Search Results: "Amy Stewart"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2004

"A nifty piece of natural history. Earthworms of the world can stand a little taller."
An admirable portrait of that tireless ploughman: the earthworm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRUNKEN BOTANIST by Amy Stewart
NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2013

"A rich compendium of botanical lore for cocktail lovers."
A comprehensive guide to the intersection of plants and booze. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 3, 2011

"Guaranteed to cause sympathy itching and other discomfort.
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An illustrated compendium of facts about bugs behaving badly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 2001

"A rich feast of a book that celebrates the extraordinarily satisfying joys of making and keeping a garden."
A novice beguilingly describes making her first garden, understanding that this project involves as much learning about life as about digging a flowerbed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2007

"Stewart writes with humor and insight about real people, entertaining as she informs."
An engaging mix of botany, history and commerce highlighted by profiles of flower mavens and close-ups of rare flowers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS KOPP'S MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS by Amy Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Lively and admirable female characters emboldened by their circumstances, impeccably realized and given new life by Stewart."
With a growing number of young women being arrested on morality charges, and no one to defend them, it's up to Under Sheriff Constance Kopp—based on a real-life female deputy—to ask the tough questions. Read full book review >

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GIRL WAITS WITH GUN by Amy Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"More adventures involving gutsy Constance, quietly determined Sheriff Heath, and a lively cast of supporting characters would be most welcome."
Better known for her nonfiction (The Drunken Botanist, 2013, etc.), Stewart crafts a solid, absorbing novel based on real-life events—though they're unusual enough to seem invented.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LADY COP MAKES TROUBLE  by Amy Stewart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Smart, atmospheric fun, with enough loose ends left dangling to assure fans there will be more entries in this enjoyable series."
Constance Kopp's real-life adventures as "New Jersey's first lady deputy sheriff" again make savory grist for Stewart's fictional mill (Girl Waits with Gun, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WICKED BUGS  by Amy Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Entomophobes will find all of this horrifyingly informative. (index, glossary, resource lists) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
This junior edition of Stewart's lurid 2011 portrait gallery of the same name (though much less gleeful subtitle) loses none of its capacity for leaving readers squicked-out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOYS by David Stewart
by David Stewart, illustrated by David Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"This and the other titles in the Black & White series may well become favorites for tots to chew on until they graduate to Donald Crews' graphically striking classics, such as Truck and Freight Train. (Board book. 3-18 mos.)"
There is much to talk about with baby in this sturdy, wordless, black-and-white board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADDIS BERNER BEAR FORGETS by Joel Stewart
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Written in spare rhythmic language, the text lends itself to being read aloud; however, a close inspection of the illustrations is absolutely necessary for full understanding and enjoyment of this subtle, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Addis Berner Bear, a brown bear, arrives in a large, nameless city amidst the chaos of swirling snow, speeding cars and rushing holiday shoppers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEXTER BEXLEY AND THE BIG BLUE BEASTIE ON THE ROAD by Joel Stewart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Readers will be perfectly happy just to be on the ride. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dexter Bexley and the Big Blue Beastie are at it again in this entertaining sequel to their eponymous debut (2007). Read full book review >