Search Results: "David R. Lundquist"


BOOK REVIEW

CLARABELLE by Cris Peterson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Younger readers may get a clearer picture of how a dairy farm works from Gail Gibbons's The Milk Makers (1985) or Aliki's Milk from Cow to Carton (1992), but this provides a more personal view of the enterprise. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Here's a Holstein who makes a fetching subject for Lundquist's camera, though this easy-reading portrait of a dairy farm's "four-footed factory" leaves the boundary between fact and invention a little vague. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 29, 1994

"Photos; chronology (with one date mismatched with a text date); bibliography; index. (Biography. 10+)"
Brisk writing drives this sympathetic portrait of a vivacious woman who was probably unfairly criticized in her own day. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"It is a well-worn path through a very public landscape that Foster travels, and he fails to jump the ruts."
Any way you slice Harvard University ecologist Foster's evolutionary portrait of the New England landscape—psychogeography, an archaeology of place, glimmerings of the swiftness of nature's transformations—his choice of subject thwarts him: whatever he has to say, it has been better said before Foster's point is clear and sensible: "Nature can only be understood through an awareness of its history," and if we are to appreciate, conserve, and manage ecosystems, we must know that history. Read full book review >

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THE CLIFF by David R. Slavitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Witty and urbane, the book is sure to capture the minds, if not the hearts, of armchair travelers and those who enjoy dark humor with their literature."
Prolific author Slavitt (Turkish Delights, 1993, etc.) deals up a delightful satire that punctures academia with a sure and measured hand. Read full book review >

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Jake & Clara by David R. Stokes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 20, 2015

"A potent, nearly perfect brew of politics, murder, mayhem, and mystery.
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Stokes' (How to Keep Calm and Carry On, 2014, etc.) crisp work of historical fiction animates the most sensational homicide trial in the criminal annals of Oklahoma. Read full book review >

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CAT & BUNNY by Mary Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Listeners will definitely relate to the pain of being left out; this gentle tale offers an opportunity to contemplate one's own role in a solution. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The dedication page's strategic placement of acorns attached to a branch—two intertwined and one, alone, sprouting in the opposite direction—foreshadows the conflict in this story of fluctuating friendships. Read full book review >

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PLASTIC POLLY by Jenny Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Readers will surely be saying, ‘Polly, you go girl.' (Fiction. 9-13)"
A popularity war heats to boiling when follower Polly Pierce has to take over the leadership of a middle school talent competition. Read full book review >

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THE ACADEMY OF PLANETARY EVOLUTION by David R. Shapiro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 2014

"Edifying and entertaining; recommended for serious dinosaur aficionados looking for scholarly, in-depth information. (maps, glossary, bios) (Graphic informational fantasy. 8-14)"
Three exceptionally bright children find themselves at an exclusive time-traveling academy—and on the run from some fellow time travelers seeking them and their magical map. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 3, 2005

"An amusing, learned and literate look at the naked apes who populate the pages of our most celebrated fiction."
Great works of literature are great, aver the authors, in part because they accurately display human nature in all its Darwinian gore, glory and vainglory. Read full book review >

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THE OPAL CROWN by Jenny Lundquist
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Better suited for fans of romance than fantasy enthusiasts, this concluding story will also satisfy those looking for 'clean' reads. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
The royal intrigue and twin bonding of The Princess in the Opal Mask (2013) continue in this sequel.Read full book review >