Search Results: "Douglas Whynott"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"Thorough research provides fascinating insight into the sweet business of maple syrup."
An inside look at the maple syrup industry. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"White emerges from Whynott's delightful pages as an old soul as free-spirited and inspired as any character in his father's books."
An affectionate, informative, yet lighter-than-air look at the life and work of Joel White, the boat designer and builder who also happened to be E.B.'s son, from Whynott (Giant Bluefin, 1995). Read full book review >

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GIANT BLUEFIN by Douglas Whynott
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Whynott's natural history of the giant bluefin tuna, its mating and migratory habits, and his profiles of the Cape Cod fishermen and their lifestyle, is engagingly rendered."
Whynott takes readers out to sea with ``the true sons of the whalers of old''—the men who make their living harpooning bluefin tuna in the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Maine. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Should prompt warm appreciation for the dedicated practitioners of a job that ruins any social life and generates levels of stress that are not highlighted in veterinary school catalogues."
Obliquely affecting, nuts-and-bolts portrait of a country veterinarian and his evolving practice. Read full book review >

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HOW TO DRAW A DRAGON by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"This rhyming romp will no doubt spur multiple requests for rereading—and redrawing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florian's rhyming verse carries a group of children through drawing their own dragon, starting with the encouraging couplet, "Drawing dragons isn't hard. / Drag a dragon to your yard." Read full book review >

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BOW WOW MEOW MEOW by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"It's rhyming cats and dogs for sure, and the creative Florian poetic zoo continues to grow. (Poetry. 4-10)"
Florian continues his poetic exploration of the entire animal kingdom, last visited in lizards, frogs, and polliwogs (2001), with this seventh entry in his successful series, following the same distinctive format: a large, square size with each short poem facing a full-page illustration. Read full book review >

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ASTEROID IMPACT by Douglas Henderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"He closes with a question-and-answer section that recounts the modern discovery of the blast's geological and paleontological evidence. (index, short bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
To eye-widening scenes of an asteroid blazing down from the heavens and creating a titanic fireball, Henderson (Dinosaur Ghosts: The Mystery of Coelophysis, 1997) matches a suitably dramatic, written account of how the Age of Dinosaurs probably came to its precipitate end. Read full book review >

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AUTUMNBLINGS by Douglas Florian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"His distinctive illustrations using watercolors and colored pencils complement the poems well, with a pair of tumbling children on the cover shown against a glowing golden leaf. (Poetry. 6-9)"
Florian continues his poetic examination of the seasons with this collection exploring different aspects of fall. Read full book review >

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IN THE SWIM by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Paired with every poem is a striking watery painting saturated with color, splashes of humor aimed at grade-schoolers, and imagination. (Picture book/poetry. 8-11)"
Florian makes funny the characteristics and habits of a collection of sea life in his follow-up to Beast Feast (1994) and On the Wing (1996). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A first choice for the poetry shelves in all libraries, this collection is toadally terrific. (Poetry. 4-10)"
"It's wise to stay clear / Of the dangerous cobra / All months of the year, / Including Octobra." Read full book review >

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INSECTLOPEDIA by Douglas Florian
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The watercolor illustrations, abstract and stylized, achieve a comic effect by incorporating collage elements reminiscent of an entomolgist's field notes. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The creator of In the Swim (1997) joins Paul Fleischman (in Joyful Noise, 1987) in poetically praising insects. Read full book review >

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A FISHER by Douglas Florian
NONFICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"An interesting and useful text that would have been made memorable with the right visuals. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3+)"
One day in the life of a fisherman is captured in simple prose and cheerful watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >