Search Results: "Bill Breen"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 25, 2013

"A lively account of a company whose products will be familiar to most readers."
How LEGO, the closely held, family-owned Danish toymaker, rose to world leadership in its business class, flirted with bankruptcy collapse and recovered to stake its claim to global leadership once again. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF SANTA’S ISLAND by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

In this ho-ho-hum effort, a boy named Sam stows away in Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve and then is invited along for a visit to an island spa and amusement park. Read full book review >

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PUG & DOUG by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Readers will relate to the bruised feelings, mistaken mix-ups, challenges and ultimate joys of best friendship. Let's just hope Pug and Doug return for more adventures. (Picture book. 4-6)"
How can two best friends that have a lot in common come to terms with their differences and resolve a huge misunderstanding? Leave it to these canine buddies to show how it is done. Read full book review >

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VIOLET THE PILOT by Steve Breen
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2008

"Violet's face in midair with bugs on her teeth. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Violet Van Winkle is an inventor with a flair for air. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Densely argued, with a wealth of examples. Not for the uninitiated."
A flood of British consumer goods into the colonies sets off the American Revolution. Read full book review >

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DARKWOOD by M.E. Breen
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"Both grounded and wondrous. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
This unique tale shines with utterly believable strangeness. Read full book review >

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WOODPECKER WANTS A WAFFLE by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"Serves up fun (and likely a waffle craving)—a good bet for breakfast reading. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will this woodpecker wishing for waffles win one? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"In general, a splendid work of explication and analysis by one who admits to being both charmed and angered by his subjects."
A veteran British journalist examines the history, culture, and economy of North and (principally) South Korea, where he lives for half of each year. Read full book review >

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THE NEW KOREANS by Michael Breen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2017

"A solid entry point into the lives of a people who have fully earned their place on the world stage."
An exploration of "the cultural emergence and…international awareness and acceptance of South Korean expression to a point of familiarity." Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S JOURNEY by T.H. Breen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"An unconvincing attempt to read extraneous political agendas into the first president's fact-finding tours."
An examination of the first presidential road trips. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STICK by Steve Breen
by Steve Breen, illustrated by Steve Breen
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2007

"A promising beginning. (Picture book. 4-6)"
For his children's debut, Pulitzer Prize-winner Breen sends a small frog with a sticky tongue and notably bad aim on an impromptu tour of New Orleans and environs. Read full book review >

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A PERFECT MESS by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A spirited way to explore both causality and not-so-clean fun. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Henry tries his hardest to stay clean for a special day at school. Read full book review >