Search Results: "Donald J. Sobol"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"How pleasing to have a new clutch of mysteries for the rising generation thereof. (Crime fiction. 8-10)"
Cranking out the cases for his brainy, perpetually ten-year-old sleuth since 1963, Sobol dishes up ten more—from stolen cookies and rare stamps to faked photos (see title) and a bogus 18th-century diary. Read full book review >

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ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN CRACKS THE CASE by Donald J. Sobol
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"That's a formula that still works after more than a generation. (art not seen) (Fiction. 8-10)"
Having kept Idaville crime free "for more than a year"—more like 44 years, to be precise—the still-ten-year-old Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown takes on ten more scams, misdemeanors and outright felonies. Read full book review >

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ADELINA’S WHALES by Richard Sobol
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Accessible on many levels, it gives a personal face to conservation. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
Photojournalist Sobol contrasts ten-year-old Adelina Mayoral's life in a Mexican fishing village with that of the gray whales that spend three months in the water just offshore. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"In this package, hope, purpose and inspiration are neatly rolled into one. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Sobol provides a fine overview of the sorry state of wildlife in Africa today, and the immense amount of work that needs to be done to save even a fraction of what once was. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"An often engaging book that shows readers the beginnings of the great voyages and the ancient symbols of seafaring communication."
An informed, freethinking re-creation of ancient trade routes, rooted in research and serious fieldwork. Read full book review >

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NOT YET? ANOTHER MISSION by Donald J. Mack
Released: Nov. 12, 2011

"A heartfelt testimony to the power of service, strength and faith."
A peripatetic but touching spiritual autobiography by a believer with a divine destiny. Read full book review >

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CRIPPLED AMERICA by Donald J. Trump
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A brief but still highly padded gift to true believers. Anyone else…well, here's a scowl for you."
Trump, the Campaign Book. Read full book review >

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HEAVEN SENT by Donald J. Mack
Released: March 18, 2014

"A disorienting but sometimes-interesting hybrid of fiction and nonfiction."
Two American servicemen arrive at a unique solution to help unite North and South Korea in Mack's (Not Yet? AnotherMission, 2011) sophomore book. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF RICE by Richard Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Using rice as a lens, this book delivers an engaging snapshot of Thailand and its people. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Many rice farmers all over Thailand still plant and harvest by hand, with the help of family members and such animals as water buffalo and elephants. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"First in a planned Traveling Photographer series, this will delight armchair explorers and animal lovers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Wildlife photographer Sobol treks into Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to photograph critically endangered mountain gorillas. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SILK by Richard Sobol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A pleasingly engaging look at the subject. (silk facts, glossary) (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
Crisp, bright photographs and a simple, personal narrative create a remarkably informative look at the process of silk production in a Thai village. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Not the most user-friendly of guidebooks, but nevertheless valuable for its basic message: Be skeptical about the amount of medical attention you really need, and develop a relationship with your doctor based on mutual honesty. (First printing of 35,000; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
One geriatrician's prescription for the elderly: a healthy dose of skepticism to be applied liberally to medical news stories and doctors' recommendations for tests and medications. Read full book review >