Search Results: "Gregory D. Johnsen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"An entertaining, if a bit fluffy primer on the hold of terrorism in the more desolate reaches of the Middle East."
The first book-length treatment in English of al-Qaida's operations in Yemen. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"For general readers, a useful refresher course on Vonnegut's life and novels; scholars should look elsewhere."
An introductory-level summary of Kurt Vonnegut's novels, with a biographical twist. Read full book review >

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TANTRIC COCONUTS by Gregory D. Kincaid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"A spiritual guidebook that encompasses a sentimental love story, or vice versa."
A parable for those who prefer spiritual quests to be lightened by whimsy. Read full book review >

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GIANT DINOSAURS OF THE JURASSIC by Gregory Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Readers who just can't get enough on the topic will snap this up, but it's one of the banquet's blander courses. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author/illustrator of Feathered Dinosaurs of China (p. 43) looks closer to home, taking young dinophiles back 150 million years and focusing on species discovered in the Rocky Mountains' Morrison Formation. Read full book review >

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DEERE IS RIGHT HERE!  by Gregory Gebhart
Released: March 3, 2017

"A well-designed and likable addition to the hefty field of picture books for young fans of useful heavy machinery and trucks."
John Deere tractors show their multipurpose usefulness in this continuation of a picture-book series for young children. Read full book review >

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THE HERO OF LITTLE STREET by Gregory Rogers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"All's well that ends well, as this frolic does, with a sublime comeuppance for all the bullies, then and now. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Rogers' Boy (from The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard, 2004, and A Midsummer Knight, 2007) returns for another wordless metafictive adventure, this one centering on Dutch painting. Read full book review >

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MIDSUMMER KNIGHT by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Told as before in crowded but large and easy-to-follow sequential panels, the tale will delight even readers who don't catch all of the Elizabethan references. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Another wordless, briskly paced escapade with a Shakespearean flavor (and cast) from the author of The Boy, the Bear, the Baron, the Bard (2004). Read full book review >

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THE BOY, THE BEAR, THE BARON, THE BARD by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"One-of-a-kind fun. (Picture book. 6-12)"
When a little boy goes into an abandoned theater to retrieve a lost soccer ball, he sets himself up for a trip through time to the 16th century, emerging on the stage of the Globe in the middle of a performance. Read full book review >

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FEATHERED DINOSAURS OF CHINA by Gregory Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It is, however, the most extensive and up-to-date for younger readers, so despite its deficiencies—no bibliography or Web list, either—it's worth considering as a replacement for older surveys. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
For his solo debut, a veteran science illustrator takes dinophiles on a day trip to an early Cretaceous lake in modern China's Liaoning Province—identifying birds, insects, small mammals, and over a dozen species of the feathered or furred dinosaurs miraculously preserved there in the fossil record. Read full book review >

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THE 39 DEATHS OF ADAM STRAND by Gregory Galloway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 21, 2013

"A moody, compelling read that never cuts to the quick. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Suicide from the eyes of a survivor. Read full book review >

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FISH by Gregory Mone
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"His pacifism adds an unusual element for stories of this ilk, too. (Adventure. 11-13)"
Tongue embedded in cheek, Mone proffers a nautical tale well stocked with typecast pirates and starring an Irish farmboy whose aversion to fighting is surpassed only by his abilities in the water. Read full book review >