Search Results: "Ian McAllister"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Fascinating and useful. (website, suggested reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Gray wolves genetically distinct from their inland cousins live along the coast of British Columbia in a partially protected area called the Great Bear Rainforest. Read full book review >

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WOLF ISLAND by Ian McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Enthralling fare for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
The lives of wolves on an island in the Great Bear Rainforest, with photos from a renowned conservationist. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT BEAR SEA by Ian McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"As much an invitation to readers to visit this unspoiled area as a description of its wonders, this is a commendable complement to The Sea Wolves and The Salmon Bears (both 2010). (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
"[W]ithout a Great Bear Sea to feed and nurture it, there would be no Great Bear Rainforest." Read full book review >

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A BEAR'S LIFE  by Nicholas Read
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"An appropriate companion to Wolf Island (2017) to nourish the sense of wonder. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
A nature photographer shares his images of young bearhood in the Great Bear Rainforest. Read full book review >

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DIGORY THE DRAGON SLAYER by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2006

"Ready cheeks; insert tongues. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
A happy go lucky young lutenist finds what he fancies is a dragon's tooth, and instantly gains an unwanted reputation as a mighty warrior in this none too serious mini-epic. Read full book review >

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DIGORY & THE LOST KING by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Fine fare for fans of Cressida Crowell's Viking farces and other Brit-flavored tales of derring-do. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Propelled from idle layabout to reluctant knight in Digory the Dragon Slayer (2006), the peace-loving lad—who, as the author puts it, is "just a bit older than you"—sets out along with intrepid best friend Princess Enid to recover the suddenly vanished King Widget. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE OF SIR COB AND SIR FILBERT by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An acceptable additional title on a perennially knotty theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The peace message reduced to essentials: each envying the other his castle, two knights do battle till there are ``only cows where their castles had been,'' then decide to settle down as friends. Read full book review >

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REALLY PROFESSIONAL INTERNET PERSON by Jenn McAllister
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vanity project that's for fans only. (Memoir. 13-17)"
A popular YouTuber releases her memoir. Read full book review >

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HOLD MY HAND AND RUN by Margaret McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"There's enough historical detail to place the tale firmly in a far-away, but compelling past, and the adventure will attract readers who enjoy stories of resourceful girls who triumph over adversity. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Kazy finds her aunt Latimer's beatings harsh indeed, but what she cannot abide is when the victim is her small stepsister, Beth. Read full book review >

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SCRATCH by Troon McAllister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"McAllister aims frequently for high-impact wackiness but generally achieves a lukewarm silliness."
There are precious few ways to make golf interesting to read about, much less funny, as the pseudonymous McAllister (a.k.a. Lee Gruenfeld) makes abundantly clear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An amusing but troubling study of manhood, offering scant hope for improvement."
A paleoanthropologist offers a wry, dispiriting perspective on modern man. Read full book review >