Search Results: "Arnold J. Meagher"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"The author's fluid, conversational style elevates Meagher's work from the weight that often bogs down other academic texts. Engaging and topical fare."
A thorough study of the roots of modern human trafficking and Chinese emigration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 15, 1954

"To any budding historian or serious scholar, a close study of Toynbee is basic to the challenge historical research poses today."
This does not presume to be a review or even an analysis of the final four volumes of the stupendous study projected in 1921, and in process- with a period of interruption caused by the war- from that day to this. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURSE OF CAIN by J. Mark Powell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An intriguing premise, inexpertly handled."
Oliver Stone, meet Stonewall Jackson: a by-the-numbers historical thriller turning on a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"A winner. (Nonfiction. 6-11)"
A terrific example of the best sort of science book for young readers, this focuses on one aspect of birds, their ability to fly, and examines it from all angles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"An appealing and useful purchase. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Whales, dolphins and porpoises, seals, sea lions and walruses, sea otters, polar bears, manatees and dugongs are the marine mammals described in this attractive offering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIX THIS MESS! by Tedd Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An inept commander and his clueless robot—there are lots of satisfying possibilities there, and Arnold taps into them. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A "remote operating basic utility gizmo"—call him Robug for short—comes to clean Jake the dog's mess, turning the house into hash in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTUROUS CHEF: ALEXIS SOYER by Ann Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2002

"The excitement of food and food preparation set in a historical context radiates from every page; middle-grade readers and those ready for a biography of a totally unique individual, irreplaceable by all accounts, will be fascinated. (Biography. 8-12)"
The illustrator of the splendid Fanny at Chez Panisse (1997) offers a fascinating pictorial biography of an engaging personality, the French chef Alexis Soyer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHOO, FLY GUY! by Tedd Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Arnold's cartoons are more pop-eyed than ever in this simply told, medium-gross episode, and emergent readers will enjoy following the muscid marauder to final nirvana atop a slice of—yes, shoo-fly pie: brown, oozy, lumpy and smelly. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Buzzy Fly Guy's on his own for most of his third outing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Like the recent remake of Alan Sherman's Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, illustrated by Jack E. Davis (p. 401), impossible to read without bursting into song—and maybe adding a few improvised lines. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold's cartoon figures seem to explode across the pages with even more pop-eyed frenzy than usual in this rendition of the traditional camp song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEOW! by Katya Arnold
adapted by Katya Arnold, illustrated by Katya Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"A very welcome author's note places Suteev's work for readers and may inspire them to turn Arnold's text into a classroom play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From Arnold (Katya's Book of Mushrooms, 1997, etc.), a retelling of a story by Vladimir Grigorievich Suteev that will bring shouts at story hours. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIGNMAKER'S ASSISTANT by Tedd Arnold
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"O the perils of blind obedience! (Picture book. 6+)"
Arnold's large-headed, stubby-limbed figures move solidly through a droll cautionary tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >