Search Results: "Ian W. Toll"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CONQUERING TIDE by Ian W. Toll
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 21, 2015

"Just as well-researched and -written as the first volume, this story of how air and submarine power replaced the Navy's reliance on battleships is an education for all and an enjoyable read in the bargain."
The second volume of naval historian Toll's Pacific War trilogy (Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific: 1941-1942, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 7, 2011

"Toll gives everyone involved in the conflict a chance to speak, bringing readers into the command centers and cockpits to reveal the humanity of combatants on both sides of the Pacific."
An entertaining, impressively researched chronicle of the tense period between the bombing of Pearl Harbor and American victory at the battle of Midway. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"A welcome contribution to the small library of early American naval history, deserving a place alongside one of the last such books—by a pre-presidential Theodore Roosevelt."
Who knew that we owe the U.S. Navy to long-ago Muslim machinations? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1993

"Ruth Minsky Sender's To Life, 1988). (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In Toll's remembrance, art equals hope: her happy family pictures, painted in the secret room where she and her mother hid from the Nazis and the Poles, show extraordinary preteen talent (some of the 29 powerfully evocative paintings reproduced here now hang in Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Israel) as well as the will to survive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T SPILL THE BEANS! by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Great for storytimes on secrets or as a special birthday gift. (Picture book. 1-4)"
"What's THAT, Bear? / Don't spill the beans! / Don't let it slip! / Don't give it away! / Just button your lip!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CURIOSITY CABINET by Ian Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Graphite wizardry notwithstanding, a showcase or keepsake with more personal than general meaning. (introduction) (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a series of atmospheric tableaux, the distinguished Canadian author/illustrator portrays mementos and images from visits to each province and territory over his long career. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA AND THE FAIRY PRINCESSES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Not a whole lot of plot here, but panache aplenty. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this latest, delightfully droll episode, readers find their precocious pig suffering from an identity crisis. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA HELPS WITH CHRISTMAS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"The overall effect has neither Christmas cheer nor the satisfying, saucy humor of previous Olivia adventures. (Picture book. 3-6)"

BOOK REVIEW

CAT & MOUSE by Ian Schoenherr
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"To be worried or teased'—before playtime becomes dinnertime. (Picture book. 2-4)"
"So I won't pull her tail / Nor drive her away, / But Kitty and I / Very gently will play…" The "I" in Schoenherr's free adaptation of three nursery rhymes is a sportive, mischievous mouse that Kitty pretends to ignore until making a quick feint to grab the wee beasty. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA’S OPPOSITES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"Quite the opposite. (Board book. 2-4)"
She's up; she's down. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"This simple but satisfying work can serve as an introduction for younger preschoolers to the two longer Olivia stories, and Olivia's adoring fans of all ages will give three cheers for any new Olivia tale, long or short. (Board book. 2-4)"
You can count on Falconer (Olivia's Opposites, below, etc.) to keep adding droll, imaginative appearances for his precocious porcine protagonist, the inimitable Olivia. Read full book review >

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OLIVIA FORMS A BAND by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: June 6, 2006

"So consummately consistent are Falconer's characterizations and so perceptive are Olivia's constant fans, that every deft facial nuance will be met with squeals of approval for the most popular pig in America—and her long-suffering mother. (Picture book. 4+)"
Falconer adds a new color for this fourth offering in readers' long-standing love affair with the inimitable Olivia—and she still rules. Read full book review >