Search Results: "Ian F. McNeely"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Stimulating and witty—intellectual entertainment at its best."
An intelligent, provocative history of institutions that preserve and disseminate information. Read full book review >

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CENSORSHIP NOW!! by Ian F. Svenonius
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"For the author's fans and disaffected teenagers of vaguely leftist impulses."
Rant 'n' roll from D.C. musician/writer/broadcaster Svenonius (Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group, 2013, etc.), who's not at all happy with the world as it is.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"A cut above most books in its class, this guide for small businesses delivers with intelligence and verve."
Debut author McNeely presents the first in a series of four books designed to help small-business owners improve their companies. Read full book review >

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TIKAL by Elizabeth Mann
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Still, a reading list would have been nice, especially considering the pace of new discoveries, and the availability of such engaging related titles as Laurie Coulter's Secrets in Stone: All About Maya Hieroglyphs (2001). (map, timeline, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Despite plenty of recent archaeological and paleographical discoveries, ancient Mayan history and culture remain by and large great unknowns—a reality that forces even careful, reputable writers like Mann, author of the brilliant Brooklyn Bridge (1996) and other studies of great monuments, into generalizations and speculation. Read full book review >

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GHOST HORSE by Thomas H. McNeely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2014

"A dark, deeply stirring novel about the quiet tragedy of growing up in a broken family."
A Texas boy grapples with his parents' estrangement in McNeely's debut novel. Read full book review >

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PIP & SQUEAK by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Rest assured: This soon-to-be popular offering ends on a happy—albeit surprising—note. (Picture book. 1-4)"
This appealing picture book profiles the winter journey of mice Pip and Squeak, as they go from their home in a mailbox through a rural landscape buried under snow, to the birthday celebration of their forest friend, Gus. Read full book review >

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THE SLEEPING PORCH by Ian Wallace
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"In all, a quietly whimsical way to beat the heat. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On a night "hot enough to wake the dead," Brando and his family seek relief on the sleeping porch. Read full book review >

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READ IT, DON’T EAT IT!  by Ian Schoenherr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Ideal for preschool storytimes; librarians will love it (although they might have to explain 'Don't censor, delete, or deface'). (Picture book. 2-5)"
The appealing cover is sure to entice young hands to reach for this preschooler's primer on how to treat books and behave in libraries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO WALKED THE EARTH by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"But young readers won't miss the suggestion that hospitality can offer surprising rewards in this joyful reunion tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A lonely Christmas in the middle of nowhere turns twice magical for two children and their mother in this mysterious tale. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE STORY OF TRAPPER JACK’S LEFT BIG TOE by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"A great story, so well paced even the author's note brings the fluid text to a smooth and satisfying end. (Picture book. 6-10)"
When Josh learns from his best friend that Trapper John's big toe is in a tobacco tin behind the Sourdough Saloon counter, he's skeptical. Read full book review >

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IAN PENNEY'S ABC by Ian Penney
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Elegant and illuminating. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Each page of Penney's alphabet resembles a piece of stained glass, not in the precious sense, but in its composition and light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Despite the lack of source or resource notes, this lively biography sits a good cut above standard school assignment fare. (Biography. 9-12)"
The grand subtitle might overreach a bit, but then, so did La Salle. Read full book review >