Search Results: "Tom Birdseye"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST CALL ME STUPID by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Lively and well plotted, with funny—as well as touching—scenes and a satisfyingly upbeat ending. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Patrick's problem with reading stems from the trauma of his long-absent father calling him ``Stupid'' and locking him in a closet. Read full book review >

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TARANTULA SHOES by Tom Birdseye
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1995

"If the moral is a bit predictable, it's still a good one in this amusing, modestly agreeable bit of fluff. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ryan doesn't like anything about his family's move from Arizona to Kentucky, not the pink walls of his room, the humid weather, or the weird neighbor who insists on being friendly. Read full book review >

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A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2006

"Readers fond of such ideas will find it engaging. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Stubbornness creates, prolongs and then ultimately manages to take the edge off a feud in this comfortably conventional family tale. Read full book review >

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STORM MOUNTAIN by Tom Birdseye
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

When Cat's cousin Ty steals her father's ashes and heads up Storm Mountain, Cat takes off after him, setting up a fast-paced adventure in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Read full book review >

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A REGULAR FLOOD OF MISHAP by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1994

"In this comical, reassuring tale, Lloyd's precise lines and clean colors make even the wildest mishaps look curiously tidy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Poor Ima Bean! Read full book review >

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OH YEAH! by Tom Birdseye
by Tom Birdseye, illustrated by Ethan Long
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2003

"The muted pallet of rusts, aquas, and tans, fitting since it's dark, might put some off, but the whole is a nice addition to the fear-of-the-dark and camping canons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two boys camping out in the backyard have a war of words and one-upmanship. Read full book review >

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SOAP! SOAP! DON'T FORGET THE SOAP! by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

"A natural for reading aloud. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Plug Honeycut has ``such a poor memory some say he'd forget his own name,'' so when Mama sends him to the store he chants her instructions, over and over, until a bullfrog distracts him. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, JACK! THE GIANT IS BACK! by Tom Birdseye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Great fun. (Picture book 5-8)"
Clever Jack of English folklore has stolen the hen that lays golden eggs, the harp that sings, and bags of money. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"Their families are also presented in a generous light, making this a heartwarming and unexpectedly fascinating book. (further reading) (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Birdseyes, subtitling their book ``Kids Talk about Faith,'' offer the religious beliefs and other interests of six students from Corvallis, Oregon, in short, first-person essays, along with Crum's full-color, snapshot-like photographs from the youngsters' daily lives. Read full book review >

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VASTATION by Lewis E. Birdseye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2012

"A moving adventure story about the volatility of the father-son bond."
In Birdseye's oddly compelling fiction debut, a father-son hiking trip goes violently wrong. Read full book review >

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BOAT WORKS by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"No need for a life jacket; all these vessels glide smoothly into port. (Board book. 1-3)"
When you sail away on these seas, the vessel can be any you choose. Read full book review >