Search Results: "Elaine Corn"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"There are no more excuses for cooking phobia."
Former Sacramento Bee food editor Corn (Gooey Desserts) wrote a series for noncooks that led to this snazzy book. Read full book review >

ARTICLE

MY CLASSROOM FILE
by Julie Danielson

I feel like a broken record saying this, because I’ve muttered it many times here before, but there are some picture books that make me wish I could snap my fingers and instantly be back in a school library. Or they have me scrambling to find the closest librarian friend who will let me visit and temporarily take over story ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PART OF HIS STORY by Alfred Corn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1997

"Impressive in parts, but finally unpersuasive."
An elegy to love lost and found in which poet Corn (Incarnation: Contemporary Writers on the New Testament, 1990) tests the waters of fiction for the first time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"This is as pleasurable and eye-opening a history as one would hope for, generous in its descriptions of exotic islands and exciting in its depictions of the men who made fortunes in their waters. (maps)"
A lucid and comprehensive account spanning the nearly four centuries of international intrigue and bloody struggle for control of the vast riches of the Spice Islands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A fairly absorbing read about the CIA, though the special significance of its protagonist isn't really established."
Nation Washington editor Corn delves thoroughly and with gusto into the career of Ted Shackley, one of the more shadowy CIA agents of the Cold War period. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Still, a fresh, well-written account of a journey through an often-overlooked region."
Travel-writer Corn (The New York Times, etc.) goes to Indonesia to satisfy his lifelong curiosity about the vast, 13,677- island archipelago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Blue Moon over Madagascar by Cathy A. Corn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 6, 2015

"A hard-to-believe story about one woman's (and several hundred faeries') mission to save the planet."
When faeries send Lilith Devlin on a mission, she has no idea how life-changing it will be in this fantasy novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIPE FOR FEBRUARY by Charles H. Red Corn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Thematically rich, but with cardboard characters."
Red Corn's debut, the 44th volume in the American Indian Literature Series, is an unusual but flat tale of oil wealth and a string of mysterious fatal accidents among the Osage tribe in the 1920s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICE-CREAM CONES FOR SALE! by Elaine Greenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"As delicious as the story. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 4-8)"
As irresistible as its subject, Greenstein's jaunty text and marvelous pictures are also an object lesson in the joys and perils of research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF THE CIRQUE MEDRANO by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The language is sometimes jarringly modern, and there is not a lot of character development, but it places an interesting historical moment within the grasp of middle-schoolers. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This lively tale, set in 1904, follows 14-year-old Brigitte, whose French mother has died in Warsaw, after which she is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARS AND THE SEARCH FOR LIFE by Elaine Scott
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Readers will come away with both a coherent historical overview and a heady sense that we are on the verge of some epoch-making discoveries. (resource list) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
Getting closer looks at Mars has long been both an alluring goal of the U.S. space program and one of its most spectacular technological achievements. Read full book review >