Search Results: "A.J. Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

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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LANDS OF LONG AGO by A.J. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"Eye-opening discoveries await readers who think wheelbarrows, eyeglasses, street signs, and forks have always been around. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Ten scenes from Neolithic Britain to the "golden age of piracy" are laced with anachronisms for alert young historians to spot. Read full book review >

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OUR VIETNAM by A.J. Langguth
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"A grimly powerful procession of folly and tragedy."
An epic account of America's involvement in Vietnam by a historian who covered much of the war for the New York Times. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A biblical travelogue—and far funnier than your standard King James."
Esquire editor-at-large Jacobs, who read the entire 2002 Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know-It-All (2004), embarks on his second lofty exploit: a year of living the Bible "as literally as possible." Read full book review >

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STEALING FROM THE DEAD by A.J. Zerries
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Zerries (The Lost Van Gogh, 2006) keeps both great matters and small moving along smartly courtesy of what may be New York's toughest female cop."
An NYPD detective incongruously juggles a gang of murderous swindlers whose ill-gotten gains are financing international terrorism and a more traditional kind of gang that operates considerably closer to the streets of New York. Read full book review >

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'74 AND SUNNY by A.J. Benza
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2015

"A warm and honest memoir."
A sometimes-abrasive radio and TV personality's unexpectedly touching memoir about "the best summer of [his] life." Read full book review >

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EVEN MONSTERS... by A.J. Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A humorous, somewhat unoriginal offering—for kids who prefer monsters to dinosaurs. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who says monsters can only be frightful? Read full book review >

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CAPTIVE by A.J. Grainger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"What better forbidden romance than with a man who chloroforms a girl and zip-ties her to a bed? (Thriller. 12-14)"
The 16-year-old daughter of the U.K.'s prime minister is kidnapped by terrorists. Read full book review >

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DEATH FOR OLD TIME'S SAKE by A.J. Orde
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"A winner."
The third outing for Denver antiques dealer/decorator Jason Lynx (Death and the Dogwalker; A Little Neighborhood Murder) reopens an issue Jason thought was permanently closed: Who badly burned him as a toddler and abandoned him to an orphanage? Read full book review >