Search Results: "Arnie Jorgensen"


BOOK REVIEW

DINOBOY by Alex Thomas
by Alex Thomas, illustrated by Arnie Jorgensen, developed by 3037
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2011

"It's hard to quibble with Dino Boy's appeal, his cheerful sense of adventure and the app's beautiful design. The punctuation problems don't ruin an otherwise lovely app experience. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
An artful bundle of cuteness, marred only by some careless errors in the accompanying text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A biography of a 'dismal science' practitioner that is itself sort of dismal. (photos, not seen)"
A conspicuously flawed biography about the subversive economist who coined the term "conspicious consumption.— Veblen (1857—1929) wore out welcomes at Cornell, the University of Chicago, Stanford, the University of Missouri, and the New School School for Social Research (of which he was a co-founder) . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWASTIKA NATION by Arnie Bernstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A story of disgusting people doing disgusting things, told with relish and undisguised disdain."
The author of Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing (2009) returns with the disturbing story of the pro-Nazi movement that grew in 1930s America—until legal troubles and Pearl Harbor destroyed both the mad dreams and the dreamers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Me: A Rewrite by Anna Jorgensen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A zany and refreshing, if slightly overwhelming, take on soul-searching, writing, and midlife crises."
In this debut memoir, a woman turns her quest for something new into a comedic adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOMER AND THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Robin Pulver
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A funny story about the anxieties of moving from the author of the Mrs. Toggle books. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
Homer the dog feels ``disgusted'' when he hears that his friend Mrs. Gallivant is moving from the house next door—he'll miss her biscuits, the tennis balls she threw for him, the shade tree in her yard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH OF A DUSTBUNNY by Christine T. Jorgensen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"The mystery is anemic, though Jorgensen (Curl Up and Die, 1997, etc.) is unexpectedly touching on sad Steven and his handsome, volcanic dad."
This time, the lovelorn of greater Denver don't have problems enough for Stella the Stargazer; the advice columnist allows herself to be talked into serving as [X-year-old?] Steven Holman's nanny when her predecessor, Elena Ruiz, goes AWOL. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGE GLOW by Timothy J. Jorgensen
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2016

"A seismic piece of scientific inquiry, top shelf in narrative style and illumination."
An examination of the nature of radiation and the history of our understanding of the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU BET YOUR LIFE by Christine T. Jorgensen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 1995

"But as in A Love to Die For (1994), Stella's main qualification as a detectiveas the exasperated sheriff complainsis her proclivity for finding corpses."
Desperate for a vacation from the lovelorn readers who entreat her for advice, and from their irate former mates who write her threatening letters, Stella the Stargazer, of the Denver Daily Orion, repairs with her bridge circle to the picturesque gambling resort of Silverado. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIND SAYS GOOD NIGHT by Katy Rydell
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1994

"Goodnight Moon is out of season or has been outgrown. (Picture book. 2-8)"
In a cumulative summer-night story, the wind asks the moon to stop shining ``so Moth will stop dancing/so Frog will stop strumming/so Cricket will stop playing/so Mockingbird will stop singing/so the child can go to sleep.'' A cooperative cloud helps set the events in motion; at the end, only the wind is heard whispering ``Good night.'' The quiet text finds an enchanted, moon- washed setting in illustrations rendered in evanescent pastels over charcoal and white, with whimsical portrayals of cheerful fireflies sturdily lugging their lanterns, an Ichabod Crane of a cricket in top hat and oversized glasses, a heavy-lidded frog plunking his upright bass, and a snail hurrying as best it can. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALLING FOR A FUNERAL by Christine T. Jorgensen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 21, 2007

"Middling distaff adventures."
A stalwart, more serious heroine from the creator of Stella the Stargazer (Dead on Her Feet, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >