Search Results: "Avis Lang"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"An enthusiastic, persuasive case to start probing outer space again."
Astrophysicist Tyson, the director of Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, delivers a forceful, cumulative argument for space exploration even in the face of a disastrous economy. 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

LEAP INTO POETRY by Avis Harley
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Poetry buffs and teachers will enjoy the varied types of poetry, kids, the humorous poems, but otherwise this is a more of a stumble than a leap. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A combination poetry book, instruction manual, and collection of bug facts is the latest companion to Harley's Fly with Poetry (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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THE MONARCH’S PROGRESS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young poets and naturalists should both be drawn to this. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Using a variety of poetic forms and devices, Harley follows monarch butterflies through a cycle of development and migration. Read full book review >

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SPENT by Avis Cardella
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2010

"One woman's quest for the meaning of living beyond her means—a middling memoir."
A study in how compulsive acquisition can lead to untold loss. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >