Search Results: "Andrea Wulf"


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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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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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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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WOLVES IN THE WALLS
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BOOK REPORT for Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah

Cover Story: Sisterly Flub

BFF Charm: Nope

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Where Is My Mind?

Bonus Factors: Unreliable Narrator

Relationship Status: Visiting Privileges

 

Cover Story:  Sisterly Flub

These (brunette, not blonde) girls are in a snowy forest, not a cornfield. Why they are holding each other (and ...


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STANDING IN THE SPOTLIGHT
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel and Brent Bradshaw

Cover Story: Cute
BFF Charms: Platinum, Love
Swoonworthy Scale: 8
Talky Talk: He Said, She Said
Bonus Factors: Reality TV, Hollywood
Relationship Status: Hooked

 

Cover Story: Cute

I'm about to sound ungrateful, because this artwork avoids all of the usual YA cover clichés ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Andrea Wisnewski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Overall, however, an elegant addition to the cache of existing editions. (Picture book/fairy tale. 4-7)"
This favorite fairytale has enticed many an illustrator. Read full book review >

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PUGDOG by Andrea U’Ren
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2001

"Good dog. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gender stereotyping gets a good thumping in this first book from U'Ren. 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 >