Search Results: "Greg Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

WHY I LEFT GOLDMAN SACHS by Greg Smith
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2012

"The author's personal account of the many facets of daily life at Goldman Sachs gives his memoir the power of persuasion and conviction."
The controversial former head of Goldman Sachs' United States equity derivatives business for Goldman Sachs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa chronicles his work for, and departure from, the Wall Street financial giant. Read full book review >

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LITTLE GREEN MEN AT THE MERCURY INN by Greg Leitich Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"A close encounter that fails to engage. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Aidan's life at his family's motel gets a whole lot more interesting when aliens arrive. Read full book review >

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BORROWED TIME by Greg Leitich Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Reserve this read for serious dino fans only. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
This sequel to Chronal Engine (2012) finds Max and his friend Petra thrust into the Cretaceous. 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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CHRONAL ENGINE by Greg Leitich Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2012

"Action and enthusiasm aplenty, but, like most time-travel tales, not much for internal logic. (recommended reading) (Science fiction. 10-12)"
A Back to the Future-style romp through time, though with more loose ends than a bowl of spaghetti. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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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 >

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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 >

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TOFU AND T. REX by Greg Leitich Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 6, 2005

"Urban students of privilege may recognize themselves; fans of the companion volume Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo might enjoy, but the few laughs won't be enough to hold the reader's attention. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Eighth-grader Frederika Viktoria Murchison-Kowalski and her cousin Hans-Peter are not polar opposites, but they don't have much more in common than their Polish heritage. Read full book review >