Search Results: "Diane Siebert"


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RHYOLITE by Diane Siebert
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2003

"As nonfiction in a poetic form, this is almost perfect. (author's note) (Picture book/poetry/nonfiction. 6-10)"
An unusual treatment of an unusual subject breathes new life into narrative poetry in picture book form. Read full book review >

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PLANE SONG by Diane Siebert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1993

"Overall, an appealing book, celebrating its subject as intended; though the persistent rhymes and rhythm don't help much, they don't hurt, either. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Siebert (whose previous songs of praise include, most notably, Heartland, 1989) brings her rather clumsy lyrical style to aircraft and their flight ``above a world of/tundras/trees/fields and farmlands/cities/seas/humming/coming/through the day/toward horizons far away.'' In phrases ranging from doggerel and pre- primerese (``hear their engines!/see them fly!'') to straight nonfiction, she surveys many kinds and uses of planes, big and small, civilian and military. Read full book review >

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SIERRA by Diane Siebert
ADVENTURE
Released: March 15, 1991

"Minor, however, captures some of the high peaks' awesome nobility in his broad, carefully detailed paintings. A valid plea for the environment that will move those not put off by the pretentious text.~(Picture book. 5-10)"
As in Mojave (1988) and Heartland (1989), the land speaks here in first-person verse enumerating its qualities, fauna, geological history, etc. Least successful of the three, this text is awkward and over-earnest. Read full book review >

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MOTORCYCLE SONG by Diane Siebert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"The high in 'high interest' doesn't get much more appealing than this. (Poetry. 5-12)"
Motorcycle fans young and old will find that this evocative poetic work revs up their reading engines, with one long but accessible poem that celebrates motorcycle mania and the lure of the lonely highway. Read full book review >

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TOUR AMERICA by Diane Siebert
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Entertaining, educational and possibly even inspirational. (list of art and mediums) (Poetry/nonfiction. 8-12)"
Siebert once again mines her knowledge of the United States, gained during a ten-year motorcycle odyssey with her husband, to produce poems that celebrate sites famous and lesser known. Read full book review >

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ANGUS by Charles Siebert
Released: May 2, 2000

"Most dog-lovers (and many others) will be moved by Angus's stories and adore being drowned in his sensibilities, which Siebert invests with many powerful lyric moments indeed."
A memoir told telepathically by a dying Jack Russell terrier named Angus who's owned by author Siebert (Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral, 1997) and his wife Bex, known herein as Huge-Head and Sweet-Voice, a questionable device when Angus the terrier knows many place names as well as the names of people he's never met. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2009

"Humans damaged Roger, but it is Siebert's very humanity—open-minded and compassionate—that offers healing. A winner."
In a refuge "built to house and heal bad dreams," New York Times Magazine contributor Siebert (A Man After His Own Heart, 2004, etc.) communes with a chimp retired from the entertainment business. Read full book review >

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A MAN AFTER HIS OWN HEART by Charles Siebert
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 2004

"Adroit blend of personal reflection, science, and history that presents the heart as no mere pump but as the seat of the human soul."
The mystique of the human heart and its role as the brain's emotional and psychological counterbalance. Read full book review >

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CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE by Steven Siebert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Egyptology, what a can of worms."
A suspense/romance based on Egyptology by screenwriter/first-novelist Siebert. Read full book review >

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WICKERBY by Charles Siebert
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A welcome departure from reverent naturalism, Wickerby survives its sillier moments on the strength of Siebert's fine writing and keen eye for beauty in the margins."
An anti-Thoreauvian sojourn in the Canadian wilds turns eco- lyricism on its head by spurring an iconoclastic tribute to the big bad city's natural charms. Read full book review >