Search Results: "G. Willow Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"Enlightening cultural description and analysis blends somewhat awkwardly with self-regard."
Debut memoir chronicles Wilson's conversion to Islam and negotiation of Egyptian society. Read full book review >

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ALIF THE UNSEEN by G. Willow Wilson
Released: July 3, 2012

"Wilson displays an admirable Neil Gaiman-esque ambition that isn't quite matched by this oft-plodding tale."
Modern hacker culture and ancient Muslim mysticism collide in the debut work of fiction from Wilson, better known as a graphic novelist. Read full book review >

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KEEP IT FAKE by Eric G. Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 2015

"An elliptical, provocative meditation that reads as much like a catharsis as a manifesto."
The counterargument to the cliché of "keep it real." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 2012

"While far from a train wreck, this odd little title is slight, rambling and trivial."
A book posing questions that have obvious answers. Read full book review >

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REDESIGNING EDUCATION by Kenneth G. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"Still another look at what's wrong with our schools, but one that that targets what makes educational reform so elusive: a continuing communications gap between the classroom teacher—the one who really matters—and the rest of the education profession."
Nobel prizewinning physicist Wilson tries to illuminate the black hole that is the American educational system. Read full book review >

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Hit the Road Jack by Willow Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015

"The charming protagonist surrounded by a winsome family should surely enhance future mysteries."
Jack Ryder's latest case involves a dismembered body, and a precursor to a string of deaths, in this first thriller of a series featuring the Florida detective. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF-BIRDS by Willow Dawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An interesting, contemplative addition to the nature shelf. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A pair of hungry ravens helps wolves hunt during the winter starving time. Read full book review >

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A NUTTY NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS by Ralph Covert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Here's hoping it works as a performance piece, because it sure doesn't make the grade as a book. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This long and confusing story is based on a children's musical, and the book comes with a CD with both songs from the musical and a read-along of the text. Read full book review >

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K IS FOR KWANZAA by Juwanda G. Ford
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Other books cover the holiday more thoroughly, but this is certainly a charming and accessible beginning. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Ford uses each letter of the alphabet to illustrate an aspect of Kwanzaa, in a mix of English and non-English words; phonetic pronunciations are provided for non-English words, but not the language or country of origin. Read full book review >

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THE BIG GREEN BOOK OF THE BIG BLUE SEA by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"The sheer breadth of information presented here and its appealing format make this an invaluable resource, especially when accompanied by a knowledgeable adult to guide and correct. (table of contents, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Bite-sized pieces of information and hands-on explorations teach readers all about the sea, from its composition and currents to its problems and energy potential. Read full book review >