Search Results: "Craig Nelson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"The definitive account of a watershed in American history."
A thorough recounting—as full in human terms as in scientific and technical detail—of NASA's first manned Moon landing. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2014

"An engaging history that raises provocative questions about the future of nuclear science."
Nelson (Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, 2009, etc.) returns with a survey of mankind's use of radioactive materials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A gripping drama of WWII, retold with such freshness that it's nearly impossible to put down."
A riveting history of the daring April 1942 bomber raid on Tokyo led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle. Read full book review >

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PEARL HARBOR by Craig Nelson
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Although Gordon Prange's At Dawn We Slept (1981) is showing its age, it remains the best source on the run-up to the attack. Nelson covers this admirably but comes into his own when the fireworks begin."
Bookshelves groan with accounts of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath, but readers will not regret this thick new contribution to the literature. Read full book review >

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IF YOU PLANT A SEED by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Though the message is as old as time, its delivery here is fresh and sweet as August corn. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Nelson spins a gardening metaphor about kindness. Read full book review >

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THE STAR PEOPLE by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"An exemplary offering. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Set in the 1800s, this traditional story retold by a member of the Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Tribe, tells of Sister Girl and her younger brother, who are caught in the middle of a raging prairie fire. Read full book review >

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SITTING BULL by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Solidly historical and far more heartfelt than those on the overcrowded shelf of assignment-fodder profiles. (endnotes, bibliography, index) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
A reverent tribute to the great Hunkpapa chief and holy man, cast as a memoir with a rich array of new and contemporary illustrations. Read full book review >

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DIGGING A HOLE TO HEAVEN by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A useful and thorough piece of work combining fiction and nonfiction, with an extensive author's note detailing the history of coal mining. (timeline, notes, bibliography, index) (Fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-12) "
Nelson departs from his usual Native American stories in this informative look at child coal miners. Read full book review >

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BABY BEAR by Kadir Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Resonant. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The award-winning Nelson turns from nuanced treatments of historical subjects to this exploration of a classic preschool trope: a lost animal's search for home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COYOTE CHRISTMAS by S.D. Nelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"An informative, well-written author's note details the history of the Coyote character in Native-American legends. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Nelson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, uses the traditional Coyote trickster character as the focus of his contemporary holiday story, set on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas. Read full book review >

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CHANGE HAS COME by Kadir Nelson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"The unabashed feeling conveyed in every loose line helps to make this a lovely memento, just in time for Inaguration Day. (Picture book. All ages)"
Two-time Caldecott Honor winner Nelson here gives up his studied compositions and meticulous applications of color in favor of quick, emotion-laden graphite sketches that commemorate Barack Obama's groundbreaking campaign and victory. Read full book review >