Search Results: "C. Roger Mader"


BOOK REVIEW

TIPTOP CAT by C. Roger Mader
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"Despite believable action and attractive pictures, this feels more like an amusing anecdote than a full-fledged adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Parisian tale inspired by a real-life feline. Read full book review >

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STOWAWAY IN A SLEIGH by C. Roger Mader
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This stowaway is here to stay as a new Christmas classic. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A larger-than-life cat's face with glowing, green eyes peeks out of a red sack on the cover of this story about a stowaway in Santa's sleigh, with those compelling eyes silently begging the reader to open the cover. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A tasty and substantial intellectual treat."
Another helping of wit and wisdom from the ever-entertaining author of Tell Me a Story: A New Look at Real and Artificial Memory (1990), etc. Here, Schank, director of the Institute for the Learning Science at Northwestern Univ., uses tales of gourmet dinners he has known to evoke the workings of human memory, the underpinnings of the learning process, and the meaning of true intelligence. ``I love to eat and I love to think,'' claims the author, and since he also enjoys combining unpaid pleasures (eating well) with paid ones (writing books about thinking), his lively discussion of the learning process is filtered through tales of his recent sabbatical in Paris, during which he attempted to experience the best of French cuisine and refine his knowledge of good wines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FISHING FOR METHUSELAH by Roger Roth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1998

"A rousing adventure with irascible, lovable heros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Roth delivers an unabashedly outrageous tale about the one that got away in this saga of two competitive fishermen and the wise fish that teaches them a lesson about friendship. Read full book review >

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REUNION by Roger Essley
by Roger Essley, illustrated by Roger Essley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1994

"A creative introduction to time travel—and to the way that ordinary-seeming remnants of the past can become windows into a once-vibrant time. (Picture book/Young reader. 5-9)"
While Jon's grandmother naps, she leaves him to look at an old photo album entitled Paul's Fantastic Photos—1915. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: April 12, 1994

"Numerous photos (of uneven usefulness and visual quality); endnotes; index. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
First-American burial sites have been considered fair game for archaeologists and curiosity-seekers since the Mayflower; now two Pawnee activists, a lawyer and a historian, document the course and causes of this wrong and recent legal efforts to redress it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOUSE OF FOUR SEASONS by Roger Duvoisin
Released: July 1, 1956

"Nice."
Father, Mother, Billy and Suzy buy a house in the country, a nice house with shutters, and their discussions about what color to paint it come to more than family quibbling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Young readers will be more effectively wowed by Ann Bausum's more accurate, coherent and far better illustrated Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs (2000). (Fictionalized biography. 11-13)"
"True" in a broad sense at least, this profile of the distinctly Indiana Jones-like Roy Chapman Andrews sticks to the historical record in describing his monumental expeditions into remotest China and Mongolia. Read full book review >