Search Results: "Charles Fergus"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOW CATCHER by Charles Fergus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 1991

"Readers who usually skip history as too dry will enjoy this. (Thirty-two historic photographs.)"
Deftly written account of a 1913 cross-country expedition to record the surviving members of Indian tribes and offer them citizenship, after which they were conveniently to fade forever into the sunset. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Pleasant reading for the generalist; meaty enough to engage those with special interests in dogs, hunting, or nature."
The nurturing, training, and blooding of a springer spaniel, the first hunting dog Fergus (Shadow Catcher, reviewed above) has owned. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Concise and comprehensive, this fills an important niche in the environmental compendium of species that face annihilation at the hands of man."
In tones both reportorial and evocative of the shadowy and deadly habits of the Florida panther, Fergus chronicles the efforts of a welter of agencies and individuals to avert the extinction of this creature, which ranks high on the Endangered Species List. Read full book review >

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FERGUS CRANE by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Missable. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The creators of the Edge Chronicles open a new series aimed at a younger audience with this tale of a lad who discovers that his teachers are all pirates. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"No tears, but plenty of convincing testimony to the redemptive powers of nature. (b&w illustrations)"
A compelling mix of adventure, travel, natural history, and emotional recovery set against the exotic backdrop of an Icelandic summer. Read full book review >

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GOOD BOY, FERGUS! by David Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Yes, Fergus! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fergus is a West Highland terrier, an irrepressibly charming canine based on the real-life pet of the author, who clearly knows a thing or two about mischievous main characters. Read full book review >

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FERGUS AND ZEKE by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Here's to more adventures for Fergus and Zeke! (Early reader 6-9)"
A class pet decides not to miss the class field trip to the Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >

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HANK AND FERGUS by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Despite the fun of Laliberté's bright, full-bleed illustrations, in which Fergus changes his breed to suit Hank's mood, this Canadian import is not a first purchase. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Hank is sure his imaginary dog Fergus is the only friend he needs. Read full book review >

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FERGUS BARNABY GOES ON VACATION by David Barrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The free-spirited illustrations, the detailed urban setting, and Fergus' close connections with his friends are sure to make this a hit with every child looking forward to a trip. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The Barnaby family is getting ready to go on vacation, but Fergus keeps forgetting things. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES DARWIN by A.N. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An illuminating new biography of a legendary figure in the scientific world whose legacy continues to draw reappraisals."
The prolific novelist and biographer probes the character and controversies of Charles Darwin's life and the controversial theory that turned the world on its head. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES DICKENS by Jenny Hartley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"A deft, authoritative, and engaging reappraisal of the great Victorian novelist."
Restless, tireless, and prolific, Dickens "became an adjective in his own lifetime." Read full book review >

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CHARLES ADDAMS by Linda H. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A bemused and indulgent look at the artist, all in good taste."
Charles Addams, longtime New Yorker cartoonist and creator of "The Addams Family," was a gentle soul manipulated by women, according to Davis's largely anecdotal biography. Read full book review >