Search Results: "C. Alexander London"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WILD ONES by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Bold deeds, betrayals, and buffoonery kick off this series with gusto. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
Treacherous urban pets try to renege on an ancient deal with the wild residents of a city alleyway, and a young raccoon finds himself caught in the middle in this all-animal dramedy. Read full book review >

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WE GIVE A SQUID A WEDGIE by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2013

"High-seas hijinks with more laughs (and groans and squids) than adventure. (Humor. 9-12)"
Celia and Oliver are beginning to wonder if destiny will ever stop lobbing accidental adventures their way. Read full book review >

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MOONLIGHT BRIGADE by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Although values clearly steer the plot of this sequel, they don't drive it into the ground. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
An attack on the feral residents of Ankle Snap Alley prompts further heroism and cleverness from resourceful young raccoon Kit, first met in series opener The Wild Ones (2015). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE DINE WITH CANNIBALS by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Fans will be glad of the promise of an adventure in Atlantis to come; Celia and Oliver know adventure is only thrilling when it happens to someone else. (Humorous adventure. 10-14)"
Is it any wonder 11-year-old twins Oliver and Celia Navel hate explorers, given that all explorers ever do is nearly get them killed? Television is so much safer. Read full book review >

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WE ARE NOT EATEN BY YAKS by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Art not seen. (Adventure. 9-14)"
Eleven-year-old twins Celia and Oliver Navel have little in common with their famous explorer parents. Read full book review >

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GREAT ESCAPE by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Agenda-driven from 'howl to snap'—but with action aplenty to go with considerations of complex issues. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
The Moonlight Brigade sallies out from Ankle Snap Alley to free the local zoo's captive creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROGERS HORNSBY by Charles C. Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: July 27, 1995

"Alexander conveys an impressive wealth of facts, though his narrative seldom jumps off the page; nor does he satisfactorily explain how the game changed during Hornsby's career. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A thorough yet static portrait of one of the most accomplished players of baseball's ``golden age.'' ``I have never been a yes man,'' declared Rogers Hornsby in a 1950 interview, and this statement sums up his character. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOKE by Charles C. Alexander
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 31, 2007

"A comprehensive biography of one of the more accomplished, if unexciting, players in major-league history."
From baseball historian Alexander (Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era, 2001, etc.), a detailed history of one of baseball's greatest centerfielders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 1991

"The box score: an evenhanded audit of an enduring socioeconomic institution, which, for all its unsparing detail, should delight fans of any era."
An agreeably informal narrative history of organized baseball from a veteran annalist who knows how to work the corners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SCATTERING OF JADES by Alexander C. Irvine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Smartly written, unclichéd."
Intelligent and strongly written debut historical-fantasy by a descendant of P. T. Barnum's. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"A useful, informative presentation. (38 photos, not seen)"
Baseball historian and biographer Alexander (Rogers Hornsby, 1995, etc.) takes a breathless tour through the national pastime as it adapted to the harsh economy of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Spanish cocido of boiled meats and chickpeas, what the Londons offer is variety and novelty in a neo-middlebrow taste range—and lots of it. (Line drawings—125—not seen.)"
A decade after their Sheryl and Mel London's Creative Cooking with Grains and Pasta, a health-food-style compendium that had its share of bean complements and was already showcasing such grains as amaranth, sorghum, and triticale, the indefatigable Londons have pulled in some yet newer grains (quinoa; teff) and a separate alphabet of beans, and have contrived yet more of their generally palatable, though somewhat capricious, recipes. Read full book review >