Search Results: "Bruce Lourie"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 6, 2014

"A useful warning against embarking on detoxification without medical supervision."
Canadian environmentalists Smith and Lourie collaborate again in a follow-up to Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Effects Our Health (2010). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"Powerful and beautifully presented. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In his third book in the ``River Series,'' Lourie takes a 460- mile canoe trip from Whitehorse to Dawson, following the path of the Klondike gold prospectors of 1897. Read full book review >

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EVERGLADES by Peter Lourie
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"While less compelling than the author's Yukon River: Adventure to the Gold Fields of the Klondike (1992), this will be appreciated by nature enthusiasts. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Exploring the everglades, the author describes landforms and wildlife and recalls the past history of the enormous slow-moving swamp that runs hundreds of miles from Florida's Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico. Read full book review >

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TIERRA DEL FUEGO by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Period photographs and drawings are especially appealing. (map, index, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Intrepid adventurer Lourie (On the Trail of Lewis and Clark, not reviewed, etc.), who's explored everything from the Amazon to the Yukon, with the Hudson and Mississippi thrown in for good measure, travels to the island of Tierra del Fuego recounting adventures of Magellan, Charles Darwin, and turn-of-the-century world traveler, Joshua Slocum. Read full book review >

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ON THE TEXAS TRAIL OF CABEZA DE VACA by Peter Lourie
ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"His narrative voice sets this apart from more detailed but less personal accounts of the explorer's adventures. (maps, brief quotations, timeline, resource lists, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Most of the conquistadores have a well-deserved bad rep, but here Lourie (On the Trail of Lewis and Clark, 2002) retraces the travels of one exception. Read full book review >

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THE PARADE by Michele Lourie
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"A fun, unique novel, engagingly told from a child's perspective."
In Lourie's (Wizards and Warriors of Kriatha, 2012) latest novel, a mute 6-year-old observes the lives around her and tackles a mystery. Read full book review >

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FIRST DIVE TO SHARK DIVE by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2006

"Highlighted by repeated references to an elusive local supernatural creature known as the Chickcharnie, this account will, in addition to its general appeal, make first rate booktalk material. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Confusing title aside, naturalist/photographer Lourie's record of a visit to Andros Island in the Caribbean will engage armchair travelers and prospective scuba divers alike. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN WORLD OF THE AZTEC by Peter Lourie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Writing with contagious enthusiasm, the author will kindle in readers the same wonder he feels at the way clues to our shared past are being found in these places nearly every day. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The latest stop in his photographic tour of ancient American civilizations brings Lourie to excavations beneath the streets of both Mexico City and the pre-Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 26, 2012

"Though the end is obvious, the means are worth reading—but only for those willing to overlook flaws in the prose."
In Lourie's fantasy novel, three young men—one destined for leadership—partake in a dangerous journey to reclaim power for their people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 2011

"Overall, it lives up to the standards set by others in this stellar series. (maps, resources, glossary, author's note, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This latest addition to an always-intriguing series describes the work of Fernando Rosas, John Reynolds and Lucy Keith studying manatees in different parts of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A personal travelogue, historical geography, and welcome introduction to the majestic river, past and present. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Intrepid explorer Lourie tackles the "Father of Waters," the Mighty Mississippi, traveling by canoe, bicycle, foot, and car, 2,340 miles from the headwaters of the great river at the Canadian border to the river's end in the Gulf of Mexico. Read full book review >