Search Results: "Evan Polenghi"


BOOK REVIEW

I’M YOUR BUS by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"As a first-day-of-school reassurance for newly minted kindergartners, for whom the school bus is an often anxiety-producing rite of passage, this one's top-notch. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A cheery yellow school bus, grille grinning from headlight to headlight, introduces itself to the children it carries from home to school and back again in rhythmic, three-line stanzas: "Watch those backpacks coming through. / Have fun today. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A vivid, arresting work of journalistic history. (First serial to Civilization)"
Thomas (The Man to See, 1991, etc.), assistant managing editor at Newsweek, depicts a quartet of well-born spies and their role in the CIA's early days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DECEMBER 1941 by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A rigorous, sharp survey of this decisive moment in the war."
Suspenseful chronicle of the 12 days in December 1941 that would define the perimeters of the global conflagration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR by Evan Mawdsley
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A well-rendered account of a history too little known in the West."
Hands up: Who knew that American forces once invaded Russia? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOYALIST TO A FAULT by Evan Munday
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Enjoyably campy horror set in a small town with, plainly, dark secrets aplenty yet to discover. (Mystery/fantasy. 12-15)"
Someone is systematically looting the town of Sticksville of its historical records in this third caper featuring punk teen detective October Schwartz and her five dead partners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORYTELLER by Evan Turk
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2016

"Original storytelling with the feel of the best folklore, enhanced by illustrations done in a style not seen anyplace else. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book. 6-11)"
The art of storytelling is celebrated as a life-giving force in this enthralling picture book set in Morocco. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 7, 1999

"Rather, she confides, damningly, she's written these stories so that she can 'dwell on them forever.'"
An attempt to publicly exorcise personal demons, this should have remained private—not because the book shocks, but because it fails to inform or persuade a reader. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PATRIOTIC TREASON by Evan Carton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2006

"A dramatic, expertly paced biography of American history's most problematic figure."
"For drama, controversy, and historical impact, the life of John Brown exceeds that of any other private citizen of the United States." Thus begins a bold account of the mastermind behind the raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Fine slice of American military and revolutionary history—good for commodores in the making, too."
Sturdy, seaworthy life of the Scottish-born hero of the American Revolution, whom John Adams characterized as "the most ambitious and intriguing officer in the American Navy." Read full book review >