Search Results: "Anthony Pagden"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

"A cheerless but useful history."
Is there a "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim world and the West? Scholars and pundits are divided; this broad-ranging survey comes down in the affirmative, even if the formulation is a "crude but useful phrase." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 23, 2013

"A book that should be on every thinking person's shelf—the perfect primer for anyone interested in the development of Western civilization."
Pagden (Political Science and History/UCLA; Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West, 2008, etc.) demonstrates the breadth and depth of his knowledge and his impeccable research of the period we refer to as the Enlightenment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILLY BILLY by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"It's a sweet acknowledgement that all kids have fears that plague them, and puts a wonderfully childlike solution at their disposal. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Very few artists understand a child's anxieties as deeply—or represent them so thoroughly—as Browne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHAPE GAME by Anthony Browne
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

Children who respond to fine art with indifference may change their tunes in the wake of this decidedly un-boring family outing to the galleries of London's Tate Britain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY AND HUGH by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A treat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The appealing Willy the Wimp (1984) is back, still a left- out little chimp in a world of sturdy gorillas—at least until he literally runs into huge Hugh. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOO by Anthony Browne
by Anthony Browne, illustrated by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A provocative look at the darker side of family dynamics. (Picture book. 4-10)"
From the author of Piggybook (1986), another powerful exploration of the family scene with a similar family of four: massive, boorish Dad, riding roughshod over everyone; quiet little Mum, a pained but helpless observer; the narrator and his younger brother, endlessly squabbling instead of looking at the caged animals they've come to see. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IF...? by Anthony Browne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"An amazingly astute, artful unfurling of tightly coiled childhood social anxieties. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Joe worries the whole way to his first party, clutching the gift to his chest, furrowing his brow, and asking his mother, again and again, "What if…?"  Read full book review >

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LITTLE BEAUTY by Anthony Browne
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Young children may not know the visual King Kong reference, but the rest of the love story will need no explanation. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lonely gorilla who has been taught sign language tells his keepers that he wants a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY’S PICTURES by Anthony Browne
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"His confirmed fans won't be the only ones delighted with this album, part affectionate tribute to great art, part grin-inducing invitation to play with visual ideas. (Picture book. 6+)"
Bringing back his favorite chimp once again, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal winner expands on a conceit from Willy the Dreamer (1998), presenting gorillafied pastiches of famous paintings torn from Willy's sketchbook. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTRISE by Anthony Horowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Stock up—it should fly off the shelves! (Fiction. YA)"
In this third of the Gatekeepers series, Horowitz ups the ante considerably when he brings the third and fourth of "The Five" into the story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTRISE by Anthony Horowitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Stock up—it should fly off the shelves! (Fiction. YA)"
In this third of the Gatekeepers series, Horowitz ups the ante considerably when he brings the third and fourth of "The Five" into the story. Read full book review >