Search Results: "Eric Greitens"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"An uncommon (to say the least) coming-of-age, retraced with well-deserved pride but not self-aggrandizement, and as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. (endnotes, bibliography [not seen]) (Memoir. 14-18)"
Selecting high and low points from his experiences as a child, college student, teacher, refugee-camp worker, amateur boxer, Rhodes scholar, Navy SEAL and worker with disabled vets, Greitens both charts his philosophical evolution and challenges young readers to think about "a better way to walk in the world." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2011

"A remarkable story told with modesty and grace."
Clear-eyed account of a youth devoted to service as a warrior and a humanitarian. Read full book review >

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RESILIENCE by Eric Greitens
NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2015

"Robust, heart-to-heart lessons for moving beyond obstacles to create a better life."
A former Navy SEAL's advice on overcoming hardships in life. Read full book review >

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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE NONSENSE SHOW by Eric Carle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A picture book made to incite pleasure and joy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The celebrated picture-book artist enthusiastically joins the nonsense tradition. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM by Eric Wight
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 2009

"The diagram of Frankie's newly organized room might provide inspiration for kids with their own Room of Doom—when they've stopped snickering, that is. (Fiction. 7-10)"
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10 LITTLE RUBBER DUCKS by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Audiences of one or many will enjoy it, especially if they get to press the duck and make him squeak. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Ten rubber ducks are packed in a box and tied to a boat. Read full book review >

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“SLOWLY, SLOWLY, SLOWLY,” SAID THE SLOTH by Eric Carle
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"There is room in everyone's life for a little peace and quiet, and this introduction to an animal that is the epitome of tranquillity will be welcome at bedtime, or anytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Carle (Dream Snow, 2000, etc.) branches out to feature a lesser-known yet fascinating animal in a paean to taking it easy. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF ERIC CARLE by Eric Carle
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"Throughout are photographs and reproductions of art; the book closes with more samples of Carle's work and an international bibliography of his published books. (Autobiography. 8+)"
An agreeable overview of Carle's life and work, a consideration of the genesis of his ideas, a look at how he fashions his collages, and admiring words from some of his colleagues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOKING FOR BONGO by Eric  Velasquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2016

"Darling. (glossary) (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little boy searches for his lost toy. Read full book review >

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BERA THE ONE-HEADED TROLL by Eric Orchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"An old-fashioned quest with a lovable protagonist. (Graphic fantasy. 7-14)"
One-headed troll Bera finds a human baby and resolves to get it to safety. Read full book review >