Search Results: "Alexandra Siy"


BOOK REVIEW

ALEXANDRA by Carolly Erickson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Once again, Erickson demonstrates her skill in limning a forceful royal who tried unsuccessfully to alter history and escape fate."
Russia's last empress receives compassionate but by no means uncritical treatment from biographer Erickson (Josephine: A Life of the Empress, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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CARS ON MARS by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Siy's enthusiasm is evident and she includes extensive suggestions for continued exploration of this exciting, ongoing project. (further research, glossary, bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Originally expected to last only 90 days, Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring the geology of the Red Planet since they arrived in 2004. Read full book review >

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THE EEYOU by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1993

"Fast Facts''; syllabics chart; glossary; bibliographies; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the author's new ``Global Villages'' series, a look at the indigenous hunters, also known as Cree, who have lived near Canada's Hudson Bay for 6,000 years. Read full book review >

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VOYAGER'S GREATEST HITS by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A lively, informative, and inspiring story of space exploration. (maps, photos, glossary, websites, further reading, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From the author of Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Plant (2011) comes this fascinating story of the twin Voyager probes, launched 40 years ago to travel to the outer planets of our solar system and now continuing into interstellar space. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Useful for replacing aging space titles. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In this glossy photo essay, the author briefly recounts the study and exploration of the moon, beginning with Stonehenge and concluding with the 1998-99 unmanned probe, Lunar Prospector. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2011

"Striking as they are, as mug shots these bug shots don't work. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Intriguing photographs taken through a scanning electron microscope accompany this detective-themed introduction to insects. Read full book review >

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SPIDERMANIA by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"An unusual approach to the creepiest of crawlies, likely to snare unwary passers-by in droves. (index, multimedia resource lists, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
For their latest memorable venture into microscopic worlds, two veteran collaborators bring children face to face with the original "web masters" (Bug Shots, 2011, etc.).Read full book review >

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ONE TRACTOR by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Each of the toys has its own personality, and young readers will patiently seek out each of their silly antics on the generous full-page spreads. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A young boy's imagination fuels adventures galore in this clever one-to-ten counting book. Read full book review >

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SNEEZE by Alexandra Siy
Kirkus Star
by Alexandra Siy, photographed by Dennis Kunkel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

With an opening likely to leave hypochondriacs in a state of blind panic, Siy and Kunkel return to introduce no fewer than nine children about to sneeze, each from a different cause, before going on to trace the reflex's complex neuro-muscular pathways. Read full book review >

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MOSQUITO BITE by Alexandra Siy
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

Here children will get an engrossing glimpse of a smaller—much smaller—world that co-exists alongside their familiar one, as the authors commingle black-and-white photos of children at play around a water-filled old tire, with digitally colored micrographs of a female mosquito hatching, reaching adulthood and seeking out the blood meal that will allow her to reproduce. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DIARY OF TSARITSA ALEXANDRA by Alexandra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

Sketchy diary notes from Alexandra's final days of captivity will interest only experts and the most dogged devotees of the doomed Romanovs. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER AND ALEXANDRA by Maggie Gee
Released: March 1, 1992

"An easy but flawed read."
One big theme is not enough for British writer Gee (Grace, 1989, etc.), who throws in concerns about the environment, millennial angst and cybernetic sex as the Christopher and Alexandra of the title learn, along with us, that life's no fairy tale. Read full book review >