Search Results: "Grady Klein"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS by Grady Klein
NON-FICTION
Released: July 2, 2013

"Well-suited to middle and high schoolers as well as to adults seeking to brush up their statistical skills without breaking a sweat."
A gentle, pleasantly illustrated induction into the strange world of bell curves and chi squares. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 2006

"An unusual take on American history and colonial experience, Klein's first graphic novel, while aspirant, may not hold wide audience appeal. (Graphic novel. YA)"
In this brightly colored and busily illustrated graphic novel, Klein introduces young Bertha "Birdy" Snodgrass. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Laugh-a-minute or not, an accessible introduction to a densely complex subject."
A lighthearted effort to make the dismal science less dismal, though too often about as funny as a Yakov Smirnoff set. Read full book review >

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THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE by Yoram Bauman
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2014

"Though the book's approach is entertaining, its message is nonetheless urgent."
An often amusing graphic primer about an issue the authors recognize as apocalyptically serious. Read full book review >

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THE LOST COLONY: BOOK 3 by Grady Klein
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Visually engaging, but otherwise an utter mess."
An absurdly whimsical graphic novel devised with more style than substance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PSYCHOLOGY by Danny  Oppenheimer
Released: Dec. 6, 2017

"A quick illumination of a complex field."
A lighthearted survey of how modern science researches and resolves some of the complexities of human psychology. Read full book review >

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TRY SOMETHING NEW: DEBUT SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY NOVELS
by John DeNardo

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BOOK REVIEW

WHITE FLAME by James Grady
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

"Grady has created a protagonist who lingers in the mind long after the last shot is fired. (Film rights to Tristar; $200,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
By the author of River of Darkness (1991), among several others, a so-so Washington thriller whose best scenes, though, rise to memorable heights. Read full book review >

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MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM by Grady Hendrix
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"Certainly not for all readers, but anyone interested in seeing William Peter Blatty's infamous The Exorcist (1971) by way of Heathers shouldn't miss it."
The wonder of friendship proves to be stronger than the power of Christ when an ancient demon possesses a teenage girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"While he doesn't delve deeply into the philosophical questions raised by this fascinating medium, he does mention them, and presents a coherent picture of the technology to date. (b&w illustrations, photographs, index, not seen, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
In the Science Sourcebook series, a clear and sensible approach to the wonders and mysteries of virtual reality, including its history and some possible scenarios for the future. Read full book review >

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UNUSUAL SUSPECTS by James Grady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 1996

"A satisfyingly grim harvest that's well worth your time and money, even if you don't care about fighting world hunger."
Unusual suspects is right. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"A powerful grouping of thought-provoking poems and brilliantly designed paintings. (author's note, illustrator's note, bibliography) (Poetry. 10 & up)"
Enslaved African-Americans voice the weariness, drudgery, agony and dreams of their lives in a beautiful and informative collection of poetry and paintings. Read full book review >