Search Results: "Andrew McLean"


BOOK REVIEW

BARTLETT AND THE ICE VOYAGE by Odo Hirsch
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Small, delicately detailed illustrations reflect the episode's light tone. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In this tongue-in-cheek quest tale, Hirsch (Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore Guzman, 2001) suggests that imperious Queens and intrepid Explorers both might have a thing or two to learn. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO BABY-O! by Janet  McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Look around and see all there is to see! (Picture book. 2-4)"
Dance, sing and look around! Read full book review >

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BARTLETT AND THE CITY OF FLAMES by Odo Hirsch
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Illustrated with frequent, diminutive ink-and-wash vignettes and well-stocked with characters foolish or wise—or interesting combinations of the two—this leisurely but engaging import will please fans of faintly offbeat adventure tales. (Fiction. 11-13)"
The trio of intrepid explorers introduced in Bartlett and the Ice Voyage (2003) again deploys generous measures of ingenuity, perseverance, and desperation in pursuit of a seemingly impossible task. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A funny and charming look—through Scottish eyes—at Texas as a microcosm of America. (illustrations, not seen)"
This first nonfiction outing by the award-winning Scottish fiction writer McLean (Bucket of Tongues, 1994; Bunker Man, 1997) is sure to make some waves on this side of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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CHINA CAPTURING THE PRIZE by Jeff McLean
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"An essential, if limited, resource which will appeal to international businesspeople as well as readers casually interested in China's economic future."
McLean, in his debut, attempts to make China more appealing for investors and businesses looking to enter its marketplace. Read full book review >

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"Both well-crafted and revealing, this is an inspiring tale of humanity for readers of all ages."
A warm story of how one man's transformation can move a people. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2005

"A brave, adamantly anti-sensational tale."
Recovered schizophrenic McLean offers a guided tour, complete with images, through the workings of his brain from the onset of his illness to the present day. Read full book review >

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CROSSING THE RIVER KABUL by Kevin  McLean
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2017

"Details of Afghan tribal life and family well-delineated."
A Western writer affectingly takes up the voice of a beleaguered Afghan man and his harrowing flight out of his war-torn country. Read full book review >

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HOME FROM THE VINYL CAFE by Stuart McLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2005

"A cozy, meandering, often laugh-out-loud treat."
Amusing domestic tales from the guy's viewpoint by a Canadian Garrison Keillor. Read full book review >

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BUNKER MAN by Duncan McLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"While the acts of rage here are powerful and palpable, the motivations behind them are damningly obscure, and so flawed a foundation reduces the wholel to a tabloid tale—excessive, unpalatable, and confusing. (The Great Scots Reading Tour with Irvine Welsh, Duncan McLean, and James Kelman)"
The same deep-seated anger that fueled his award-winning debut story collection, Bucket Of Tongues (1994), also burns hot in Scottish writer McLean's first novel to appear here. Read full book review >