Search Results: "Dugald Steer"


BOOK REVIEW

PIRATEOLOGY by Dugald Steer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"May 2006) will rush to board—and to attack the enticing associated website. (Novelty. 9-12)"
Avast ye, mateys! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME FOR A TALE by Dugald Steer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"To get the full comic effect here, children will need to know the originals—but even those who don't are apt to enjoy the novelty format. (Folktales. 5-8)"
Scheherazade as a goose? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Flashy but perfunctory. (Fictionalized nonfiction. 10-12)"
Designed more for a quick flip-through than any sort of serious study, this appendage to 2004's Egyptology looks like a battered notebook of general remarks about ancient Egypt with memorabilia clipped in, compiled by "Emily Sands," the fictive vanished archeologist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Though illustrated with full-page, elaborately detailed views of characters and creatures, this outing is not only trite, it lacks the visual appeal of its 'nonfictional' predecessors. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this paint-by-numbers spin-off from the popular Dragonology (2003) and its many progeny, Steer pitches two young apprentice dragonologists into a struggle between scientific dragon researcher Dr. Ernest Drake and his unscrupulous rival, Ignatius Crook, for control of a powerful talisman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KNIGHTOLOGY by Dugald A. Steer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"More a few quick stabs at the topic than a solid bashing—but lively despite its relatively light load of bells and whistles. (Fictionalized informational novelty. 9-11)"
A charge through the glory days of knighthood, led by a latter-day Master of the Secret Order of the Round Table. Read full book review >