Search Results: "Dick Camp"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"A workmanlike, nuts-and-bolt account of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan."
A specific, technical study of the U.S. military's special operations against al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the weeks after 9/11. Read full book review >

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CAMP by Michael D. Eisner
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2005

"A well-told story of the raw ingredients of growing up, free of bluster but full of brio. (Eight-page photo insert, not seen)"
A valentine to summer camp from recently deposed Disney CEO Eisner, who makes it clear why the camp reverberates for him to this very day. Read full book review >

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MOCHA DICK by Brian Heinz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A tour de force of design, story and illustration. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This eye-catching picture book presents the history of the legendary sperm whale behind the Herman Melville classic. Read full book review >

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MOBY DICK by Philip Edwards
adapted by Philip Edwards, illustrated by Adam Horsepool
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Other recent illustrated versions outsail this superficial recasting. (Picture book. 10-12)"
Shadowy pictures of larger-than-life figures cast atmospheric gloom over this summary version of the classic. Read full book review >

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MOBY DICK by Lance Stahlberg
adapted by Lance Stahlberg, illustrated by Lalit Kumar Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 13, 2010

"Though an also-ran next to the versions of comics legends Will Eisner (2001) and Bill Sienkiewicz (1990), it's absorbing enough—and the biographical introduction and closing pages on whaling ships and sperm whales provide a nice veneer of historical context. (Graphic fiction. 11-13)"
In this slender graphic adaptation of Melville's magnum opus, Ishmael, Queequeg and the rest of the uniformly burly, steely-eyed whalers are strong presences in Singh's art—at least until their pale, gargantuan nemesis shows up to scatter them and their ship as flotsam across the waves. Read full book review >

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MOBY DICK by Geraldine McCaughrean
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"For those disposed to retellings of the classics, this is a prime example of the way to do it. (Fiction. 8-12)"
From the team behind the adaptation of The Odyssey (1995), an audacious retelling that follows the main story line of Melville's monumental work—of Ishmael's tale of Captain Ahab's mad quest for revenge against the giant white whale that took his leg on a previous voyage. Read full book review >

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DEADEYE DICK by Kurt Vonnegut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 1982

"Vonnegut's weakest fiction ever."
Even Vonnegut's weaker myth/cartoon parables of 20th-century American life—Slapstick, Jailbird—have had a certain gravity and a strange shapeliness in their whimsical digressions, their near-childish interplay between silly plots and Big Themes- Here, however, though the Message circles around such weighty matters as Art and Disarmament, there's no majesty in the doodling, no sense of a pattern worth following to the end. Read full book review >

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CAMP UTOPIA by Jenny Ruden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Anarchic slapstick laced with timely truths make this wry, occasionally raunchy debut a standout. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
After her last-ditch effort to avoid fat camp (by going on a fad diet that promises weight loss with each act of forgiveness) fails spectacularly, Bee—angry, assertive, irreverent—faces eight weeks' forced exile among the weight-obsessed, far from TJ. Read full book review >

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BRAIN CAMP by Susan Kim
HORROR AND GHOST STORIES
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Smart, disgusting fun. (Graphic suspense. 13 & up)"
Ever wonder what would happen if the men of Stepford conferred with evil aliens and decided to open a summer camp? Read full book review >

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WOLF CAMP by Katie McKy
by Katie McKy, illustrated by Bonnie Leick
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Children may find the whole episode exaggerated and unlikely; parents, particularly those who send their cubs off to summer camp, might have the opposite reaction. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In a droll and very sparely told tale young Maddie comes home from a summer's spell at Wolf Camp with leaves in her hair, a tendency to howl at sirens and a decided preference for meat—plus the odd grasshopper—over other foods. Read full book review >

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SPACE CAMP by Annie Baird
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 1992

"The Schulke and McFee's Your Future in Space (1986) and Kim Long's Astronaut Training Book for Kids (1990) are still the books of choice on Space Camp; this is appealing, but readers who want to know more will be frustrated by the lack of a bibliography or an address list. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Billed as ``the Official U.S. Space Camp Book,'' this idealized, enthusiastic introduction to NASA's Huntsville, Alabama, camp features plenty of exclamation points and large, bright color photos, plus some insights (`` `How could [Apollo astronauts] take lying down for so long?' `They wanted to be there...more than they wanted to be comfortable. Read full book review >

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WOLF CAMP by Andrea Zuill
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This debut picture book will delight more than dog lovers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Homer, a goggle-eyed, middle-size houndish-looking canine, yearns to go to Wolf Camp, a place "Where every dog can live as a wolf—for an entire week!" Read full book review >