Search Results: "Derek Joubert"


BOOK REVIEW

AFRICAN ANIMAL ALPHABET by Derek Joubert
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2011

"A solid introduction to Africa's fauna—happy (letter) hunting. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
The Jouberts, National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence, introduce young readers to the African animals they have studied for years and give them a lesson in letters at the same time. Read full book review >

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FACE TO FACE WITH LIONS by Dereck Joubert
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"The topic is sure to appeal to young animal lovers who will ignore the repetition in early pages to admire these fabulous beasts close-up and in action in the Jouberts' own striking color photographs. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Well known for their documentaries and books on African wildlife for adults, the Jouberts here offer younger readers examples from their years of experience studying, filming and photographing lions in Botswana. Read full book review >

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TEN PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"Toddlers will enjoy this, the cleanest piggy count ever. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten pigs in a tub?! That can't be fun. Read full book review >

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TEN HUNGRY PIGS by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2016

"A snack-time (and storytime) treat. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Peanut-butter-and-jelly's a great snack for a pig and a duck…until nine unwanted guests show up. Read full book review >

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ROMEO AND LOU BLAST OFF by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 6, 2007

"Anderson's serviceable acrylics aren't a match for his clever tale, which will allow young listeners to proudly display their superior knowledge of what's what. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animal pals go on a wild adventure. Read full book review >

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OVER THE RIVER by Derek Anderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Musical arrangement, with full lyrics, on the endpapers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Anderson keeps most of the classic Thanksgiving song's lyrics, but puts a decided twist on its customary scenario. Read full book review >

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AT YOUR OWN RISK by Derek Jarman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1993

"For readers fresh to the fray, the title tells all. (Eighteen b&w photographs.)"
Patchy memoir by gay British filmmaker Jarman, who tested HIV- positive five years ago, has survived a handful of illnesses, and is still going strong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Okay as a locked-van puzzle, but weighted down with Gye's journal entries and outré escapes from gangster widows, international conspiracies, and ectoplasmic manifestations."
Cambridge University parapsychology lecturer Nathaniel Gye comes to the aid of a corpse. Read full book review >

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Released: May 2, 2000

"A twice-told tale that doesn't claim anything of its own in the retelling."
Another Englishman goes to another near-Mediterranean village and becomes besotted by the place in a way that may seem rather familiar already. Read full book review >

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Atlas Forman & The Necessary Dream by Derek Holser
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Fantasy elements may hook readers, but the characters will land them."
A magical destiny awaits a 12-year-old daydreamer, but he has real-life troubles to contend with first. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Detached analysis that sheds more heat than light on an issue of critical importance."
A disappointingly superficial and inconclusive critique of US pay practices. Read full book review >

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TRIPLETREE by Derek Wilson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2004

"Amiably silly stuff, though Gye spends way too much time recapping the plot in his journal entries and discussions with his magazine-editor wife Katherine. Popular historian Wilson (In the Lion's Court, 2002, etc.) plans a sequel."
Cotswold parapsychologist and university lecturer Nathaniel Gye must decide in his debut whether ghosts are harassing a Jacobean manor house. Read full book review >