Search Results: "Aubrey Lang"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY KOALA by Aubrey Lang
by Aubrey Lang, photographed by Wayne Lynch
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Still, capped by a page each of closing facts, there's enough specific information here—koalas are so logy because eucalyptus leaves provide a low-energy diet—to satisfy the most demanding young naturalists. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
New entries in the "Nature Babies" series, these combine, as previously, simply worded texts with plenty of small color photos taken in the wild, and follow newly born animals through their first years. Read full book review >

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EAGLES by Aubrey Lang
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Released: Dec. 1, 1990

In the "Sierra Club Wildlife Library," a book with elegant full-color photos but a text that is merely adequate, Sattler's excellent The Book of Eagles (1989), a book of similar difficulty and length, has set a standard difficult to match. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF FOOLS AND THE END OF THE SPACE RACE
by Andrew Liptak

On the evening of December 7th, 1972, a cruise ship named the SS Statendam coasted in the dark waters off the shores of Cape Canaveral. It carried a light load: only one hundred passengers occupied the vessel meant to carry over six times that number. Onboard, everyone had their eyes trained towards the shore. At 12:33 am, Apollo ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 22, 1993

"Informative and solid—if not especially gripping—and a valuable reminder that despite the extent of world environmental crises, motivated women and men can still make changes for the better. (Photographs.)"
Profiles in courage from the environmental front, as Wallace (ed., The New Environmental Handbook—not reviewed) presents a remarkable group of individuals whose efforts on behalf of the planet have earned each of them a $60,000 Goldman Prize for environmental activism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Adapted from Lang Lang's autobiography for adults. (Memoir. 12 & up)"
This Chinese-born pianist enjoys a worldwide career as a soloist, with performances so exciting and dramatic that staid concertgoers stand up and cheer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRYSTAL BONES by C. Aubrey Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"It's not subtle, but it will carry along some readers on the prose's pure eagerness. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
This enthusiastic but clichéd series opener strings trope after trope on a thread of purple prose. Read full book review >

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THE BALLAD OF THE LOW LIFES by Enrico Remmert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2004

"Funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly good-natured: a nice romp through the thickets of good and evil. (N.B. Books to Film: The Italian film company RAI Cinema is currently in production with an adaptation of The Ballad of Low Lifes.)"
A caper about a trio of petty grifters in Turin who try to pull off the Big C (Con): second novel but first English translation. Read full book review >

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JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES by Lang Lang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2008

"A true rags-to-riches story told with fervor and variety."
The 25-year-old Chinese piano prodigy chronicles his coming of age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING OUT FOR SARAH by Glenna Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Young readers will be interested to read about the life of a guide dog from his own perspective, but they might not make it through the end of this ho-hum title. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Going to the post office, shopping for groceries, and taking the train might not seem like difficult tasks—unless you're blind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOORAY FOR KIDS! by Suzanne Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Still, the Langs get across that there are all types of kids in this world, and teachers could easily springboard to asking students to write about themselves. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhyming verse explores individuality among kids. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE by Maya Lang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A promising writer gives the love triangle an engaging workout under challenging constraints."
An uneven debut has fun with James Joyce while packing years of a family's life into a single day. Read full book review >