Search Results: "Charles Gasparino"


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NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"A thoughtful, provocative investigation and assessment."
A senior correspondent for Fox Business Network profiles the ongoing insider trading prosecutions that have secured convictions for more than 70 hedge fund traders. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CORN by Charles Micucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Columbus sought gold when he came to the New World; little did he know how much those yellow kernels were really worth. (sources, acknowledgements) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Micucci, who has closely examined the apple, the peanut, the honeybee and most recently the ant (The Life and Times of the Ant, 2003, etc.), now turns to the largest crop in America—corn. Read full book review >

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I KNOW A RHINO by Charles Fuge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

A young girl transforms her day in imaginative rhyming play with her many animal friends. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Though not as clever a twist as Eugene Trivizas's classic Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig (1993), illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, this also presents an alternative to traditional adversarial encounters between predator and prey. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this original, and decidedly un-Aesopian, fable, wolf and pigs fall in together with unwontedly happy results. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE APPLE by Charles Micucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Though appropriate for the audience suggested by the picture-book format, the information is substantial enough to be also useful for older children. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
New books on apples are published regularly, but this one is outstanding. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE DINOSAURS by Charles Fuge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"A cozy, briefly told wish-fulfillment tale, lit up by pictures whose clear colors and solid-looking figures are easy on the eyes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Plot plays a minor role at best in this brightly illustrated tale of three cute, stubby-limbed dinos getting a taste of flight. Read full book review >

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LIFE AND TIMES OF THE PEANUT by Charles Micucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The straightforward, stimulating style rises above the superficial, jam-packed, jazzy presentations of many information books for children, making this a captivating compendium, as wholesome and substantial as a peanut butter sandwich. (further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-11)"
In a book that follows in the clearly defined footsteps of its predecessors, The Life and Times of the Apple (1992) and The Life and Times of the Honeybee (1995), Micucci takes a bemused, informative look at the subject of goobers, pinders, earth nuts, ground peas—peanuts. Read full book review >

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SUGAR SKULL by Charles Burns
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A fittingly audacious finale to an artistically ambitious trilogy, one that pays homage to the comic books of old yet takes the art to another, weirder level."
The third volume in a trilogy concludes a renowned graphic artist's hallucinatory descent into comic-book hell—and it doesn't end prettily. Read full book review >

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THE SILK PRINCESS by Charles Santore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2007

"Beautiful work—but Lily Toy Hong's The Empress and the Silkworm (1995) sticks closer to the original story and culture. (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
Santore reworks an ancient Chinese legend about the discovery of silk into a sumptuously illustrated tale featuring an Emperor's daughter, a dragon (can't have a Chinese story without a dragon, after all) and an old, probably divine weaver who plays an important role until suddenly disappearing, along with the lustrous fabric he's been creating. Read full book review >