Search Results: "Arthur Allen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2007

"Solid, attention-holding history."
Washington-based journalist Allen looks closely at how authorities have imposed preventive vaccination against infectious diseases and how people have responded to that imposition. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2010

"An eye-opener for foodies, consumers and social-justice activists alike."
A robust tale of how tomatoes get to the table and why some don't taste very good when they get there. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 21, 2014

"An unforgettable book."
The harrowing story of two brilliant immunologists, one Christian, one Jewish, who were separated during World War II yet found heroic ways to turn their typhus vaccine research against the Nazis. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY BOOKS EVERYONE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IN APRIL
by John DeNardo

April is bringing a whole new enticing batch of science fiction and fantasy books that will stretch your imagination. Here's a selection of the ones that will be generating the most buzz. You'll find fallen angels, Death's assistant, human refugees in space, a revolution against the One Percent, matriarchal lunar colonies, giant robots, genetic thrills, biotech-weird, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ICE  by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: April 20, 2011

"Geisert's meticulous illustrations won't amuse everyone, but they certainly conjure a fully realized piggy world—an island at home with itself, floating way out there in the ocean. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A heat wave compels an industrious community of island piggies to build a giant ship, complete with masts and rigging, and voyage to retrieve an Arctic iceberg and cool off. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A simply glorious barn and farm opus. (glossary) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Only someone who's walked the walk and driven the tractor—and is immensely creative besides—could take readers on such an accurate, realistic and fascinating alphabetic farmland journey. Read full book review >

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THE GIANT BALL OF STRING by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A distant but affectionate cousin to John Vernon Lord's venerable Giant Jam Sandwich (1975). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Praise be to those who see the joys of inspired silliness, for they shall delight the masses. Read full book review >

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OOPS by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"More sophisticated, dark and subtle than Lights Out (2005); fans will delight in the frenetic action and maze of details in the etched illustrations and find relief in the fact that everyone is okay. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Geisert adds another link to his inventive, wordless chain-reaction escapades that are awash with cleverness and ingenuity. Read full book review >

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NURSERY CRIMES by Arthur  Geisert
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It's a Thanksgiving story with a difference, played out con brio by an all-porcine cast. (Picture book. 6-8)"
This whimsical whodunit, longer on visual appeal than internal logic, kicks off with the overnight disappearance of a crop of huge turkey topiaries from the nursery-cum-salvage-yard of aptly named Jambonneau and his dainty wife Merville de Peru. Read full book review >

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WHO'S AT THE DOOR? by Jonathan Allen
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A winning and funny variation on an old theme. (Picture book. 3-8)"
It's the shifty-eyed wolf at the pigs' door, but neither his several disguises (a blowzy old lady; a policeman) nor the mendacious reasons he offers for coming in (``I've locked myself out...Can I...use your phone?''; ``There's a suspicious old lady in the area'') deceive the three pigs; once they've had enough, they concoct their own disguise and frighten the wolf away with a satisfyingly clever role reversal. Read full book review >

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POOR LITTLE GUY by Elanna Allen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"A clear victory for a pufferfish and, more importantly, readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small, bespectacled pufferfish must face the everyday reality of being a small fish in a world full of big fishes. Read full book review >

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MUSIC FOR ALICE by Allen Say
FICTION
Released: March 29, 2004

"Each of Say's exquisite paintings tells a story; together they create a moving testament to a life of hard work and dreams—dreams that find fulfillment in unanticipated ways. (Picture book. All ages)"
Understated full-page water-color paintings and a spare text tell the life story of Alice Sumida, who "loved dancing more than anything else." Read full book review >