Books by Peter Anderson

The Unspeakable by Peter  Anderson
Released: Sept. 21, 2014

"An impressive tale, written in a sure-handed style, that vividly exposes the heavy personal and cultural costs of racism. "
A debut novel details a betrayal in apartheid South Africa. Read full book review >
THE REALLY AMAZING ANIMAL BOOK by Dawn Sirett
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 12, 1996

The Really Amazing Animal Book ($9.95; Dec. 12, 1996; 16 pp.; 0- 7894-1265-9): A really amazingly cluttered animal book of photographs and goofy drawings, accompanied by a goggle-eyed rubber alligator-cum-host, who asks questions that are answered (sort of) in double-page spreads. Punchy headlines and two or three sentences introduce the topic, e.g., under ``Powerful Poisons'' are photos of ``stabbing stingers'' (a sea anemone), ``fatal fangs'' (a rattlesnake), ``fast killer'' (Australian funnelweb spider), ``toxic chew'' (Gila monster), and ``bad skin'' (fire salamander). The book offers little real information, and attempts to hold interest with quips from cartoon characters who appear throughout. Glib and messy. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-7) Read full book review >