Search Results: "Tobi Tobias"


BOOK REVIEW

A WORLD OF WORDS by Tobi Tobias
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Book combines quotes about books by Kate Guess, Thomas Jefferson, and M.B. Goffstein with an illustration of a small girl in a bathtub boat; Opal Whiteley's and Seamus Heaney's quotations for Shadow face a rabbit father and child who are making people shadows on the wall. (Picture book. 5-10)"
With great imagination and finesse, Tobias and Malone rework the well-burnished components of an alphabet book and a quotation book into an eclectic whole. Read full book review >

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SERENDIPITY by Tobi Tobias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Caution: may inspire crankiness in some wordsmiths. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Tobias, who wrote the wondrous A World of Words (1998), disappoints in this one, which never actually defines the word with which it plays. Read full book review >

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POT LUCK by Tobi Tobias
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1993

"A charming story, with spirited realistic dialogue that's especially entertaining read aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Sophie telephones, Gram urges her to come to dinner ``today''—but ``you'll have to take pot luck.'' Gram defines the term for Rachel, then (to Rachel's puzzlement) spends the day shopping, preparing a festive meal, and tidying the house. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF TOBIAS by Sylvie Germain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2000

"An acquired taste, her ineffably odd books are nevertheless highly accomplished performances."
The most recent (1998) of Germain's highly charged Gothic antiromances set in the French countryside (close kin to her The Book of Nights and Night of Amber) is a quirky retelling of the biblical apocryphal tale of Tobias. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF TOBIAS by Jan Mark
adapted by Jan Mark, illustrated by Rachel Merriman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Newcomer Merriman creates sand- colored, unfussy paintings, with eccentric perspectives and idiosyncratic faces and features. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mark (Fun With Mrs. Thumb, 1993, etc.) offers a story from the Apocrypha, a collection of biblical books included in ancient versions of the Old Testament, about a young man who saves his family from destitution with the assistance of an angel. Read full book review >

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DOOR TO DOOR by Tobi Tobin
Released: Oct. 7, 2003

"A potentially dramatic story about the price of the fast life, unfortunately drowned by an adolescent mindset."
A wannabe model bottoms out in LA. Read full book review >

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WRITERS HARVEST 3 by Tobias Wolff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A strong and varied anthology gathered for a worthwhile cause."
The money raised by these Writer's Harvest anthologies, which collect representative work by both new and well-established writers, is donated to the Share Our Strength coalition, devoted to ending hunger, thus allowing writers, in the words of Tobias Wolff, "the chance to put their work at the service of others without any sanctimonious distortions of their voices and interests." Read full book review >

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MONSTER MUNCH by Tobias  Krejtschi
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2017

"A bit of geometry and a bit of physiology add up to monstrous fun. (Board book. 2-4)"
What do monsters of various shapes eat? Why, food of various shapes, of course! Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN by Tobias Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Hill's grasp of history is more impressive than his hold on his characters."
Ancient and modern Greece meet in this ambitious, slow-paced story of an archaeological dig whose members have a hidden agenda. Read full book review >

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CORYDON AND THE FALL OF ATLANTIS by Tobias Druitt
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"The author promises one more episode, set at Troy. (glossary) (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Driven by the same agile imagination and lively wit that animated Corydon and the Island of Monsters (2006), this sequel sends goat-footed young Corydon off to Atlantis to rescue his friend, the gentle Minotaur. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

This quirky combination of autobiography, politics, and investment advice leaves the impression that being (and becoming) wealthy is pretty interesting work. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A one-hour documentary based on the book will air on PBS-TV in the fall."
Using a governing metaphor a bit less subtle than a strip mine, environmentalist, author, and filmmaker Tobias argues that humanity is waging a war of aggression against the planet, a ``melancholy war which is destroying Earth and all her precious progeny.'' He travels around China, Indonesia, India, Kenya, the US, and Antarctica and returns, laden with fact and anecdote, to tell us that there are too many of us and that rapine economic development is killing the planet. Read full book review >