Search Results: "A.J. Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"A bit much for some readers, but certain to please the legions of woodworking aficionados."
A fact-filled celebration of wood in human history. Read full book review >

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A.J. AYER by Ben Rogers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A delightful discourse on an extraordinarily full life: Rogers succeeds in capturing the spirit of a philosophical maverick who many loved to hate."
A sympathetic treatment of one of the 20th century's best-known British philosophers. Read full book review >

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EGG! by A.J. Wood
by A.J. Wood, illustrated by Stella Stilwell
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Still, the delicately detailed art and appealing format make this an attractive additional purchase. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
A handsome puzzle book depicting a dozen eggs, with accordion folds that open to reveal what's inside each (ostrich, crocodile, platypus, corn snake, shark, turtle, etc.) and to show its parent and other stages (like tadpoles) and display similar animals (e.g., all five birds that lay eggs underground). Read full book review >

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GRANT WOOD by R. Tripp Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2010

"An overly analytical biography, but one that goes a long way toward upending assumptions about Wood's work."
A portrait of painter Grant Wood (1891-1942) as a melancholy, closeted man. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2009

"A perfectly paced, beautifully crafted and moving end to a memorable fantasy. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this finale to the Touchstone Trilogy, past and present magically converge when 12-year-old Midge completes the work begun by her great-great aunt Celandine decades before to rescue five ancient tribes of little people hiding from the human world in the woods of Mill Farm. Read full book review >

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OLIVER'S WOOD by Sue Hendra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Gouache illustrations look much like linoleum prints—blocks of bright colors, mainly blue and ocher— and the chubby animals, with their bulging white eyes, are undeniably friendly territory. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Oliver, an owl, stays up past his bedtime at the end of one night and sees something he has never seen before—the sun. Read full book review >

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PENHALE WOOD by Julia Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2017

"The elegant writing, complex characters, and surprising conclusion of Thomas' second (The English Boys, 2016) all add up to a fine mystery that will appeal to readers of Catriona McPherson's psychological thrillers."
A cold case turns hot enough to burn lives to the ground. Read full book review >

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NATALIE WOOD by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Full of informed and intelligent observations regarding both Wood's mindset and the politics of Hollywood, but ultimately a wearying, depressing portrait. (65 photos)"
An easily familiar biography of the actress, from a personal friend who fails to connect some of the critical pieces in her puzzle. Read full book review >

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NORWEGIAN WOOD by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A contemporary equivalent of This Side of Paradise or Vile Bodies, and another solid building-block in one of contemporary fiction's most energetic and impressive bodies of work."
A first US appearance of a novel originally published in 1987, this crisp portrayal of "flaming youth" in the late 1960s proves one of Murakami's most appealing—if uncharacteristic—books. Read full book review >

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WINTER WOOD by David Spohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"This vignette doesn't have the depth or complexity of Spohn's Nate's Treasure (p. 256), but the understated illustrations, nicely composed of tiny black points and muted colors, perfectly convey the story's companionable warmth and the pleasure of the shared task. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On a bitter cold day, Matt (who's black) and his dad (blond) bundle up for a trip to the woods to chop a sledful of logs—work vigorous enough to make them shed their jackets despite the weather. Read full book review >

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WILD WOOD by Posie Graeme-Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"More gripping entertainment from a seasoned professional."
Revisiting the interconnected-mysteries-separated-by-centuries setup that worked so well in The Island House (2012, etc.), Graeme-Evans sends an Australian adoptee searching for her birth mother to a castle on the England-Scotland border.Read full book review >

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SOLSTICE WOOD by Patricia A. McKillip
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"As always, McKillip writes sparely, with elegance and precision, and this time disguises her usual insufficiency of plot behind an annoying and disconcerting succession of first-person narrators."
A contemporary revisit to Lynn Hall (Winter Rose, 1996), the huge, decaying mansion surrounded by thick woods where the boundaries between our world and the magical Otherworld grow thin. Read full book review >