Search Results: "Harry Briggs"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GRAPES OF MATH by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A winning addition. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This genuinely clever math book uses rhyming couplets and riddles, as well as visual cues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting. Read full book review >

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MATH POTATOES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Even numerically challenged readers can count on coming away with some time and labor saving techniques for toting things up. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The seventh in a line of verse math-terpieces that began with Grapes of Math (2001), this offers 16 problem-solving shortcuts that involve grouping numbers or items. Read full book review >

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MATH FOR ALL SEASONS by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Difficult to imagine ten-year-olds enamored of that. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Although these math riddles can be fun, there is a major discrepancy between the character of the book and the age group it is intended for. Read full book review >

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MATH APPEAL by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Best of all, Tang makes play out of math and the problem-solving riddles keep math-suspicious minds from wandering and maybe even from clogging. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Discovering patterns in groups of objects to discover their total number is Tang's forte, and here he is as engaging as ever, even when his examples don't necessarily make intuitive—or, for that matter, common—sense. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF TIMES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But Tang's hope is that through these math autopsies, readers will grasp the mechanics at work and bury their math anxieties. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Tang would like to take the memorization out of the multiplication tables and insert some understanding. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMAN JIM by Raymond Briggs
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2008

"A short, sweet and meaningful volume."
This slim volume, a reissue of a 1980 work, has seminal significance in the development of the graphic novel. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Well intended, but narrower and less effectively written than P.W. Singer's recent Children at War (2004)."
A glancing treatment of an ever more common phenomenon: the use of children to wage war and terror. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR by Raymond Briggs
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Slightly precious, but funny. (Book-of-the-Month alternate selection) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Young Tilly wakes to find a gigantic, affectionate polar bear filling her room, nearly, in this oversized thematic soul mate to Briggs's classic The Snowman (1978). Read full book review >

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Guardian of the Golden Gate by Kevin Briggs
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2015

"Important, deeply compassionate insights on how to best prevent suicide."
In thisdebutmemoir, a retired cop shares his life experiences and insights that contributed to his helping hundreds of people decide against suicide. Read full book review >

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DEPTH OF DECEIT by Betty  Briggs
Released: Sept. 18, 2009

"Featherweight, homespun crime fiction anchored by a winning protagonist."
The trials and tribulations of an equestrian Utah attorney. Read full book review >

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RIVER MARKED by Patricia Briggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"A more than acceptable example of an extremely popular subgenre of urban fantasy."
Those who fight evil never have real vacations; case in point, the sixth Mercy Thompson book, in which a camping honeymoon turns very bloody. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The circumstances surrounding the decline of a belief in witchcraft deserve an additional volume from this able researcher and deft writer. (3 maps)"
An impressively researched cross-cultural exploration of a disturbing phenomenon in European history. Read full book review >