Search Results: "Greg Banning"


BOOK REVIEW

GO AHEAD AND DREAM by Karen Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A superficial sketch, driven far more by its worthy agenda than by any effort or evident desire to connect with real readers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
An NFL quarterback and the "Queen of Christian Fiction" (so styled by Time magazine) deliver a heaping shovelful of sugary inspiration. Read full book review >

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LION SONGS by Banning Eyre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2015

"An essential book for those who love the artist's music and want to know more, but it won't likely win converts as an introduction."
A deep, detailed biography of a complex African musician and the homeland that has shaped his artistry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Hobbled by a sometimes turgid prose style, Banning's discussion of Madison's ideas never sufficiently renders him a flesh-and-blood person."
Banning (History/Univ. of Kentucky; Jefferson and Madison: Three Conversations from the Founding, 1995, etc.) offers a dry-as- dust intellectual history of James Madison's evolution from ardent Federalist to partisan opponent of the Washington administration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"A well-crafted work of history that not only gives insight into the lives and thought of the two men but also stimulates thought about the public institutions they helped to create."
Drawing on the celebrated correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison about the newly adopted Constitution, Banning listens in on ``three of many conversations that occurred between two founders on matters of continuing concern.'' (See p. Read full book review >

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GREG PIZZOLI
by Megan Labrise

As a young reader, Greg Pizzoli found illustrated history books too sanitized and sententious.

“Nobody wants to hear that story of George Washington chopping down the cherry tree and how he was good all the time,” says Pizzoli, author-illustrator of The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon. “Whatever ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 2005

"Accessible, not luminous, and nowhere near the heights of, say, a Jennifer Ackerman or Edward Hoagland."
Beekeeper and entomologist Buchmann brings together scientific rigor and environmental zeal in a passionate history of the relationships among people, honey and bees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMING HOME by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Though it's on the manipulative side, it should be helpful for children anticipating a parent's return. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A nearly wordless picture book chronicles the wait for reunion after a troop plane lands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST BOY by Greg Ruth
by Greg Ruth, illustrated by Greg Ruth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A refreshing fantasy in which not all is spelled out, with tantalizing hints at a sequel. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A mysterious reel-to-reel tape player may solve a local mystery, but it may also lead to gravest peril. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATH-TERPIECES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Attractive and intriguing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
The author of several other highly praised math books has another winner in this combination of math and art history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT OWL by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"A funny tale about stress and an ever upping ante, with a comforting end. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Something is preventing Owl from falling asleep. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEST FOR Z by Greg Pizzoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A superb snapshot of an adventurer. (author's note, appendix, glossary, selected sources) (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Pizzoli resurrects an early-20th-century mystery in this riveting portrait of Percy Fawcett, a renowned British explorer who vanished during an ill-fated hunt for a "lost" city. Read full book review >