Search Results: "Gail Pool"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2007

"Some well-deserved pats on the back and slaps upside the head."
Freelance journalist and former Boston Review editor Pool (Other People's Mail, 2000) takes the pulse of the American book-reviewing profession and finds it weakening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 27, 1994

"Pool captures the resourcefulness of the researchers, the voices of those who made the discoveries and tested them in their own lives."
Through shrewdly selected examples and engaging interviews with researchers, science journalist Pool (Science, Discover, Nature, etc.) assembles a convincing argument to explain the biological basis of sexual differences. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for Night of Pan (The Oracle of Delphi Trilogy, #1) by Gail Strickland

Cover Story: Woke Up Like This

BFF Charm: Caution

Swoonworthy Scale: 1

Talky Talk: The Will of the Gods

Bonus Factor: Greek History

Relationship Status: Let’s Hit the Books Together

 

Cover Story: Woke Up Like This

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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Pool's overstated thesis trivializes an important topic. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A sensationalizing and deeply flawed work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1993

"Superficial but charming—in effect, a handbook on how to live as if one were a character in a 19th-century English novel."
An eccentric collection of brief essays (plus a glossary) that explains not the facts but the fictions of English life, as they were represented by writers such as Hardy, Trollope, Dickens, and Jane Austen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Catlorian II by R.L. Pool
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 10, 2017

"Colorful characters populate a lively and jam-packed ongoing saga."
In the follow-up to Pool's (Catlorian: Savon'el, 2016) fantasy debut, various bands of warriors try to thwart evil beings intent on destroying the world of Ta'el. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNAKES by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Strictly for fans. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Typical Gibbons—straightforward, poorly organized, with lots of information and lots and lots of basic watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OWLS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Schools and libraries have many better options (Jim Arnosky's All About Owls (1995), for instance) for this topic. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gibbons cranks out yet another serviceable but barely interesting volume and this time she's chosen a topic that could be quite fascinating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORAL REEFS by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Most useful as an additional purchase where her other books have been popular or as a companion to one of the many titles about reefs illustrated with color photographs. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The author of well over a hundred information books for children turns her attention to coral reefs in this introduction to that beautiful underwater world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCKS! by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 2001

"Young readers will enjoy this appealing introduction to the familiar waterfowl by the prolific science writer who has provided so many outstanding science titles. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
There are more than 150 kinds of ducks, divided into two types: diving ducks and dabbling ducks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GALAXIES, GALAXIES! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Wait for a more accurate report for your youngest sky watchers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A topic-book veteran takes on the universe in this engagingly illustrated introduction to the collections of stars, gas clouds and dust called galaxies. Read full book review >