Search Results: "Chronicle Books"


BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A handsome volume that will toot the horn of train enthusiasts both young and old. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Billed as a companion volume to A Is for Astronaut (2006), this alphabet text geared toward train lovers also blends bold vintage-style illustrations and historical photographs to present the colorful past of railroading. Read full book review >

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NEW YORK, BABY by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Too slight to serve either as guides for newbies or alternatives to keepsake/tributes like Robert Neubecker's Wow! City! (2004) or M. Sasek's This Is San Francisco (updated edition 2003). (Picture book. 3-5)"
This frenzied stroller-level dash through the Big Apple is likely to leave even hardened tourists exhausted. Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

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PRESS HERE by Chronicle Books
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An invitation to play that lacks the simplicity of its print forebear but has its own charms. (iPad game app. 4 & up)"
Extending the bestselling print version's ingeniously interactive contents, this somewhat overheated app offers 15 challengingly abstract games built on unevenly colored, frenetically spinning dots and circles in various primary hues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Beautiful and reverent but perhaps not particularly relevant. (thumbnail bios, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
As the subtitle indicates, young bookworms are invited to "Explore the Amazing Collection of the British Library." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2005

"A worthy companion to Eric Hansen's Motoring with Mohammed (1991), the best recent look at the country."
A season of anthropological fieldwork gone wrong. In this thoughtful memoir, Caton (Anthropology/Harvard Univ.) returns many years later to try to learn why. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 15, 1995

"Too tedious and irritating for even the most avid of anglers. (more than 300 line drawings)"
This sluggish memoir devoutly details the mechanics of fly- fishing, but much else in the narrative remains bewilderingly vague. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"A brick of a memoir that carries very little real weight."
A New York City intellectual recalls his childhood in Davenport, Iowa. Read full book review >

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THE VAGRANT CHRONICLE by Paul L. Centeno
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"A dark but epic tale of heroism in a very brave, very new world."
An unlikely hero tries to save the children—and the world—in this complex but satisfying fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAPSHOT CHRONICLE by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1957

"Watch the critics."
In a patchwork of family life is the pattern of Captain Leander's belief in the "unobserved ceremoniousness" of life which is a "gesture and sacrament toward the excellence and continuousness of things" and through parts of his diary, episodes in St. Read full book review >