Search Results: "Chris Stringer"


BOOK REVIEW

STRINGER by Anjan Sundaram
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Books by journalists usually keep the focus outward, but Sundaram has more of a novelist's interior sensibility and a talent for describing anxiety and ennui. Readers may be tempted to compare him to Conrad and Naipaul, but he has a strong, unique style all his own."
The former Associated Press stringer in Kinshasa details his year of living dangerously amid the chaos of post-Mobutu Congo. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 13, 2012

"The book's title remains a subject of controversy, but readers seeking to advance beyond the usual flamboyant field researchers will enjoy this intense, detailed account of what the world's anthropologists are doing, thinking and quarreling about."
Not an overall history of human evolution but the story of the last million years, which began with three or four Homo species roaming the world but ended about 30,000 years ago with the disappearance of all but one. Read full book review >

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The Body of Chris by Chris Cole
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A colorful, faith-based memoir of recovery."
In his debut memoir, Cole recounts his struggles with eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental illness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHRIS FARLEY SHOW by Tom Farley Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2008

"Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography—well-structured, consistently engaging and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
Family, friends and colleagues remember the late Saturday Night Live star. Read full book review >

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COLLIDING WITH CHRIS by Dan Harder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"A small dog that appears on the copyright page joyfully keeps pace with Chris to the satisfying conclusion in this small but funny episode. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Harder's first book is aimed at bicyclists, including those still soldiering on with training wheels. Read full book review >

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MONOGRAPH BY CHRIS WARE by Chris Ware
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"This collection has a last-word feel to it, offering a delightful summation of a fruitful and very busy last few decades. Fans, of course, will want much more, but this makes a great start."
The noted artist, collector, and visionary offers a personal anthology/memoir, complete with junior high photos and memories of the cul-de-sacs of Omaha. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN STRAVINSKY MET NIJINSKY by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 5, 2013

"Music and dance made entertaining and joyous. (author's note, sources) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A composer and a choreographer collaborate on a 20th-century masterpiece and cause a riot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YELLOW TIME by Lauren Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Lovely, indeed. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Autumnal bliss is at the heart of this poetic celebration of yellow foliage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER IS THE WARMEST SEASON by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prolific illustrator Stringer's first try at text is slight and unexceptional, but the pictures, many on double-page spreads, in gorgeous glowing acrylics on watercolor paper, capture the warmth and vibrancy of her unique premise. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child rhapsodizes over winter's warmth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Stringer's illustrations are distinguished by lush, pillowy lines, the white edged with blues and pinks, and center the narrative on a child and her grandmother in sync with the snow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"The best snow is the snow that comes softly in the night, like a shy friend afraid to knock …." Read full book review >

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SCARECROW by Cynthia Rylant
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The art captures the scarecrow's point of view, from the sweeping panorama of rolling hills and wide sky, to the close-up details: a morning glory twining around his feet and a mouse building a nest in his hat. (Picture book. 6-12)"
A scarecrow with a friendliness toward birds takes the long view on what constitutes a satisfying experience. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND HER PANTHER by Wendy Orr
ANIMALS
Released: July 6, 2010

"A warm and cozy tale of sisterly joy and sweet imagination. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl and her younger sister have a great adventure in the backyard. Read full book review >