Search Results: "Alisdair Rogers"


BOOK REVIEW

ATLAS OF SOCIAL ISSUES by Alisdair Rogers
NONFICTION
Released: April 15, 1991

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Double-spread presentations of 28 broad-ranging topics concerning health (famine, alcoholism, AIDS, malaria, etc.), economics (wealth, migrant labor, women at work, unemployment), crime, fertility control, human rights, language, demographics, and more. Read full book review >

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THE HERO OF LITTLE STREET by Gregory Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rogers' Boy (from The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard, 2004, and A Midsummer Knight, 2007) returns for another wordless metafictive adventure, this one centering on Dutch painting. Read full book review >

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MIDSUMMER KNIGHT by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Told as before in crowded but large and easy-to-follow sequential panels, the tale will delight even readers who don't catch all of the Elizabethan references. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Another wordless, briskly paced escapade with a Shakespearean flavor (and cast) from the author of The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (2004). Read full book review >

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KINDERGARTEN ABC by Jacqueline Rogers
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"This not a primer on the ABCs, but an extension of the letter-learning process, a vocabulary builder that will test readers with the likes of easel, knees, llama, quarrel, and tambourines. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rogers returns to the class from Tiptoe into Kindergarten (1999) to introduce a flurry of letters and words in the always-winning treasure-hunt format that will have eyes poring over the pages. Read full book review >

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THE SAFARI SET  by Madeleine Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Despite the occasionally ambiguous text, a good, strikingly illustrated conversation starter about animals, their habitats, and our part in protecting these environments. (Board book. 2-5)"
Come for a safari and explore five common animals of Africa's savanna: lion, giraffe, elephant, hippopotamus, and zebra. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Children will doubtless appreciate not just the defusing of kindergarten angst, but the compassionate, vivid musicality of Rogers's pages as well. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An incantatory surge drives this simple story to an inspired place far beyond the elemental confines of the plot. Read full book review >

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SEXING THE BRAIN by Lesley Rogers
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Readable, sensible, scholarly, convincing. (5 b&w illustrations)"
Australian physician Rogers (Neuroscience/Univ. of New England) argues in clear, crisp prose that discussions about differences between the sexes must consider environmental as well as genetic and hormonal factors. Read full book review >

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Sacred Planet by Austin Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2016

"An ambitious, ardent launch that sets a stellar precedent for installments to follow."
In Rogers' debut, the first book of a planned sci-fi series, a prime minister's daughter may be the key to evading an interstellar war. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1999

"When a poet spills her secrets, that's a special gift."
Rogers (Eating Bread and Honey, not reviewed, etc.) seeks to situate, in plain words, the genesis of her poetry, an experience she handles with aplomb even while it lays her open. Read full book review >

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CONRAD & ELEANOR by Jane Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"A nuanced, pragmatic look at the long-married state."
Who contributes what to an initially happy, later failing marriage, asks British novelist Rogers (The Testament of Jessie Lamb, 2012, etc.), and can this marriage be saved? Read full book review >