Search Results: "Drahos Zak"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Robert Holden
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"As an illustrator of the grotesque, Zak has great facility, but this rendition is not for readers unfamiliar with more traditional versions. (Picture book/folklore. 8-12)"
Developing the theme that there was no particular difference between the rats of Hamelin and its greedy, ungrateful populace, Zak draws both with beady eyes, snaggle teeth, and disagreeable sagging bodies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2016

"A scrupulously reported, gracefully told, exquisitely paced debut."
Centering on a single episode, a powerful declaration of conscience,a Washington Post reporter tells an intensely unsettling story about living with our nuclear arsenal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1994

"Substantial bibliography (largely adult); index. (Nonfiction. 10- 14)"
An uneven but thoughtful entry in the Young Readers' History of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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THE WORST BREAKFAST by China Miéville
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"A brilliant, original, infinitely rereadable book that can sit alongside Sendak and Dahl. (Picture book. 3 & up)"
A young black girl tells her little sister that the breakfast before them reminds her of the worst breakfast, but her sister has no recollection of that terrible meal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2012

"Explaining his use of cutting-edge research to undercut Gordon Gekko's infamous mantra ('Greed is good'), Zak is engaging, entertaining and profound."
Zak (Economic Psychology and Management/Claremont Graduate Univ.; Moral Markets: the Critical Role of Values in the Economy, 2008, etc.) explores a surprising link among neuroscience, morality and economic success. Read full book review >

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THE TERRORIST'S SON by Zak Ebrahim
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Ebrahim turns Auden's cautionary words on evil upside down with this brief but moving 'portrait of a young man who was raised in the fires of fanaticism and embraced nonviolence instead.'"
The inspiring story of a peace advocate who was raised in the dogma of hate but chose a different path. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUFO'S MUSIC by Kite Edizioni Srl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 19, 2012

"All toads considered, this is a story for the misfit in all of us. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
Music changes a toad's life. Read full book review >

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WE DID PORN by Zak Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"The pleasure in this book comes not from living through the author's atypical experience, but in being taken deeper into areas of thought commonly perceived as taboo—a wild, entirely worthwhile ride."
Intelligent, frank and often hilarious meditation on the author's dual career as an artist and actor in adult videos. Read full book review >

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The Odds of Our Times by Zak Vegha
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 10, 2016

"An engaging though excessively wordy examination of Nigeria and the challenges facing the nation."
A debut memoir explores life in Nigeria from the earliest days of independence to the present. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAVE MY RAINFOREST by Monica Zak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Map; brief glossary. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 7- 10)"
An earnest but graceless account, based on fact and first published in Sweden in 1989, of the campaign by eight-year-old Omar Castillo to save his country's last rain forest. Read full book review >