Search Results: "Howard Gardner"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 1993

"100 uses of a safety pin'' school of thought."
It takes chutzpah to come up with a scheme for analyzing creativity—especially in subjects already exhaustively examined. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Despite the author's failure to heed his own minimalist advice, Gardner's thought-provoking vision of what schools ought to be should interest anyone who is concerned about the way they are now."
An exhaustive—and sometimes exhausting—analysis of education's purpose across time, distance, and discipline, by an author who insists, paradoxically, that when it comes to learning, less is more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1991

"A bonus is the extraordinary insight into why children and adults seem to resist learning and why they often behave in such mystifying ways."
A convincing call to reexamine the way children learn in their earliest years, and to make use of those new findings in classrooms. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"A clear and informative view of the changing classical virtues."
Guggenheim Fellow Gardner (Psychology/Harvard Univ.; Five Minds for the Future, 2007, etc.) delivers a treatise on how best to define and develop the concepts of truth, beauty and goodness in a digital world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1993

"Repetitious, thanks to its format; but even so a good introduction, along with Gardner's Frames of Mind (1983), to the theory of multiple intelligences."
A potpourri of previously published articles and lectures, as well as chapters written specifically for this book—all explaining what the theory of multiple intelligences is and how it can be applied in today's schools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A significant broadening of our understanding of intelligence and pedagogy that may expose self-professed intellectuals as merely geeks."
A further examination of the impact of the influential concept Gardner introduced in Multiple Intelligences (1993), and an introduction to three new (non-IQ) intelligences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"With its reverence toward leadership, this celebratory book will be useful for seminars and conferences for aspiring leaders. (photos, not seen)"
A leading psychologist deploys his theories of perception and creativity to explain the success of prominent 20th-century leaders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The author adds amusing ink sketches to nearly every page, heightening the appeal for less-practiced readers. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Sudden superpowers create and then solve problems for two children in these breezy imports, re-issued on this side of the water in a single, dos-a-dos volume. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"With generous font, ample white space, and charming pencil drawings on most pages, this is a series young readers can latch onto. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The five dolls from The Countess's Calamity (2003) are back in the second installment of Gardner's series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU'RE WELCOME, UNIVERSE by Whitney Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Julia's strong voice and multifaceted background offer an eye-catching glimpse of graffiti culture while introducing deaf culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A deaf, Indian-American teen with a flair for graffiti learns how to make her mark. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERDITA by Faith Gardner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"An edgy, intriguing debut novel of suspense, suspicion, and surprise. (Suspense. 14-18)"
When she starts seeing the ghost of her sister's recently drowned friend, troubled 16-year-old Arielle worries she may be "a little bit crazy." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER BLADE by Sally Gardner
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A luscious melodrama, rich in sensuous detail from horrific to sublime, with an iridescent overlay of magic. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
The thrilling conclusion to the tale begun in The Red Necklace (2008) plunges readers back into the filthy and terrifying streets of Paris in 1794, when a single word can betray one to death by guillotine and no one can be trusted. Read full book review >