic, accessible text and captivating images will likely garner Suryia and Roscoe legions of new friends. (author's note, map) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young animal lovers, especially those compelled by the story of the stranded baby hippo and giant tortoise introduced in Isabella and Craig Hatkoffs' Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship (2006), will be eager to read about this unlikely pairing between a stray dog and an orangutan in a wildlife preserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VANISHING POINTS by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Sometimes cerebrally overengaged in style, but always fresh and inventive."
Throughout this Australian writer's harsh-to-playfully satiric novels (Hunting the Wild Pineapple, 1991, etc.), the massive idiocy of institutionalized greed—an individual's or a country's—is dismembered sinew-by-socket. Read full book review >

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REVENGE OF THE LIZARD CLUB by Thea  Stilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2013

"The plot is uneven, but mild surprises and bright colors will appeal to reluctant female readers. (Graphic fiction. 7-10)"
The Thea Sisters uncover a conspiracy to destroy the environment during the heated competitions for student-club presidencies. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF WHALE ISLAND by Thea  Stilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2013

"For Stilton readers who prioritize interpersonal relationships and friendship over mysteries and action. (Graphic fantasy. 7-10)"
The first book in the graphic-novel spinoff of the Thea Stilton chapter books, themselves spinoffs of the Geronimo Stilton franchise. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING LIGHT by Thea Harrison
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Beautifully written, boldly imaginative, action-packed and captivating."
Part of an ancient contingent sent to Earth to destroy the Deceiver, Mary and Michael have lost nearly all of their friends over the thousands of years they've existed here, but now, despite exhaustion and grief, victory may be in sight for the soul mates. Read full book review >

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THE SLOW NATIVES by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"With humor and bite, then, some deep discoveries about shallow lives."
The work of this Australian writer (Vanishing Points, 1992, etc.)—in a diction studded with some breathtaking images and conceits—continues to strengthen in depth and focus, and Astley again penetrates the shrouding canopies of loneliness to find the hope of rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEVENTH LEVEL by Jody Feldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Give your brainteaser fans Carey Benedict's The Unknowns (2009) instead. (Mystery. 8-11)"
At Lauer Middle School, an invitation to join "The Legend," a supersecret group that plans community-service projects, is the most exciting honor imaginable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LUCY by Ellen Feldman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Highly romanticized, oddly apolitical, and not very compelling."
Historical about the love affair between FDR and Lucy Mercer, from Lucy's point of view. Read full book review >