Search Results: "Tom Wells"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR WITHIN by Tom Wells
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A balanced, absorbing, tragic narrative of the massive groundswell of popular revulsion that eventually thwarted the directors of America's war in Southeast Asia. (47 b&w photographs- -not seen)"
Immense, painstakingly researched, painfully engrossing account of how the battle on America's home front ended its longest and least popular war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Heavy going at times, but nonetheless an eye-opening indictment of a myopic criminal-justice system."
The arrest, trial and conviction of four sailors accused in the 1997 rape and murder of another sailor's teenage wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE IN THE MAIL by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"For a sense of period, you could hardly do better than these evocative illustrations. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Andreasen (Tattered Sails, 2001, etc.) has chosen to frame this tale about a pre-Depression Kentucky family getting a new mail-order house as a scrapbook, with 11-year-old Emily's narrative running alongside arrays of drawings, advertisements, diagrams, antique-looking photos, small keepsakes, and other memorabilia, all rendered with photorealistic precision. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

USE YOUR WORDS, SOPHIE! by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Absolutely enchanting—a must-have for the new-sibling shelf. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Sophie, the spirited mouse toddler, is back—navigating sisterhood with mischief and delight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FELIX STANDS TALL by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Concise and kid-appropriate language combines with darling drawings (who can resist cute little guinea pigs?) for another feather in Wells' literary cap. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A sweet little story about the power of friendship and learning to stand up—to anyone! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX & RUBY AT THE WARTHOGS' WEDDING by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"The winning illustrations and lighthearted storytelling that made Max and Ruby such a hit are on display; unfortunately, the gimmick distracts from them. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Max accidentally loses the Warthogs' wedding ring, a treasure hunt ensues, with Ruby leading the way. Read full book review >

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TIME-OUT FOR SOPHIE by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2013

"Readers will clamor for more of the irrepressible Sophie, while parents will secretly smile—sheer delight. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Sophie gleefully makes mischief until Granny cleverly responds in this soon-to-be favorite about the joys of raising (and being) a toddler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX’S BUNNY BUSINESS by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"In a story full of sweet eats—not to mention candy-colored artwork—he supplies the palate cleanser of comeuppance. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wells's Max and Ruby have been mainstays on the young-young reader/listener scene for many years now. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMOTHY’S TALES FROM HILLTOP SCHOOL by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Be prepared to laugh out loud. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Timothy and his classmates are back in this follow-up to Timothy Goes to School (2001) and they are as heartwarming and true-to-life as ever. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOKO’S PAPER CRANES by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Still, Yoko's fans will be pleased to see a new story, and may be so dazzled by the illustrations that they will not notice the weaknesses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Origami cranes take metaphoric flight from West to East in this tale of Yoko the kitten's earnest efforts to maintain a connection to her grandparents in Japan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDWARD IN DEEP WATER by Rosemary Wells
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"It's a worthy thought, although, unlike Wells's Bunny Planet series (Voyage to the Bunny Planet, 1992, etc.), the plots are rudimentary and interchangeable. (Picture book. 2-4)"
One of three variations on a theme, aimed directly at impatient parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VOYAGE TO THE BUNNY PLANET by Rosemary Wells
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"89 each. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boxed set of three miniature books add up to more than the sum of their parts. Read full book review >