Search Results: "Adrienne Mayor"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"A surprising account of material overlooked or misunderstood by both historians of science and interpreters of Greek myth. (83 b&w illustrations)"
Scientific paleontology began in the 19th century, but the ever-curious Greeks were well aware of fossils. Here's a clear account of what they knew about them—and what they made of the strange bones they found. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Readers interested in mythology and paleontology will be intrigued. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Researchers have used fossils to understand much about the prehistoric world, but this work shows how a passionate woman with a curious mind studies them to understand how early peoples devised their myths and legends. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZONS by Adrienne Mayor
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2014

"Thanks to Mayor's scholarship, these fearsome fighters are attaining their historical respectability."
An encyclopedic study of the barbarian warrior women of Western Asia, revealing how new archaeological discoveries uphold the long-held myths and legends. Read full book review >

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LITTLE ELEPHANT'S WALK by Adrienne Kennaway
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

"Classified as fiction, but less a story than an excellent introduction to African wildlife. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The 1988 Greenaway winner (Crafty Chameleon), who is noted for striking watercolors illustrating animal fables, surveys African animals as seen by Little Elephant while he roams the plains and forests with his mother. Read full book review >

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DOGS DON'T WEAR GLASSES by Adrienne Geoghegan
ANIMALS
Released: April 16, 1996

"For preschoolers, satisfying silliness. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Nanny Needles, readers discover in the pictures, needs glasses, but she places the blame for all the accidents around the house on her poor dog: When she dumps the trash on the floor, Seymour is reprimanded for his clumsiness; when she washes his blanket and bones instead of the laundry, she decides that Seymour needs a haircut to improve his eyesight. Read full book review >

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BUSHBABY by Adrienne Kennaway
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A talented illustrator sets forth on her first solo effort, an engaging pourquoi tale: Yearning for the best figs, little Bushbaby takes a low-tide path to a tree guarded by a sleeping- -but fierce—monitor lizard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GATEKEEPER by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 29, 2003

"Quiet, unassuming, yet charismatic, the ever-readable Sage of Brattleboro shines in his lucky 13th. Page-turner Joe, they call him."
A bit older, a tad slower, a shade more New England dour, Special Agent Joe Gunther (The Sniper's Wife, 2002, etc.) chases a passel of wannabe druglords as entertainingly as ever. Read full book review >

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THE MARBLE MASK by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2000

"Warmhearted, streetwise Joe, the quintessential good cop, continues to be the strength of this estimable series (Occam's Razor, 1999, etc.), whose latest entry is, as usual, colorful, readable, and just a bit overcomplicated."
The newly minted Vermont Bureau of Investigation, with Special Agent Joe Gunther second in command, gets the perfect starter case. Read full book review >

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THE PRICE OF MALICE by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"The even-tempered Sage of Brattleboro is as appealing as ever. Still, wouldn't it be satisfying if, just once, Joe Gunther would flat out lose it and pull a Kunkle?"
In the l9th of this estimable series (Chat, 2007, etc.), Joe Gunther catches two cases simultaneously and, for awhile, fumbles both. Read full book review >

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THE RAGMAN'S MEMORY by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 6, 1996

"Joe's intricate seventh case is as far-reaching as his outsized sixth (The Dark Root, 1995, etc.), but so much more close-knit—every new suspect seems to awaken painful memories for Joe—that Mayor's Brattleboro ends by containing a whole sorry world."
``We've got five major cases so far,'' announces Lt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCENT OF EVIL by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1992

"A miss, then, but still an author to be reckoned with."
An honorable failure in which the author's forensic expertise, plain-speaking, and love of Vermont don't quite compensate for a plot that falls apart three quarters of the way through. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PEAK by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 12, 2001

"An okay police procedural, but Mayor's focus on the infant VBI gives disappointingly short shrift to the sharp, telling small-town portraits that have generally marked this series as special (Occam's Razor, 1999, etc.)."
Untoward things are happening at Tucker Peak, the posh ski resort upstate—things that might be troublesome enough to warrant the attention of Joe Gunther's freshly minted Vermont Bureau of Investigation. Read full book review >