Search Results: "Albert Brooks"


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2030 by Albert Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2011

"The tone is satiric, something Brooks usually does with a light touch, though occasionally he loses the playfulness and shows too heavy a hand."
Actor Albert Brooks has fun imagining a world in the future—though not too far in the future to be wholly implausible. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Contemporary illustrations (mostly portraits); source notes; extensive bibliography; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Dramatic yet well balanced, a biography framed by chapters outlining Grant's earlier and later life while focusing on his major military campaigns and offering perspectives of civilians in charge as well as of generals and the soldiers who carried out their orders. Read full book review >

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POLAR OPPOSITES by Erik Brooks
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"While the anthropomorphized pair has nothing in common with their real counterparts apart from location, the light story makes this a refreshing change from traditional opposite books. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Penpals Alex Polar Bear and Zina Penguin are polar opposites, living on opposite sides of the world. Read full book review >

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GET INTO ART by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"When enjoyed by adults and kids together, this book will deliver a pleasing, fresh mix of animal-art-inspired projects utilizing varying media and techniques. (table of contents, glossary, art materials checklist, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Families may want to ride the DIY wave with this attractive British import, which publishes simultaneously with the similarly conceived Get into Art: People (2013). Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY LIFT-THE-FLAP by Susie Brooks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"Still, anatomy books for this age are scarce, and this one is relatively sturdy and amusing to browse, perhaps compensating for its other issues. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap board book briefly explores the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

Often regarded as the inspiration behind Indiana Jones, renowned dinosaur hunter Andrews marks an apt change of pace for Marrin, best known for rousing accounts of wars and generals. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Santa Fe trail. (b&w photos and reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Marrin (The Sea King, 1995, etc.) retraces the Spanish conquest of the American Southwest in this distinctive, authentically illustrated volume. Read full book review >

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THE CYBELENE CONSPIRACY by Albert Noyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2005

"Noyer's enthusiastic curiosity is effectively channeled through his two attractive protagonists: a smooth narrative packed with fascinating historical detail."
A fifth-century Nick and Nora crack secret codes, enjoy an impromptu maritime adventure, and hang out with gladiators in their second mystery caper. Read full book review >

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BELLE DU SEIGNEUR by Albert Cohen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"This is a great novel, and its appearance here in English translation really is, as they say, a literary event."
The first US publication of a celebrated 1968 work that won France's Grand Prix du Roman and earned its late author (18951981) comparison with Joyce and Proust and serious Nobel Prize consideration. Read full book review >

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APPOINTMENT IN MAY by Neil Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1996

"Muddled detective work, but the powerful climax makes you realize how deeply Albert's burrowed into his sorry cast."
It looks as if p.i. Read full book review >

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DESERT BLUES by Bill Albert
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Everything in this novel is too easy—including the laughs and the leaving of it at the end."
First fiction that's like the desert in which it's set: flat and stretching for miles without hint of change or oasis. Read full book review >