Search Results: "Ed Butts"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"The bibliography is dominated by Canadian sources, as befitting the book's origin, but there's plenty here to interest American readers. (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Awash in mighty squalls, tales of heroism and melodramatic chapter headings like "The Lady Elgin: Death in the Darkness," these marine yarns recount the violent ends of nine of the more than 6,000 ships that have "left the bottoms of Lakes Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior…littered with their wreckage and the bones of the people who sailed on them" over the past four centuries. Read full book review >

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MARY BUTTS by Nathalie Blondel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 23, 1998

"As a sole gateway to a lost writer, this is significant for students of British modernist writing; but only more critical dialogue could establish her place in the canon. (32 photos, not seen)"
A neglected British modernist writer is resurrected in exhaustive personal detail but only partly convincing critical measure. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE BADGE by Ed Butts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A broad and engaging if incomplete introduction to law enforcement through the ages. (glossary, timeline, bibliography, websites, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This sweeping look at the history of law enforcement takes readers from ancient China and the pre-Columbian Americas to the 21st century. Read full book review >

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BODYGUARDS! by Ed Butts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"This book includes a lengthy training guide from experienced bodyguards, but it may be the emus that children remember most. (glossary, chronology, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
It would be easy to say: "This book includes all the information you need to become a bodyguard." But the real value of the book is that it contains information you don't need at all. Read full book review >

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EXCELLENT ED by Stacy McAnulty
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"A warm, welcome reminder that everyone is excellent at something. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Ed, the Ellis family dog, has many talents, but none of them matches the excellence of the five Ellis children's—or so he thinks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 17, 2008

"A labor of love of great value to Yankees fans and hard-core baseball junkies, but not too many others."
Everything you need to know—and much, much more—about a baseball magnate you probably didn't know existed. Read full book review >

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DRIVER'S ED by Caroline B. Cooney
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

``If the parents only knew'' is the theme of this story of teenagers caught in the tragic results of a thoughtless prank. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Cottom does a good job of making the name 'Lower Ed' stick, and she makes a solid case for reviewing the entire system of higher education for openness of opportunity."
An informal sociological study of diploma mills and their often ripped-off discontents. Read full book review >

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FAITH ED by Linda K. Wertheimer
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2015

"A worthwhile study marred by bias."
Narrow examination of the teaching of religion in America's public schools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDEAD ED by Rotterly Ghoulstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Discriminating readers may want to look elsewhere. (Funny horror. 9-12)"
Bad enough being a newly undead nerd...but Ed's renegade left arm is trying to kill him! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALT ED by Catherine Atkins
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Otherwise, a complex and stellar work. (Fiction. YA)"
Atkins (When Jeff Comes Home, 2002) offers an anxious and tender story, excellently written on a theme of peer acceptance. Read full book review >

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ED KING by David Guterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"More comedy than tragedy: It's hard to garner much sympathy for characters whose lives are determined by their own selfish choices as much as by fate, but Guterson maintains an enjoyably sharp edge to his humor that will keep readers hooked."
From Guterson (The Other, 2008, etc.), a retelling of Oedipus Rex for the information age. Read full book review >