Search Results: "Dale Peterson"


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THE MORAL LIVES OF ANIMALS by Dale Peterson
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"A thorough and sophisticated book, yet accessible and enjoyable even for those with little previous exposure to the topic."
A distinguished science writer scrutinizes how certain behaviors demonstrated across species resonate with human values. Read full book review >

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JANE GOODALL by Dale Peterson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"A loving depiction of a remarkable woman who charmed the world as much as it captivated her."
A longtime literary collaborator traces the life of a young British girl who became a voice for humanity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"It's easy to admire the man and easier still to admire this droll, shrewd piece of travel writing."
The affable Peterson (Visions of Caliban, with Jane Goodall, 1993, etc.) takes a leisurely amble through equatorial Africa, drinking in the atmosphere and poking into the lands of the chimpanzee. Read full book review >

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ST. DALE by Sharyn McCrumb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2005

"Still, this book of moments is required reading for anybody who still mourns Number Three—or who wonders what the fuss is about."
In a career marked by strange, wonderful stories (Ghost Riders, 2003, etc.), McCrumb offers her strangest yet: a modern-day Canterbury Tales with Dale Earnhardt replacing Thomas à Becket. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2014

"A contemporary and festive Latino birthday celebration. (Bilingual picture book. 3-6)"
Mateo's birthday is full of excitement, family and many things to count in English and Spanish. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2001

"Further evidence, if any were needed by now, of Goodall's stunning intellectual acuity, broad curiosity, courage, decency, and goodness."
The second of a two-volume autobiography (Reason for Hope, 1999) in letters that allows readers to enter the daily life of famed primatologist Goodall. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1993

"A powerful indictment of human cruelty; a convincing plea for animal rights—and altogether superior to the run-of-the-mill nature books crowding the market. (Photos.)"
Peterson (English/Tufts), eloquent chronicler of nonhuman primates (The Deluge and the Ark, 1989), combines forces with chimp expert Goodall (Through a Window, 1990, etc.) to produce a Baedeker-cum-Declaration of Independence for the chimpanzee. Read full book review >

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Released: June 4, 2009

"Intermittently useful repair advice inside a loving family portrait that has universal appeal."
Studio potter and high school teacher Peterson documents the joys and tribulations of living in a 200-year-old house in rural New Hampshire. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION

"Bound to become a must-have app for tech-savvy birders."
Peterson's Field Guides were made to be taken, quite literally, into the field to help birdwatchers and nature lovers quickly identify specimens that often appear and disappear in a matter of seconds. It remains to be seen whether Appweavers' new iPhone and iPad app of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt classic will improve on the book's utility, but several of the app's features, however, suggest they might. Read full book review >

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HOW ANGEL PETERSON GOT HIS NAME by Gary Paulsen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Related with the author's customary matter-of-fact tone and keen comic timing, these episodes will not only keep young readers, of both sexes, in stitches, they're made to order for reading aloud. (Biography. 10-12)"
Dedicated to all 13-year-old boys ("The miracle is that we live through it"), Paulsen's latest collection of possibly autobiographical anecdotes, his most hilarious yet, celebrates that innate impulse to try really stupid stunts, just to see what happens. Read full book review >

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THE GUPPIES OF HILLY DALE HOUSE by Anne Baird
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"An appealing, useful book. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Five half-pint realistic stories about a day-care group (the ``Guppies''), each genial episode making its small, wholesome point via demonstration: the toddler who naps in the morning is the only one who's wide awake at lunchtime; an inchworm is fun to hold, but will be happiest outside. Read full book review >