Search Results: "Tohby Riddle"


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THE SINGING HAT by Tohby Riddle
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 2001

"A lovely book and an equally lovely tale full of decency and graciousness, this is worthy of reflection in a feckless world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Some moments in a life pass by strangely, and such is the case with Colin Jenkins in Riddle's (The Great Escape from City Zoo, 1999) decidedly peculiar picture book. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT ESCAPE FROM CITY ZOO by Tohby Riddle
Released: Sept. 13, 1999

A deadpan lesson on starting over, and the obstacles to be met on the way. Read full book review >

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THE WORD SNOOP by Ursula Dubosarsky
Released: July 1, 2009

"Riddle's simple cartoons, often visual puns, enhance the playful nature of this thoroughly engaging, well-crafted primer. (timeline, glossary, code key) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Fascinating facts about words and the English language abound in this giddy Australian import (The Word Spy, 2008), narrated by the exuberant "Word Snoop," who discloses her discoveries to her "dear readers" in a chatty, conspiratorial style. Read full book review >

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THE SOLACE OF STONES by Julie Riddle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Evocative prose illuminates the narrative's people and places, but the author's prolonged self-absorption eventually becomes tedious."
Riddle (Senior Writer/Whitworth Univ.) chronicles her life growing up in the Montana wilderness. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Riddle pays gardeners a high compliment: He makes you eager to get out in the garden, fill your hands with dirt, and grab the weeder with relish."
Plantsman Riddle unfolds the leisurely story of his garden's evolution—both in his mind and on the ground—in a honeyed, but never cloying, voice. Read full book review >

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THE EDUCATION OF RUBY LOONFOOT by Paxton Riddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Strong stuff, badly written: a hardcover debut from second-novelist Riddle."
Excess upon excess as an Ojibwe girl endures horrific abuse at a Catholic boarding school. Read full book review >

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A SIMPLE STORY by Leila Guerriero
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A timeless tale rendered in spare, evocative prose."
The story of one man's quest, simply and movingly told. Read full book review >

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Moving Beyond Duality by Dorothy I. Riddle
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 11, 2015

"A thoroughly researched argument for a nonbinary approach to understanding the world that's likely to find both fervent adherents and strong critics."
A manifesto and manual for readers looking to expand their capacities for kindness and mindfulness while also minimizing harm in the world at large. Read full book review >

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MARGARASH by Mark Riddle
by Mark Riddle, illustrated by Tim Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A sweet tale of a mutual passion and an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young boy's misguided dismissal of legend lands him in the clutches of the possessive Margarash. Read full book review >

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DEPARTURE by A. G. Riddle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"This sci-fi mystery starts strong, but the tangled plot that follows ultimately fails to satisfy."
Survivors of an unusual plane crash race to understand a strange new world. Read full book review >