Search Results: "Ann Scott Tyson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"Tyson can expect an avalanche of criticism for flouting a dozen precepts of journalism, and Gant has been accused of an unrealistically romantic view of Afghan tribalism. Still, readers will encounter one of the only satisfying products of a dismally unsatisfying war: this entertaining book."
To win in Afghanistan, dedicated American soldiers must live among the tribes, earning their trust and molding them into effective fighters against Taliban and al-Qaida networks. Decorated Green Beret Jim Gant made this argument in a 2009 paper that impressed Gen. David Petraeus and other leaders, who told him to go ahead with the plan. Read full book review >

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AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY THE TARANTULA by Leigh Ann Tyson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"What a great device to encourage groups or classes to mimic the idea with other insects and arachnids. (bibliography) (Picture book. 4-9)"
When Katy Did interviews Harry Spyder on KBUG radio on her program "Up Close and Personal," she brings listeners the latest chirp while readers learn a lot about tarantulas. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS by Lisa Ann Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Gentle, positive, and surprisingly introspective for the genre. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A young pony learns about confidence and patience at the Enchanted Pony Academy. Read full book review >

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EMPRESS FALLEN by Bethan-Ann Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 9, 2013

"A poignant tale of revolution that's much more than mere space opera."
In this debut sci-fi novel, two young women in different corners of a faraway solar system learn a secret that might save the fate of the human race. Read full book review >

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SCHOOL OF CHARM by Lisa Ann Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Poignant, inspiring debut novel of loss, belonging and being true to yourself. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
After her father's death, 11-year-old Brenda "Chip" Anderson feels lonely and alienated when she's transplanted from New York to Mt. Airy, N.C. Read full book review >

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COWBOY COUNTRY by Ann Herbert Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 1993

"Authentic information, presented with real artistry. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A cowboy (``about as real as an old buckaroo can get'') takes a boy who's ``never met a real cowboy before'' to his ranch, saddles him a pinto, and takes him out on the range for an overnight, sharing memories and know-how in laconic, wonderfully well-honed descriptions in the manner of one who has long pondered in solitude what he cares for most. Read full book review >

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HI! by Ann Herbert Scott
by Ann Herbert Scott, illustrated by Glo Coalson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 1994

"Coalson's soft, bright watercolor illustrations depict an appealingly doe-eyed tot and a realistically motley mixture of other folks at the P.O. Try this for the toddler group. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Standing in line at the post office, little Margarita greets each new patron with a cheery ``Hi!''; but when she gets nary a nod in return her assurance begins to diminish. Read full book review >

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A BRAND IS FOREVER by Ann Herbert Scott
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 1993

"A realistic and perceptive slice of ranch life, seamlessly incorporating a good deal of information on branding (there's an informative note, too), and tenderly illustrated in Himler's signature watercolor style. (Fiction/Young reader. 6-10)"
An unsentimental, but not unsympathetic, story about a child who has ``always looked forward to branding day'' and its excitement and neighborly cooperation—until she has her own calf. Read full book review >

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NECRONOMICON by Donald Tyson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"Scholarly horror, marvelously illustrated. Or as Lovecraft, in a wild ecstasy that's quoted here, would praise it: Ph'nglui nigliv'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeb wgab'nagl fhtagn. Id! "
Tyson sets about "expositing the ways of the dead." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"A fine portrait of Madagascar's singular culture and biodiversity, its great beauty and dire straits."
By turns thoughtful and vivacious, science writer and Nova producer Tyson draws an anecdotally rich portrait of the biological wonderland known as Madagascar. Read full book review >

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ACID RAIN by Peter Tyson
NATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Appendix of well established, scientifically oriented groups to contact for more information; glossary; bibliography (no debates); index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Printed, appropriately, on recycled paper, a scientifically authoritative but socially bloodless introduction to the nature, distribution, and dangers of acid rain and the prospects for its reduction. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSE DOWN TO EARTH by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 5, 1994

"Well-written, authoritative, and almost always entertaining- -highly recommended."
Readers who find the physical sciences intimidating might profit from a look into this witty and accessible introduction to the foundations of modern science, with an emphasis on astronomy, by Tyson (Astrophysics/Princeton). Read full book review >