Search Results: "Doug Lavers"


BOOK REVIEW

REKINDLING OF HOPE by Doug Lavers
Released: Nov. 29, 2012

"An engaging read for fans of Utopian sci-fi, but limp characters and tensionless conflict limit its appeal."
Lavers' debut novel opens as an alien collective, known as the Bearing, contacts elderly Australian Peter Wilson. Read full book review >

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PUG & DOUG by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Readers will relate to the bruised feelings, mistaken mix-ups, challenges and ultimate joys of best friendship. Let's just hope Pug and Doug return for more adventures. (Picture book. 4-6)"
How can two best friends that have a lot in common come to terms with their differences and resolve a huge misunderstanding? Leave it to these canine buddies to show how it is done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG UNPLUGGED by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A lively, colorful celebration of unmediated living. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little robot boy goes on an urban adventure. Read full book review >

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RHYMES WITH DOUG by Chad J. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A cache of better rhyming pattern books is available. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An anonymous gift of a rhyming parrot sets off a precarious adventure for a young boy. Read full book review >

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DOUG UNPLUGS ON THE FARM by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine farm story that doubles nicely as a lesson about experiential learning. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Doug is back, and he's ready for hands-on fun and learning down on the farm. Read full book review >

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DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB by Darren Farrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A promising first book; here's hoping his second is just as funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sheep Doug-Dennis and elephant Ben-Bobby are great friends, the type of buddies who go to the circus when bored. Read full book review >

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WILL YOU HELP DOUG FIND HIS DOG? by Jane Caston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Lively interactive fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy loses his dog—and readers help him find it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG, SLUG, AND DOUG THE THUG by Carol Saller
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 4, 1994

"Still, a satisfying tall tale, and great fun to read aloud. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The eponymous characters here are villains; the heroes are ``A lone boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Natural history is one of the few sciences that lends itself to enjoyably larking about ideas and hypotheses as well as having its sober sides, and Lavers takes full advantage of its propensity for entertaining erudition."
Provocative stabs at answering the really big questions regarding wildlife biology, the ones seemingly skipped over when the Victorians tidied up their discipline of natural history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF UNICORNS by Chris Lavers
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Lavers makes an elegant, colorful guide to the unicorn's myth, marvel and the ties that have bound it to human progress."
Lavers (Natural History/Univ. of Nottingham; Why Elephants Have Big Ears: Understanding Patterns of Life on Earth, 2001) ingeniously tracks the myth-making of the unicorn, a 2,500-year "windy road with many charming vistas, and many strange ones." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYTHOLOGIES by Roland Barthes
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1972

"The selections, however, are ample, and the translation fine."
Although Mythologies, published 15 years ago in France, may seem a lamentably late arrival on these shores, it is still the gamiest of structuralist studies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >