Search Results: "Tom Paxton"


BOOK REVIEW

BIRDS OF A FEATHER by Tom Paxton
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 23, 1993

"A beautiful, welcome addition. (Folklore/Picture book. 5+)"
Paxton and Rayevsky add a fourth to their well-received Aesops with ten more tales in verse, with a good balance between the familiar (``The Wind and the Sun'') and the less so (``The Cat and the Fox''; ``The Cock and the Pearl''). Read full book review >

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THE MARVELOUS TOY by Tom Paxton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"While her invention can never live up to the imaginary pictures readers will have installed in their minds, it certainly comes close. (Picture book. 5+)"
``It went ZIP went it moved/And BOP when it stopped/And WHIRR when it stood still./I never knew just what it was,/And I guess I never will.'' That refrain appears periodically in a tale of a father's childhood toy, which he passes on to his son when the time is right. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS by Tom Paxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The story's matter-of- fact telling and the way characters appear to make eye contact with readers give this a subtle, comfortably tongue-in-cheek tone. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Well, it could have happened this way. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS' LULLABY by Tom Paxton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 19, 1993

"Attractive. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A soporific song with verses about animals—``Foxes are drowsy/Deep in their cool, dark den./Sleep little red-tailed foxes,/Morning will come again./Good night foxes,/Good night.'' Listeners who manage to stay awake through the first dozen repetitions of the singsong-y melody (included) can go on to a 13th (sunset and sandman) and the last (``Children are snuggling''). Read full book review >

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ANDROCLES AND THE LION by Tom Paxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 1991

With nine more tales, the third collection of Aesop from this duo. Read full book review >

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A BOY NO MORE by Paxton Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 15, 1992

"An autobiography that is exactly what it means to be—and no more. (B&w photos.)"
Third and final installment in a series (A Boy's War, 1990; Being a Boy, 1988) about Davis's youth. Read full book review >

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THE PLAZA by Guillermo Paxton
Released: May 1, 2012

"An engaging read that will undoubtedly awaken readers to the horrors of the drug war."
In Paxton's novel, a journalist fights for his sanity and his life on the cartel-infested streets of Juarez, Mexico. Read full book review >

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HOMUNCULUS by Hugh Paxton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"Superimposing your own monsters on a barbaric war doesn't work."
Fearsome robots compound the misery of Sierra Leone's civil war, in an over-the-top first novel from British journalist Paxton that lurches through various genres. 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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"Delicately excavates the skeletons in the clutter."
With reverent curiosity, Paxton shares the stories of hoarders from a distinctive perspective. Read full book review >

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THE ANATOMY OF FASCISM by Robert O. Paxton
NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 2004

"A solid contribution to political literature, and of much interest to students of 20th-century history."
An immensely learned consideration of "the major political innovation of the twentieth century, and the source of much of its pain." Read full book review >