Search Results: "Angus McGeoch"


BOOK REVIEW

ANGUS by Charles Siebert
Released: May 2, 2000

"Most dog-lovers (and many others) will be moved by Angus's stories and adore being drowned in his sensibilities, which Siebert invests with many powerful lyric moments indeed."
A memoir told telepathically by a dying Jack Russell terrier named Angus who's owned by author Siebert (Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral, 1997) and his wife Bex, known herein as Huge-Head and Sweet-Voice, a questionable device when Angus the terrier knows many place names as well as the names of people he's never met. Read full book review >

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HITLER’S HENCHMEN by Guido Knopp
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A well-documented and disturbing look into the mind's eye of the willing executioners of their Führer's 'divine vision.'"
In six separate sketches, German journalist Knopp (German Unity, not reviewed) explores the relationship that Goebbels, Göring, Himmler, Hess, Speer, and Dönitz had with Hitler. Read full book review >

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Released: May 27, 1996

"Perhaps this biography, in its lumbering, cumbersome way, might bring a few of these elegant, streamlined, ever inventive works back to the bookstores."
As with many ploddingly obese biographies, there is a thin, sprightly work here aching to be set free. Read full book review >

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WHEN ANGUS MET ALVIN by Sue Pickford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Children will enjoy the setup and the interactions, but the ending may well leave them cold. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The course of alien friendship never did run smooth. Read full book review >

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JAMIE AND ANGUS TOGETHER by Anne Fine
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"With language suitable for good second-grade readers as well as a younger audience, these stories can stand on their own or lead readers and listeners back to the first volume. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Six self-contained chapters illustrate the strong friendship between nursery-school-aged Jamie and his stuffed Highland bull, Angus. Read full book review >

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ANGUS AND SADIE by Cynthia Voigt
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Sweet, with more depth than is usual in such stories, despite the dogs' unevenly human behavior. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This unexpectedly simple tale illustrates a year on a farm through the eyes of dogs. Read full book review >

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COME HOME, ANGUS by Patrick Downes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2016

"Excellent use of scale and texture capture a child's out-of-control emotions. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Angry without knowing why, a boy stomps away from his house and neighborhood. Read full book review >

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ANGUS AND MAX BLAST OFF! by Hamson Design
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"There's too much space debris here for a smooth ride. (iPad storybook app. 4-6)"
In this rhyming spaceship adventure, a boy and his dog go where no one has gone before. Read full book review >

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THE JAMIE AND ANGUS STORIES by Anne Fine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A jolly experience. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Jamie sees Angus in a shop window and decides that they belong together. Read full book review >

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DALEN & GOLE:  SCANDAL IN PORT ANGUS by Mike Deas
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Squeaky-clean, good fun, even if a little underdeveloped. (Graphic science fiction. 8-11)"
A crisp, clear comic romp about two alien friends who uncover a gently sinister scheme that could destroy both their home planet and a small fishing town on Earth. Read full book review >

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NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON AN ANGUS COW by Jan Pol
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 18, 2014

"Heartfelt and authentic, if rather wooden in execution—no competition for James Herriot, Gerald Durrell and other animal-focused literary masters."
If you're in the market to learn about breech-birthing a calf, this memoir by Michigan-based vet Pol is just the thing. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF GOLIATHUS HERCULES by Jennifer Angus
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"An uneven effort, but bug enthusiasts may latch on. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this Victorian adventure, Henri discovers that he can talk to insects and decides to travel to British Malaya to find his father and capture the elusive, man-eating insect, Goliathus hercules. Read full book review >