Search Results: "Dick Gackenbach"


BOOK REVIEW

ALICE'S SPECIAL ROOM by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 1991

As she tells her busy mother, Alice has a room where she can find January's cold or even play with a beloved cat that died last summer. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY TREE by Dick Gackenbach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"The value of the ecological message goes without saying; the presentation here in simple text and engaging cartoon-style illustrations is cheerful, though not very thoughtfully developed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Three conifers begin to grow at the same time. Read full book review >

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SERIOUS SCIENCE by Janice Lee Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1993

"With consistently perky dialogue, dozens of brief, funny incidents, and Gackenbach's appealing primary- graders sprinkled liberally throughout (plus the skeleton Mr. D. contributes adorning the jacket): an inviting entry in a popular series. (Fiction. 7-9)"
After Ms. D.'s class gets to participate in the big kids' science fair, the children develop just the exhibits that those familiar with the six earlier ``Adam Joshua'' books would expect- -Nelson hopes to prove that his fish has ESP; Sidney is growing cultures in his big brother's socks; and so on. Read full book review >

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WHEN I AM EIGHT by Joan Lowery Nixon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"A likable addition. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A self-assured little boy details the grand things he'll do when he's big like his brother: his wheelies will break records; he'll be a champion ballplayer who can retort, ``Who cares?'' when he's told he's too little to play; and (his imagination soars) he'll have a video game with real monsters and a birthday party with a circus, including an elephant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Festive but slight. (Fiction. 6-9)"
The children in Ms. D's third-grade class are thick into plans for their Christmas celebrations when a mysterious voice in their coatroom, which they believe to be that of the Christmas spirit, persuades them to rethink their greedy, grumpy ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"One of Smith's best. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Adam Joshua finds that Valentine's Day is ``a whole lot scarier'' than Halloween. Read full book review >

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TIME OUT, BABY! by Dick Vitale
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Vitale seems too wrapped up in hyping the game and his own career to be an attentive reporter—so what we get is goofy and giddy, Baby, like the man himself. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Fast-break fulminations on the 1990-91 NCAA season, delivered at record decibels by megastar sportscaster Vitale (Vitale, 1988). Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

OBLIGATIONS OF THE BONE by Dick Cluster
Released: Sept. 9, 1992

"A nice step up."
For no discernible reason (he says), Dr. Jay Harrison, the leading bone-marrow expert at Boston's major cancer facility, Dennison Center, is being blackmailed; and if he doesn't come up with the money, all of Linda Dumars's frozen bone marrow will be destroyed, leaving her vulnerable to infection—and worse. Read full book review >