Search Results: "George B.N. Ayittey"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A useful step-by-step guide to 'help oppressed people…bring democratic change to their countries peacefully—without violence, without firing a shot, and without Western help or intervention.'"
How to deal with despots in Africa and other parts of the world. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ARES by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"What family doesn't have its little disagreements? Thank goodness the Olympians have many. (family tree, afterword, discussion questions, source notes). (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
In the latest of his inimitable Olympians series, O'Connor comes around to Ares and the Trojan War. Read full book review >

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IF I HAD A TRICERATOPS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Different dino, same goofy premise and rapturous tone. Young dog lovers will understand perfectly. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The creator of If I Had a Raptor (2014) switches out one dino-pet for another, doggier, one.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POSEIDON  by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Not the best volume with which to start this first-rate series, but rousing reading for comics fans who like their heroes heavily muscled, unhappy and occasionally splashed with blood. (resource lists, Olympian family tree, study questions) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
The sea god steps up to tell his own side of the story in O'Connor's latest, and least coherent, Olympian portrait. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZEUS by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Holy Cyclopes, here's a keeper. (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
An energetic graphic series on classical mythology debuts with the origin story of the Big Cheese Olympian, Zeus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATHENA by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Hera. (author's note, character profiles, 'G[r]eek Notes,' discussion questions, bibliography) (Graphic mythology. 8-14)"
Following the series opener that chronicled Zeus's origin story, O'Connor's next relates the details of his daughter Athena's birth and some of the stories about her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SALLY AND THE SOME-THING by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"In Sally's words: 'not boring!' (Picture book. 6-8)"
After mining the world of comics for his previous titles, O'Connor seems to have turned to old horror films for his latest inspiration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"An extra. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An extraordinarily obtuse detective is called upon to solve a mystery: why is Red R. Hood's Granny shedding? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KER-SPLASH! by George O'Connor
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"Rousing fare for fans of Brian Pinkney's Adventures of Sparrow Boy (1997) or for budding superheroes in general. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creator of Kapow! (2004) takes the same crew and basic concept to the beach, alternating supercharged scenes of superhero action with more down-to-earth views of two young buddies and a little brother taking on a bully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POWWOW by George Ancona
by George Ancona, photographed by George Ancona
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A lively, positive portrayal of contemporary Native Americans. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Capturing the flash and rhythm of Native American dances as performed during a ``pan-Indian'' Crow Fair in Montana, photographer Ancona is at his experienced best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"It's sure to bring out the green thumb of many an educator, and it just may provoke some kids to get out in their own yards and make a garden. (bibliography, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8, adult)"
Ancona takes readers on a yearlong tour of one Santa Fe, N.M., school garden. Read full book review >