Search Results: "Andrew McKillop"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 27, 2012

"A persuasive if discouraging argument that nuclear power offers different but no less nasty environmental problems than burning hydrocarbons."
Emerging from its 20-year, post-Chernobyl recession, the nuclear-power industry is building new plants around the world—a terrible idea according to this angry, intensively researched, unsympathetic analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A splendidly written story of injustice and male chauvinism, guaranteed to bring the blood to a full-rolling boil. (16 pages b&w photographs)"
The unsavory details of a plagiarism case brought against H.G. Wells in the 1920s by a Toronto woman, arguing that, although several courts dismissed the suit, history should not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRIMSBY'S HATS by Andrew Prahin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Sophisticated storytelling, both through words and images, beautifully describes the significance of friendship and what it feels like to miss, keep, love and make a friend. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Brimsby, a hat maker, dearly misses his badger friend, who sailed away to become a sea captain. Read full book review >

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CREATURE COLORS by Andrew Zuckerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"For little animal lovers everywhere. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This simple title features two toddler favorites: colors and animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORIS ON THE MOVE by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"The brief text and a chapter format both make this a manageable and entertaining accomplishment for most young readers as well as an amusing listening experience for those not quite able to tackle it alone. (Early reader. 4-7)"
An early reader shaped just like a chapter book: What's not to love? Read full book review >

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MAKING UP HISTORY (BUT MAKING IT FEEL REAL)
by Claiborne Smith

When debut authors talk about their struggles to get published, their stories usually boil down to a dramatic tale of numbers, despite the literary context: X number of writing workshops they attended, X number of years spent working on the debut, X number of rejections from agents or publishers. Andrew Hilleman, whose electric, compelling debut novel, World, Chase Me Down ...


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BOOK REVIEW

EDMUND UNRAVELS by Andrew Kolb
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"This long extended metaphor filled with laugh-worthy wordplay will comfort children and parents alike. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Edmund, a ball of teal yarn, explores the world but returns to his family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BORIS GETS A LIZARD by Andrew Joyner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A fun romp with an anthropomorphized swine will leave beginning readers 'hog wild' at their accomplishments. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Boris, an ugly but somehow truly winsome warthog, is back for another outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUNTAIN MEN by Andrew  Glass
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2001

Dedicated to Samuel Clemens, who "promised never to let dull facts get in the way of telling a true story," this rousing mix of fact and fancy fleshes out the lives and adventures of several half-legendary harbingers of the Westward Expansion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD GUYS by Andrew  Glass
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The zesty telling makes the eight figures as fascinating as their mythology; the illustrations are as rough-hewn as the stories are polished, with characters and caricatures melding into portraits of the colorful folk who remain part of the cultural fabric. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
In a book subtitled "True Stories of Legendary Gunslingers, Sidewinders, Fourflushers, Drygulchers, Bushwhackers, Freebooters, and Downright Bad Guys and Gals of the Wild West," Glass (The Sweetwater Run, 1996, etc.) endeavors to set the record straight concerning the doings of Jesse James, Black Bart, and other desperados who had their sorry reputations burnished by an Eastern press anxious for bold stories from the Wild West. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 2000

"An author's note includes extensive information on the sources and research for the story; a bibliography and map of key sites are also included. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Today's kids might not know the name of Daniel Boone (or what a coonskin cap is), but this original tall tale explains why Boone wore that distinctive hat as a boy, and why he stopped wearing it, too. Read full book review >