Search Results: "Debbie S. Miller"


BOOK REVIEW

ARE TREES ALIVE by Debbie S. Miller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A feel-good story from the tree-hugging illustration on the front cover to the cozy family picnic at the end. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Responding to her daughter's question about how trees breathe without noses, the author celebrates the common features of trees and humans in this multicultural picture book more successful for its art than its science. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by Slavenka Drakulic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"This one is more painful than most."
Justly acclaimed as a journalist and an essayist, Drakuli—chose the novel for her latest tale of the terrors of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. Read full book review >

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S by John Updike
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 1988

"Possible moral here: a rage for symmetry isn't always an artist's best friend."
A companion piece to Roger's Version, this is Updike updating Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by having Hester Prynne—here, Sarah Worth—get her two cents in as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RIVER OF LIFE by Debbie S. Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2000

"An ecology lesson made beautifully simple. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
This portrait of life along an Alaskan river is marked by the observations of a child who notes the changes of its plants and animals as the seasons go forward. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

S. by J.J. Abrams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Beguiling. For fans of mysteries, postmodern fiction and fine bookmaking: a book that makes demands of its reader, but that amply entertains in return."
A delightful, endlessly unfolding fiction that is meta beyond meta, a sort of Da Vinci Code for smart people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SURVIVAL AT 40 BELOW by Debbie S. Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A fascinating look at the great diversity of animal adaptations, as well as an introduction to some lesser-known species. (author's note, glossary, map, additional sources) (Informational picture book. 7-12)"
Focusing on the fauna that make their home in Gates of the Arctic National Park, Miller explores the many different kinds of adaptations that allow these animals to survive the brutal winters. Read full book review >

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A WOOLLY MAMMOTH JOURNEY by Debbie S. Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Vivid writing and equally impressive illustrations make this an excellent science title for young readers. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
The shaggy six-ton Ice Age relatives of the African elephant are brought to life again in this nature adventure by the author of A Caribou Journey (1994). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARCTIC LIGHTS, ARCTIC NIGHTS by Debbie S. Miller
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"A lovely treatment of a difficult concept and of a very special place. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
The rhythms of the arctic year play out on the pages of this quietly lovely picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ARTHUR MILLER by Christopher Bigsby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2009

"A richly detailed, revealing look at the making of a playwright and a man."
Copiously researched, deftly written biography that expands our understanding of a major figure in American letters. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL AT 120 ABOVE by Debbie S. Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2012

"Enjoyable, interesting reading for animal lovers and browsers alike. (author's note, glossary, temperature chart, bibliography of books and websites, maps) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Animals and plants in Australia's Simpson Desert have made remarkable adaptations in order to survive in that brutally arid wasteland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Students researching Alaska will need to look elsewhere, but this title may spur the curiosity of armchair adventurers and naturalists. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author and illustrator team of Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights (2003) and other titles on their home state add another tourist picture book for browsing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 31, 2002

Make way for more sled dogs. Read full book review >