Search Results: "Derek Humphry"


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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 19, 1998

"A troubling, informative work of potential significance to everyone. (Author tour)"
Effective advocacy journalism offered in defense of physician-assisted suicide (PAS). Read full book review >

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GLADYS GOES OUT TO LUNCH by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"Like Gladys's bananas, Anderson's story is simple comfort food, with eye-candy artwork providing a welcome dash of spice. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Gladys is a gorilla (never mind that she's purple, for there is more color on these pages than a harlequin's Technicolor dream coat). Read full book review >

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HOW THE EASTER BUNNY SAVED CHRISTMAS by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A fast pace, broad humor and silly puns add to the effort, as do the super-sized illustrations in neon-bright, jewel tones, but the overall effect is rather frenetic. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When Santa is injured by a falling toy train on Christmas Eve, Mrs. Claus phones the Easter Bunny to save the day. Read full book review >

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STORY COUNTY by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Chicken rocking her eggs to sleep, here's a cheery invitation to children to imagine stories or story stages of their own. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In a fit of metafictional worldbuilding, Farmer and four animals march gaily onto blank pages and proceed in steps to build a barn, pour out brown fields (from a bag of "Instant Farm Field"), plant tall cornstalks and haystacks, erect a scarecrow (a princess, thanks to Miss Cow) and finally paint in an evening sky. Read full book review >

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BLUE BURT AND WIGGLES by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A pure pleasure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two best friends fail to keep summer from ending, but won't let winter end their friendship. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE STOLE MY BELLY BUTTON by Derek Yu
by Derek Yu, illustrated by Derek Yu, developed by Derek Yu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"A bit rough around the edges, but any mention of 'belly button' will reliably elicit gales of giggles from younger readers and listeners. (iPad storybook app. 4-6.)"
Considerably more polished of software design than art, story or orthography, this bilingual episode features a thoroughly cute ninja panda who discovers the peril of napping outdoors without covering up. Read full book review >

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SKULDUGGERY PLEASANT by Derek Landy
FANTASY
Released: April 3, 2007

"Expect sequels. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A high-intensity tale shot through with spectacular magic battles, savage mayhem, cool outfits, monsters, hidden doors, over-the-top names, narrow escapes, evil schemes and behavior heroic, ambiguous and really, really bad. Read full book review >

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Released: March 29, 1989

The death throes of religious belief from the accession of Victoria Regina to the publication of Eliot's The Waste Land. Read full book review >

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Sentiaverum by Derek McEldowney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2015

"A swift look at the internal struggles of one particularly unbalanced artist."
From debut author McEldowney comes a novel about the internal struggles of a young artist. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2008

"Provides some truly educative moments, glazed with a thick icing of self-regard."
Groundbreaking linguist Bickerton (Language and Species, 1990, etc.) summarizes his career, focusing on his efforts to understand the link between languages commonly called "pidgin" and "Creole." Read full book review >

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WHAT THE TWILIGHT SAYS by Derek Walcott
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"An archaic male vanity makes some mistakes on the poetic prowl."
A poet's (poetical) prose about poetry. Read full book review >

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DANCING LEDGE by Derek Jarman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 1993

"Many excellent pages, many grandly impolite (if less hostile than At Your Own Risk). (Eighty-eight b&w photographs, including shots of male nudes at low ebb)"
Reconstructed memoir of ``my Queerlife'' of the 1970's that's a companion volume to British filmmaker Jarman's At Your Own Risk (1992), which told of his first five decades as well as of his thoughts since testing HIV-positive five years ago. Read full book review >