Search Results: "Brook Wilensky-Lanford"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2011

"A lively journey, though getting back to the Garden turns out to be even more complicated than Joni Mitchell's 'Woodstock' lyrics imagined."
A freelance journalist debuts with a spirited chase through history, geography and religion as she chronicles the myriad and sometimes mad attempts to locate the Garden of Eden. Read full book review >

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THE BROOK by Alfred Tennyson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Hallmark Card hand. (Glossary) (Poetry/Picture book. 4- 7)"
It's unfair—and too easy—to criticize an artist for failing Tennyson, but the fact remains that ALA Notable author/illustrator Micucci (The Life and Times of the Apple, 1992, etc.) doesn't seem even to try to rise to the occasion. Read full book review >

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BROOK TROUT by Nick Karas
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Angling literature, burdened as it is by overproduction, has every reason to celebrate Karas's brook trout encomium. (color and b&w photos and illustrations, not seen)"
The much maligned brook trout gets star billing in this encyclopedic, readable study of Salvelinus fontinalis from Newsday outdoor columnist Karas. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Just ease off on the cracker-barrel kibitzing."
Low-key nature observations presented with grace by naturalist, wildlife photographer, and free-lance journalist Levin. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"With its emphasis on getting out and doing, this is the perfect antidote to 'Nature Deficit Disorder' and should help prepare grown-ups and kids alike for their own explorations of local waterways. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
Encouraging kids to get their hands wet—literally—this new offering from the ever-energetic Arnosky introduces them to the geology and flora and fauna of one of our landscape's more accessible ecosystems, the brook. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"A richly descriptive debut novel that evokes English farm life in the post-World War I period."
Lecouteur's debut novel reveals family and farm life in England during the period between the two World Wars. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK BROOK by Tom Drury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1998

"A trip and a treat. (Author tour)"
An irresistibly droll portrayal of an All-American liar, loser, and innocent dominates this edgy, captivating second novel by the author of The End of Vandalism (1994). Read full book review >

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MURMUR OF THE LONELY BROOK by Debashis Dey
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A slow-moving but worthwhile exploration of common marriage in Rakcham, India."
In Dey's debut novel, an Indian woman, newly wed, learns that she will be shared in marriage with her husband's brother. Read full book review >

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THE PATTACONK BROOK by James Stevenson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Slight, but sweet; fans of Stevenson's art won't be disappointed. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Shoehorned, with uneven grace, into an insistent dactylic tetrameter that mimics a burbling brook (``A branch floating by might be jumped on and ridden./One might ride over waterfalls down to the sea''), here is the saga of Sidney—a frog, first seen recording the Pattaconk's voice in his notebook—and his friend Sherry, a snail (``I'm a listener, not a speller''). Read full book review >

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"Overall, a satisfying sequel that will engage readers with its characters and the depiction of rural England during World War II, although it may put off readers looking for a graver, serious historical novel."
A look at the trials and tribulations of family and farm life during World War II. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"This work offers only homely truths: Every person needs someone, but if you lose or never find that person, you can make a home and take care of yourself. (illustrations, not seen)"
A charming 1950s time capsule of self-reliance and community served without frills, New England'style. Read full book review >

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EVEN BROOK TROUT GET THE BLUES by John Gierach
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"With great good humor, Gierach casts his words in the tradition of the finest sportswriting. (Line drawings throughout.)"
Fine, sweetly written essays on the sport and art of fly- fishing, by a writer who thinks of himself as ``a reporter rather than an expert.'' A Colorado outdoorsman, Gierach (Sex, Death, and Fly-Fishing, 1990) views fly-fishing as ``a healthy antisocial sport'' that ``has become a highly refined ritualistic food-gathering technique in which damned little food gets gathered.'' Gierach fishes everything from glamour spots like the Kenosha Trout Club, where aficionados use thousand-dollar, custom-made bamboo rods, to simple farm ponds stocked because ``something in the collective rural American consciousness...abhors a fishless body of water.'' After trout, the author also wets an occasional fly primarily for bluegill, bass, and—sacrilege amongst purists—gar and northern pike. Read full book review >