Search Results: "Don Lessem"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1992

"Enjoyable if unfocused, offering ample evidence that paleontological research, which once seemed dry as dust and cold as clay, is now a red-hot bone of contention."
A Baedeker to the sprawling, brawling world of dinosaur research. Read full book review >

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THE ICEMAN by Don Lessem
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"Index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
From the co-author of Digging Up Tyrannosaurus Rex (1992), a scanty but fascinating report on a Copper-Age mummy discovered in 1991 on the mountainous border between Austria and Italy. Read full book review >

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JACK HORNER by Don Lessem
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"This book pulls it off splendidly. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The biggest thing this biography has going for it is the undeniable appeal of its subject: John R. Horner, chief curator of paleontology at the University of Montana and scientific adviser to the film Jurassic Park (now there's a handy hook for getting young readers' attention). Read full book review >

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ORNITHOMIMIDS by Don Lessem
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 2, 1996

"Despite such lack of precision, children will be drawn to the vivid full-color photographs and appealing illustrations of familiar creatures. (glossary, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
This entry in the Special Dinosaurs series discusses a type of dinosaur thought to be the fastest. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE TYRANNOSAURUS REX by John R. Horner
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1993

"Aggravatingly juvenile at times, but stuffed with T. rex goodies and well-positioned to enjoy some of the run-off from Steven Spielberg's upcoming dino-megaepic, Jurassic Park. (Illustrations—eight pp. color & 72 pp. b&w—and line drawings— not seen)"
A lavish photo-and-text celebration of everyone's favorite dinosaur. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIGGING UP TYRANNOSAURUS REX by John R. Horner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Resource Guide'' (lacks dates, but books are recent); rudimentary index. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
The curator of paleontology at Montana's Museum of the Rockies describes the discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil and its excavation, and explains its scientific importance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON GIOVANNA by Amanda Prantera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"With little decoration and an easy touch, Prantera offers a charming, if limited, comedy of matured love and virtuous compromise."
Prantera (Letter to Lorenzo, 1999, etc.) gathers a middle-aged cast of characters to enact an amateur version of Mozart's well-known opera, touching with gentle humor on that work's themes of the heart's durable passion in competition with the mortal limits of body and time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 3, 2012

"Split between old and new, this translation seeks a niche audience."
This new translation of the beloved classic attempts to return to the roots of its earliest English translation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON HO: by Don with Jerry Hopkins Ho
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"Don Ho lovers rejoice; this colorful coffee table book is everything readers could possibly want from an autobiography of this Hawaiian treasure."
Loa maika'i eluhelu e pili ana no Don Ho. (Possible grammar issues notwithstanding, that's Hawaiian for “A very good book about Don Ho.”) Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >