Search Results: "Gary Wolf"


BOOK REVIEW

WIRED--A ROMANCE by Gary Wolf
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 15, 2003

"Uneven, but the quirky characters and the magazine's skyrocket trajectory keep it compelling through the final page."
Unconventional business saga about the founding of Wired magazine and its related online empire. Read full book review >

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ALTERNATING WORLDS by Gary Wolf
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 23, 2004

"A well-written-if over the top-attack on multiculturalism."
An interplanetary antiques dealer struggles to save his planet's culture from an invasion by evil multiculturalists. Read full book review >

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PAINTING THE STORY OF A SONG WITH CHARLOTTE RILEY-WEBB
by Julie Danielson

Gary Golio’s newest picture book is, in many ways, the biography of a song. Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb, tells the story of how Holiday and Abel Meeropol—the son of Jewish immigrants, who was himself outraged by discrimination against African Americans in the 1930s—joined forces to create one of the ...


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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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MAKING MUSIC WITH MUDDY
by Julie Danielson

I love to see well-crafted picture book biographies of musicians. Some of my favorite picture books ever fall into this category—Chris Raschka’s Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Andrea Davis Pinkney’s Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; Gary Golio’s Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow,illustrated by Javaka Steptoe; and Spirit Seeker: John Coltrane’s Musical Journey, also ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The volume's size may intimidate some readers, but this is a must for libraries, a treasure for classrooms. (expedition miscellany, bibliography, Internet resources, glossary) (Fiction. 10+)"
In the flood of volumes marking the bicentennial of the epic journey, Wolf manages something fresh and alive—a mammoth novel of poetic narratives in 14 voices that treats the trek to the Pacific and back as a drama of many players, many voices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAY by Kristen Wolf
Released: July 12, 2011

"Wolf cleverly uses the story of Jesus to create an alternate ending to the Crucifixion, in which the Sister's message of peace is perverted, but her insertion of a kind of New Age philosophy somewhat diminishes an otherwise fascinating idea."
In this intriguing debut novel the author imagines the life of Jesus, recast as a woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"Wading through a sticky swamp of jargon, readers will here and there find a flower of insight."
Wolf (Child Development/Tufts Univ.) rehearses the history of reading, reviews the latest research in what our brains are doing while we read and summarizes what's known about the complexities of reading, including causes of and remedies for dyslexia. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE RED DEER by Joan Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 1991

"Though it lacks the geologic scope and visual sense of an Auel, its characters and themes are sharper—making it an exceedingly strong contender on the prehistoric-fiction front."
This fourth novel by the author of The Road to Avalon, Born of the Sun, and The Edge of Light travels backward in time from Dark Ages Britain—which has been Wolf's customary haunt—to the prehistoric world of Cro-Magnon man. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 1997

"But the author's alternative to such confusion, an adaptation of Native American initiation rituals, seems unpersuasive and insufficient. (Author tour)"
This luminous personal memoir of a young girl's discovery and embrace of her own sexual desire is somewhat dimmed by the author's intrusive, familiar analysis of this culture's misrepresentation of female sexuality. Read full book review >

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THE NUNS OF SANT'AMBROGIO by Hubert Wolf
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"An eye-opening story of evil in a holy place."
The long-hidden story of the ultimate convent scandal, masterfully retold. Read full book review >

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SOUND by T.M. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Smart, entertaining post-postmodernism, and with surfboards, too."
Clever debut novel of the Jersey Shore and more urbane environs by hip-hop journo and Yale Law grad Wolf. Read full book review >