Search Results: "Akiko Busch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE INCIDENTAL STEWARD by Akiko Busch
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2013

"Sure to inform and delight nature lovers."
Essayist and former Metropolis contributing editor Busch (Patience: Taking Time in an Age of Acceleration, 2010, etc.) shows how ordinary people can play an important role in protecting the natural environment simply by "paying attention" to the creatures around us. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Discomfiting, but memorable."
"When it began to feel as though my life had become defined by a series of divides," writes cultural journalist Busch (Geography of Home, 1999, etc.), "it seemed to be the time to take a swim." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"This cozy book provides provocative and intelligent insights that land close to home."
An appealing, insightful collection of musings on the architecture, psychology, and history of house and home in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AKIKO ON THE PLANET SMOO by Mark Crilley
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

Opening episodes of a comic-book series created by an American teacher in Japan take a leap into chapter-book format, with only partial success. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF FREDERICK BUSCH by Frederick Busch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"Well-chosen and broadly representative: an ideal introduction to Busch for those new to him and a welcome anthology for those who already know his work."
Sterling collection of short fiction by a late master (1941-2006) of the short story form. Read full book review >

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AKIKO AND THE MISSING MISP by Mark Crilley
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2008

"Thanks to plenty of fill-in references to her previous adventures, new readers can easily delve into this installment, although most will likely seek out prior volumes to catch up on more of Akiko's intergalactic escapades. (art not seen) (Science fiction. 8-10)"
Now in sixth grade, spunky, pigtailed Akiko is back for her tenth Smoovian adventure. Read full book review >

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THE WAY HOME IN THE NIGHT by Akiko Miyakoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Originally published in Japan, this reflective, dreamy tale with its timeless art is a must for the bedtime shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A fully anthropomorphic mother rabbit carries her sleepy bunny home as the youngster contemplates the comforting sights and sounds of the city at night. Read full book review >

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THE STORM by Akiko Miyakoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Atmospheric and engaging; this Japanese import is a perfect rainy-day read. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Beach-day hopes are dashed by a storm, but in slumber a mighty ship outruns the tempest; and in the morning, the protagonist finds the promise of a new day. Read full book review >

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THE TEA PARTY IN THE WOODS by Akiko Miyakoshi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"As beguilingly surreal as the Mad Hatter's party, with its own enigmatic appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Kikko wakes up to snow, her father goes off to clear the walk around Grandma's house but forgets the pie he was to take with him. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Sutematsu and her brave companions deserve more, but this is at least a long overdue beginning. (Twenty-six b&w photographs—not seen)"
The tale of a young Japanese woman's encounter with the West during the Meiji era—as told with unfortunately little resonance by great-granddaughter Kuno. Read full book review >

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DUST TO DUST by Benjamin Busch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2012

"Competently written, though weighed down by a narrative more tenuous than tangible."
One man's philosophical explorations into the trials of childhood, adulthood and the Marine Corps. Read full book review >