Search Results: "Eric Jay Dolin"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2012

"A rich, highly readable examination of the seeds of poppies, trade, greed, grandeur and an international partnership that remains uneasy and perilous."
The author of Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America (2010) returns with the story of America's first voyages to the Middle Kingdom, where Americans and Chinese looked at each other with wonder, alarm and calculation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"A densely researched and comprehensive portrait, enhanced by fascinating archival paintings and photos."
National Marine Fisheries Service analyst Dolin compellingly examines whaling's importance to America's early growth and wealth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRILLIANT BEACONS by Eric Jay Dolin
NON-FICTION
Released: April 18, 2016

"A delightful journey with excellent sketches, renderings, and resources for museums and organizations."
A fine history of lighthouses, "among the most beloved and romanticized structures in the American landscape." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2010

"A delightful history, reminding readers that while noble ideals led to the settling of the United States, the fur trade paid the bills."
The fascinating story of the fur trade, full of heroism, greed, violence and political conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 16, 2011

"Even with a few weak points, this book is a good addition to the anti-bullying genre."
In Jay's picture book, a boy with a tremendous name battles bullies, with help from his grandfather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC by Alison Jay
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Very, very nice. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Many of the elements that appear in Jay's whimsically mysterious paintings—the oversized fruit, the winsome blue crescent moon, the elongated figures with plump midsections and attenuated limbs—reappear in this abecedarian. 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

FINDING MR. BRIGHTSIDE by Jay Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Deeply unsatisfying. (Romance. 12-16)"
Two teens embark on a romantic relationship in the wake of their parents' deaths. Read full book review >

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ROMEO REDEEMED by Stacey Jay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The combination of torrid teen romance with space-time travel doesn't save this Shakespearean spinoff. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
The world's most famous teenagers suffer through more convoluted twists and trials in this sequel to Juliet Immortal (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOCKET by Stacey Jay
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"After another time-turn causes a devastating accident, Katie finally grasps that she can't change the past and she must take charge of her own decisions and relationships, but by then, most readers will be long past caring. (Fiction. YA)"
All Katie Mottola wants—all she's ever wanted—is to be the girlfriend of her first love, varsity-basketball superstar Isaac Tayte. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKINHEAD by Jay Bennett
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

"While melodrama blunts its theme's thrust, the novel is involving and powerful. (Fiction. 14+)"
The widely popular, award-winning mystery writer centers this page turner around the varieties of bigotry. Read full book review >