Search Results: "Alexis Seabrook"


BOOK REVIEW

GIFT by Andrea J.  Buchanan
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 27, 2012

"A fantastical and historical ghost story that benefits from technology and the presence of young love. (Paranormal romance. 15-17)"
An interactive ghost tale weaves together historical fiction and a supernatural love story with satisfying results. Read full book review >

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MERRYN'S JOURNEY by Brian Hastings
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Merryn's role here is refreshingly active, but readers really have only the author's word for it. (map) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this video game spinoff, a fisherman's daughter builds a submarine and sets out to find her missing father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A cogent and satisfying primer on the mind of the perspicacious Gallic theorist who discerned a new form of government in America."
Essayist Epstein (Friendship, 2006, etc.) presents his take on America's most quoted, least vexing Frenchman in this latest addition to the Eminent Lives series. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTUROUS CHEF: ALEXIS SOYER by Ann Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2002

"The excitement of food and food preparation set in a historical context radiates from every page; middle-grade readers and those ready for a biography of a totally unique individual, irreplaceable by all accounts, will be fascinated. (Biography. 8-12)"
The illustrator of the splendid Fanny at Chez Panisse (1997) offers a fascinating pictorial biography of an engaging personality, the French chef Alexis Soyer. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 16, 2000

"It's a report from a cultural black hole."
A New Yorker staffer explores the convergence of highbrow and lowbrow—nobrow—as salesmanship replaces worth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"Another excellent wake-up call about the need to prevent the destruction of our natural environment."
Atlanta Journal-Constitution environmental writer Seabrook (Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses, 2002, etc.) opens the door to the world that lies between the land and the ocean, the tidal salt marsh. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by David Seabrook
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"An entertaining catalogue of the devils of East Kent, stranger than the fiction many of them engendered. (b&w illustrations)"
Edgy British writer Seabrook makes his US debut with a fraught tour of the coast of East Kent, finding the place home to a fiendish lot indeed, very noir and quite Victorian too. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 5, 2015

"A revelatory ear-opener, as the music business remains in a state of significant flux."
New Yorker staff writer Seabrook (Flash of Genius: And Other True Stories of Invention, 2008, etc.) examines the seismic shifts in the music industry. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Though the salted-in autobiographical details are endearing and Seabrook is an enthusiastic tour guide, he doesn't do anything on the Net that a reader couldn't duplicate in one good night on America Online."
A chronicle of one writer's foray onto the Internet and his initiation into its eccentric, often hostile online community. Read full book review >

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A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH by Alexis Deacon
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 26, 2016

"Readers will give themselves over to the dreamlike, immersive narrative, trusting that Volume 2, A Game Without Rules will be along soon. (Graphic fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fifty souls of diverse race and gender gather to witness the passing of great chief Matarka, and one of them will be her successor—if that person can win the cruelly arbitrary contest governed by the sorceress Niope. Read full book review >

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WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING by Alexis Deacon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 8, 2006

"No child will miss the answer as the girl cuddles her toys in the morning light. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Deacon's illustrations for this variation on the theme of toys that wake while a child sleeps are heartwarming and very nearly profound. Read full book review >

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SLOW LORIS by Alexis Deacon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2002

"Pair this with Lynn Munsinger's Score One for the Sloths (2001) and learn to take it easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Slow Loris wasn't his real name but that was what everyone called him. A slow loris is just a type of animal. Read full book review >