Search Results: "Iain Douglas-Hamilton"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1992

"The Douglas-Hamiltons gloss over the problems of Africa that fuel much of the situation they decry, but, still, they offer an eloquent account of a great battle waged on behalf of a noble and worthy creature. (Photos—64 pages color, 8 pages b&w—not seen.)"
An understandably partisan account by the Douglas-Hamiltons (Among the Elephants, 1975) of how they fought to get ivory banned worldwide. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A close look at the life and habitat of these ancient, seriously endangered animals. Read full book review >

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PIRATE PLUNDER'S TREASURE HUNT by Iain Smyth
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A miniature galleon and tiny pockets of minutiae will be appreciated and played with long after the ruse of doing detective work has faded. (Pop-up. 6-11)"
Pirate's Plunder Treasure Hunt ($16.99; Sept. 1996; 16 pp.; 0-525-45693-7): Yo-ho-ho! Read full book review >

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THE CONVICTS by Iain Lawrence
FICTION
Released: April 12, 2005

"Brilliant writing, adventure and a likable character mired in the claustrophobic dark of a 19th-century convict ship will entrance all readers who love an old-fashioned tale well told. (author's note) (Fiction. 10+)"
In Greek mythology, Lachesis was the Fate who measured the thread of a man's life. Read full book review >

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GHOST BOY by Iain Lawrence
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Memorable in every way. (Fiction. YA)"
Fourteen-year-old Harold Kline is an albino and thus an outcast in his small-minded community. Read full book review >

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Released: May 20, 2014

"McCalman selects his subjects judiciously and writes with flair, creating a multifaceted portrait of one of the world's great wonders."
The history of the Great Barrier Reef told through the stories of men and women who have loved or hated it, lived there, studied it, exploited it or tried to save it. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Hollingshead has the chops, but doesn't seem to have much of a repertoire. Maybe next time."
The career and erotic adventures of an impertinent young Londoner who might as well be Bridget Jones's evil twin brother. Read full book review >

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THE LAST JUDGEMENT by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1996

"Though the flashback to historical intrigue barely 50 years old is something of a novelty for Pears (The Bernini Bust, 1994, etc.), Argyll and Flavia's fourth is as densely plotted as ever."
When will Jonathan Argyll learn? Read full book review >

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B FOR BUSTER by Iain Lawrence
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 8, 2004

"A sure hit for fans of war stories and adventures. (maps, glossary) (Fiction. 12=)"
It's 1943 and Kak is eager to join the war. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND RESTORATION by Iain Pears
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

Blissfully unaware of the splash her author made earlier this year with his monumental An Instance of the Fingerpost, Flavia di Stefano, of Italy's Art Theft Squad, can think only of what's going to become of her when her boss, Gen. Read full book review >

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DRINK by Iain Gately
NON-FICTION
Released: July 3, 2008

"A heady cocktail."
The history of the Western world as seen through the prism of booze, glorious booze. Read full book review >

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THE SÉANCE by Iain Lawrence
FANTASY
Released: July 8, 2008

"Drawing from several true stories, Lawrence has crafted an elaborate, fun, fast-paced murder mystery with a rich sense of time and place. (afterword, acknowledgments, about the author) (Historical fiction. 11 & up)"
Thirteen-year-old Scooter King's mom is a medium, and he's not amused by the "Oh yeah, well my mom's a large" joke. Read full book review >