Search Results: "Andrea Wulf"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 3, 2009

"An ornamental study, frustratingly lacking in contextual cultivation."
British journalist Wulf (co-author: This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History, 2005) explores into the personalities that spurred the evolution of the 18th-century English garden. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF NATURE by Andrea Wulf
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Humboldt was the Einstein of the 19th century but far more widely read, and Wulf successfully combines a biography with an intoxicating history of his times."
Engrossing biography of "a visionary, a thinker far ahead of his time," who "revolutionized the way we see the natural world." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 2012

"Like a nonfiction National Treasure with myriads of Nicholas Cages darting around—in a good way. Enlightening Enlightenment fare."
In the late 18th century, European astronomers scurried about the globe measuring the transit of Venus, hoping, at last, to learn the size of our universe. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"A fresh look at the Founders that charms even as it irresistibly convinces."
Design historian Wulf (The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession, 2009, etc.) explains how the Founders brought a new nation and their own gardens simultaneously to fruition. Read full book review >

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ELLIOT'S EMERGENCY by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The coaching Elliot gets on learning to sew hints at self- sufficiency, without becoming didactic. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If a torn seam for a stuffed toy is like a skinned knee for a child, it's no wonder that Elliot the moose turns to his other toy friends for help in keeping his stuffing from falling out. Read full book review >

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WOLF CAMP by Andrea Zuill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This debut picture book will delight more than dog lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Homer, a goggle-eyed, middle-size houndish-looking canine, yearns to go to Wolf Camp, a place "Where every dog can live as a wolf—for an entire week!" Read full book review >

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TRIO by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 2017

"Lovely to look at, a pleasure to read aloud, and offering plenty of details to pore over, Trio's story seems destined to become a favorite for many families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Despite having only three legs, Trio the cat lives a full, happy life. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTOR'S SECRET by Andrea Cremer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2014

"On balance, it's an entertaining romp in a richly imaginative setting. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
Paranormal-romance queen Cremer (the Nightshade series) tries her hand at writing steampunk with an alternative-history twist. Read full book review >

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RIFT by Andrea Cremer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Exciting stuff, yet again. (Fantasy suspense. 12 & up)"
This prequel to the popular Nightshade trilogy takes readers to Scotland in 1404, where the Searchers and Keepers conflict begins. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"A lively biography and an interesting lens through which to see a venerated author. (source notes, bibliography, author's note, index) (Nonfiction 10-14)"
A well-researched biography explores how Charles Dickens used his stories to effect social change for London's most destitute children. Read full book review >

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WINDOWS ON THE WORLD by Andrea White
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Readers will be eager for the sequel, so they can learn more about the logic of Chronos time travel and follow the next steps in Shama's fateful journey. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
If you could save one person in history from dying prematurely, should you? Read full book review >