Search Results: "Tish Rabe"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE FIRST DAY OF KINDERGARTEN by Tish Rabe
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"While this is a fairly bland treatment compared to Deborah Lee Rose and Carey Armstrong-Ellis' The Twelve Days of Kindergarten (2003), it basically gets the job done. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Rabe follows a young girl through her first 12 days of kindergarten in this book based on the familiar Christmas carol. Read full book review >

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FIVE LITTLE BUNNIES by Tish Rabe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An acceptable and sturdy addition to the Easter basket for baby bunnies deemed too young to handle Dorothy Kunhardt's more satisfying but fragile classic, Pat the Bunny. (Board book. 1-3)"
Following on the successful Five Little Pumpkins (2003), Yaccarino teams with Rabe for bunnies. Read full book review >

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LOVE YOU, HUG YOU, READ TO YOU by Tish Rabe

"A board book both babies and parents will enjoy, though it's not quite original enough to be memorable."
This sweet, simple board book promises the tiniest audiences constant, enduring love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"The authors ably demonstrate that it's never too late for love."
The three women who collaborated on this book celebrate how "grown-up dating is different from dating in your twenties—in a good way!" Read full book review >

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THE ONE AND ONLY ZOË LAMA by Tish Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

Readers will fairly hear a laugh track in the background of this pleasant-enough tween-girl-sitcom-script of a story, companion to 2007's The Invisible Rules of the Zoë Lama. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BLACK LIES by Tish Cohen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Thoughtful and intense, this text is truly about families and the havoc that illness can wreak. (Fiction. YA)"
At 16, Sara Black should know that telling one lie leads to another, but when she transfers from the boondocks to Boston's exclusive Anton High School, she finds herself spinning more lies than she would ever have imagined to conceal her true identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PRIMITIVE HEART by David Rabe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Tedious, prolix tales: Unsympathetic characters may have become a staple of the self-consciously iconoclastic story. But they sure are hard to take."
Brightened sometimes by compassion or deft psychological insight, this collection mainly induces headaches brought on by convoluted, show-off prose and plotless ambivalence. Hurlyburly playwright Rabe would do better to stick to penning plays. Read full book review >

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THE CROSSING GUARD by David Rabe
Released: Oct. 13, 1995

"Every subtlety in this reductive tale of the guilt-ridden versus the life-affirming is eventually spelled out; with some of the self-consciousness of a stage drama inflated to fit the scope of a movie, Rabe's novel too often reads like a bloated screenplay."
Based on the screenplay to Sean Penn's forthcoming movie, playwright Rabe's half-good second novel (Recital of the Dog, 1993) represents a new stage in film novelization: serious writers hired to expand from film scripts without the usual constraints of this normally unheralded genre. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 1998

"Rabe's dramatic—and perhaps, to some, ambiguous—tale shows how unremarkable people can sometimes do remarkable things, and how one evil can, sometimes, be used to fight another. (42 b&w photos, 2 maps) (First printing of 40,000)"
Diaries of a man who is justly called the Oskar Schindler of China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 2010

"A powerful statement about sex, war and identity."
The lives of an American GI and a Vietnamese prostitute briefly intersect in the early years of the Vietnam war. Read full book review >

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TOWN HOUSE by Tish Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"While the humor tends to be self-conscious and pedestrian, Jack ultimately learns the serious lesson that 'the deeper you hide yourself away the harder it becomes to come out.'"
A constellation of characters whose idiosyncrasies make the family of Little Miss Sunshine look like Ozzie and Harriet. Read full book review >

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THE INVISIBLE RULES OF THE ZOË LAMA by Tish Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Sitcom style for familiar themes. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Children with their own insightful rules on life have become a popular vehicle for poignant themes. Read full book review >