Search Results: "Eugenie Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DESERT BENEATH THE SEA by Ann McGovern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Both common and scientific names of animals are given in a pronouncing index, but there are no size references. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Author McGovern teams up with marine biologist Clark (``the shark lady'') to scuba dive in the Caribbean and record the strange, beautiful creatures that inhabit the shallow, sandy- bottomed ``desert beneath the sea.'' Despite the tedious ``You are there'' technique (``You look carefully at this desert beneath the sea. Read full book review >

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KITTEN'S WINTER by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A pleasing finale to the seasonal quartet. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Kitten's fourth seasonal sojourn (Kitten's Autumn, 2010, etc.) finds her struggling through a snowstorm to reach the warmth and safety of home, all the while observing how the forest dwellers deal with the weather. Read full book review >

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KITTEN'S AUTUMN by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A fine addition to seasons and kitty collections. (Picture book. 1-4)"
It's autumn on the farm, and calico kitten is ready to explore the woodland nearby and observe its various denizens. Read full book review >

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KITTEN’S SPRING by Eugenie Fernandes
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Kitten also likes to hide, making this an interactive read sure to please the youngest farm fans. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"Morning hums, / Kitten listens." Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE WAS OUT AT RECESS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Although there is not much that's original or unique in either the text or the illustrations, it's amusing and entertaining. (Poetry. 6-10)"
A dog wags his tail in the paint and voilà, Donny has a work of art; a wad of bubble gum causes a hysterical disaster; and someone lets the mouse out of its cage. Read full book review >

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ACCORDING TO KIT by Eugenie Doyle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The coming-of-age conclusion is satisfying, and the descriptions of Kit losing herself in the music as she performs ballet steps will strike a chord with those who love dance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
For 15-year-old Kit, life on a Vermont farm with its daily dose of milking the cows is quite fine. Read full book review >

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STRAY VOLTAGE by Eugenie Doyle
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 30, 2002

"Doyle is an exciting new voice and definitely someone to watch. (Fiction. 10 +)"
This simply drawn portrait of an 11-year-old boy pulls readers into the loneliness of a child coping with his mother's absence and his father's neglect. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Still, such light, inventive, easy-to-understand poetry is worth reading, either alone or aloud. (endnotes) (Picture book/poetry. 7-9)"
In this natural complement to Judy Sierra's Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems (1998), illus by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey, Spinelli offers rhymed introductions to an arctic menagerie that ranges from orcas ("What's black and white / [but not a penguin]? / What's fast and fierce / [but not a bear]?") to snow fleas, with the occasional wildflower or iceberg tucked in for good measure. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Hoce makes no effort to be systematic, though he does identify a few of his examples in a closing list; readers or listeners may still be inspired by his efforts to try some wordplay of their own. (Poetry. 8-10)"
In 30 short verses, an educator puts an assortment of livestock through some unusual paces to demonstrate homophones, personification, alliteration and such other "language skills" as idioms and puns, e.g., "I went under the fence this morning. / No one knows where I am. / I love the freedom that I've found. / I'm a sheep that's on the lam." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY SUIT by Olive Senior
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"So happy, it'll give readers and listeners the urge to visit (with or without their clothes). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Who needs swimming trunks? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"Slow in spots, but a compelling look inside big science at one of its least admirable moments."
Blow-by-blow account of how a Bell Labs researcher scammed his colleagues and the physics community. Read full book review >