Search Results: "E.C. Krupp"


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THE RAINBOW AND YOU by E.C. Krupp
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"Skipping as it does over so much territory, this refreshing break from the many conventional treatments of the subject is more a consciousness-raiser than a book of specific facts or projects for young experimenters. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
The enthusiasm that lights up the Krupps' previous science books (The Moon and You, 1993, etc.) shines in this busy disquisition on rainbows. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1996

"Though often straying from a discussion of astronomy in its sociological and anthropological analysis of vanished societies, Krupp's survey is evocative, absorbing, and informative. (150 photos and drawings, not seen)"
In the latest of his contributions to archaeoastronomy, the study of the astronomy of ancient cultures, Krupp (director, Griffith Observatory; Echoes of the Ancient Sky, 1983, etc.) conducts a compelling survey of sky worship in ancient Egypt, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Anatolia, Africa, and the Americas. Read full book review >

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THE EPIC OF CLAIR by E.C. Hansen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Dogmatic themes and clunky lyrics combine for a dyspeptic ride through this futuristic bildungsroman. (Dystopian epic. 14-18)"
Hansen chooses the ancient epic form and more or less blank verse to tell this postmodern tale of social upheaval in 21st-century Minneapolis-St. Paul. Read full book review >

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VOICE OF AMERICA by E.C. Osondu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A promising, if a bit repetitive debut. These tales are often horrific in outline, but Osondu's warm, humane, bemused tone deepens rather than undermines their impact."
Osondu's first collection is a grim but compassionate look at desperate Nigerians both at home and abroad. Read full book review >

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A NICE LITTLE BEACH TOWN by E.C. Ward
Released: April 17, 1989

The "nice little beach town" is White's Bay, California, where narrator-hero Chandler Cairns—a 40-ish teacher of high-school English—has lived for years, renting an apartment from old Norwegian fisherman Sven ("Finn") Read full book review >

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DUNCAN, SON OF SAGIRA by E.C. Holley
Released: May 28, 2012

"Cat and magic fans, unite!"
The cats are not what they seem. Read full book review >

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DEPTH OF LIES by E.C. Diskin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sometimes-glib mystery that's at its best when it explores what lies beneath the surface of suburbia."
A woman's search for answers after her friend is found dead in a bathtub uncovers secrets and lies in this novel. Read full book review >

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NIGHT OF THE PANTHER by E.C. Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 1997

"A heavily detailed look at roads less traveled, a scary take on the lunatic fringe, some quirky characters, and an unflappable detective—all make the third in this series the liveliest and most readable of Lowell's adventures yet."
The conventional picture of Florida's theme parks, lush condos, and early-bird dinners gets short shrift here as Ayres homes in on southern Florida's alligator-infested Big Cypress Swamp, bordered by hunting preserves, protected state lands, and miles of citrus groves. Read full book review >

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THIS HOUSE IS NOT FOR SALE by E.C. Osondu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A wide-ranging portrait of an African community largely at odds with itself."
The patriarch of a large extended family rules over his kingdom in a family home on the edge of an African village. Read full book review >

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LET'S GO TRAVELING IN MEXICO by Robin Rector  Krupp
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Broad in scope, informative, and fun to read. (chronology, maps) (Picture book. 5+)"
A guided tour through Mexico led by the mythical Quetzalc¢atl, a creature that is half-bird and half-snake. Read full book review >

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HOUR OF THE MANATEE by E.C. Ayres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 1994

"More chase than investigation, really, though Tony's debut is marked by a certain lazy mental competence to match the physical stamina he's going to need."
Socialite Henry Hartley III's former domestic Maureen Fitzgerald, who's been certified for 25 years, barely has time to tell Gulf Coast photographer/p.i. Read full book review >