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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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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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 >

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 >

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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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"The author's enthusiasm gives this handsome travelogue an inviting immediacy; readers will come away with a clear sense of how little is known, and how much remains to be discovered, about this mysterious civilization. (index, skimpy bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Suddenly abandoned around 1300 c.e., and still only about 10 percent excavated, the thousands of D-shaped Great Houses and other sites in or around New Mexico's Chaco Canyon constitute a fertile field for archaeological investigation and speculation. Read full book review >

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LOST TREASURE OF THE INCA by Peter Lourie
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Full-color photographs of Inca gold, period illustrations, and contemporary photographs of Lourie and his companions enhance the title throughout. (glossary, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Once again, Lourie (Rio Grande, p. 224, etc.) will fire readers' imaginations with his search for lost Inca gold, on a trek through the high mountains of Ecuador. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although the author's visits with Moises may be a little over children's heads, the rest of the text is broken into small pieces and engages the reader in the adventure that is archaeology. (glossary, index, author's note, suggested reading) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
The beauty of the scenery, the mysteries of the Maya, and the dangers of the jungle combine to make this a fascinating story of discovery. Read full book review >