Search Results: "Fred Waitzkin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DREAM MERCHANT by Fred Waitzkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"Thoroughly entertaining. Deeply imaginative. Highly recommended."
Waitzkin (The Last Marlin, 2000, etc.) dissects the life of a man who sells himself and other things, sprinkling the narrative with yachts, trophy homes and a cameo by Lenny Bruce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 11, 1993

"Stay tuned—and hope that Waitzkin is there to cover it."
Colorful combinations by Waitzkin (Searching for Bobby Fisher, 1988) as he castles through the manic world of grandmaster chess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER JUMBO by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Broadly entertaining. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small elephant's superhero ambitions leave unintended chaos wherever he goes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAST AWAY ON THE LETTER A by Fred
Kirkus Star
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Not since Carroll's Alice has there been such a marvelous and incredible adventure. (visual glossary, index, maps) (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)
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A charming French import first published in 1972 and now translated into English for the first time about a boy who falls down a well and finds himself in a strange, whimsical world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SUSPENDED CASTLE by Fred
by Fred, illustrated by Fred, translated by Richard Kutner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"While the whimsy and wonder run high, the narrative contrivances intrude more than in its predecessors. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
Philemon is back on—or rather in—the map with his friend Mr. Bartholomew, where they must help more peculiar inhabitants of the nonsensical map-world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Due to the nature of the book, there are provisos here of the don't-try-this-at-home kind, while a list of related web sites expands this volume beyond its covers. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A rare, informative resource, Powledge's book apprises readers of the origins of products they probably know only from store shelves, and of the world politics involved in the commerce of medicine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Photo insert & index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Computers play chess, translate from Japanese into English and vice versa, recognize spoken words, diagnose illnesses—but are they intelligent? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RANSOM AT SEA by Fred Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2003

"A crisp, traditional whodunit with amusing character portraits and a satisfying finale."
A Great Lakes cruise seems the perfect summer getaway for sleuthing Chicago spinster Emily Charters, who hopes it might also soothe the grief of her young friend Lynn Francis, whose longtime lesbian lover has recently died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR DANCE by Fred Bruemmer
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A handsome, eye-opening work."
The polar bear, the largest land carnivore, ranges over some five million miles of snow-covered northern land and frozen sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"A fine piece of science writing, from an author as intelligibly capable as Brian Greene or Richard Dawkins."
The story of telescope makers and their instruments, told with gleeful professionalism by the astronomer in charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Read full book review >