Search Results: "Travis Foster"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND...THE PEAS AND CARROTS by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Too finicky by half to have its day in court. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"The Princess and the Pea," courtesy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.Read full book review >

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WHAT'S NEW AT THE ZOO? by Adolph Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Fresh and vintage at the same time; an accompanying CD would have made it perfect. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Can't all the animals just get along? Read full book review >

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FOWL PLAY by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Amusing to the point of provoking an inquiry. Really, it's the bee's knees. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Idioms get a run for their money in this good-humored and stimulating piece of wordplay from Nichols. Read full book review >

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MATTHEW MEETS THE MAN by Travis Nichols
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A light-hearted tale of a likable kid trying to be cool and survive high school at the same time. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Matthew Swanbeck takes on "The Man" in this humorous slice of high-school life. Read full book review >

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ON THE COME UP by Travis Hunter
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Despite some flaws, there is heart and wisdom to be found here. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Part 'hood fairy tale, part slice of life, this warm but uneven chronicle sees a pair of twins from Atlanta achieve hard-won and unexpected successes. Read full book review >

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Released: June 1, 2011

"A solid, suspenseful follow-up to the mesmerizing debut."
The saga of young Chris Buckley continues in the second volume of the Solitary Tales series. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Geared to musicians with a passion for shredding, the work's coolest message is, 'You came to rock, so ROCK!' (Nonfiction. YA)"
In a breezy but firm tone, Nichols dispenses his message of what being in a self-made band is all about—definitely not a gig for conceited poseurs craving audience adoration. Read full book review >

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TWO THE HARD WAY by Travis Hunter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The didactism that is an element of this genre is here handled with a deft touch and never gets in the way of the storytelling. (Fiction. YA)"
High-school football star Romeo Braxton has more than the game on his mind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF ITALY by David Travis
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Discography'' (no specific titles); index not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
Latest in the Portraits of the Nations series: a well-written overview of contemporary political, social, and economic issues, as well as the history and geography of the Italian peninsula, usefully organized around three themes—the role of history in shaping present-day Italy; the peoples of Italy, past and present; and the regional diversity of modern Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ARCHIVIST’S STORY by Travis Holland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"A historical novel of subtle power and tremendous grace."
Holland offers an elegiac tale of life in Soviet Russia in his debut novel. Read full book review >