Search Results: "J. Fred Coots"


BOOK REVIEW

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN by J. Fred Coots
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The end effect is buoyantly boisterous, though the frenetic energy of the crowded illustrations may leave adults feeling as though they've eaten too much Christmas candy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A large teddy bear is the narrating character in this big, bright, and busy rendition of the bouncy Christmas song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIFTS OF TIME by Fred J. Epstein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 1993

"The operating-room scenes are riveting, and the patients' stories utterly absorbing and often heart-rending: a first-rate medical casebook."
A spellbinding account of the miracles that we are coming to expect from increasingly sophisticated hi-tech medicine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER JUMBO by Fred Koehler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Broadly entertaining. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A small elephant's superhero ambitions leave unintended chaos wherever he goes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Due to the nature of the book, there are provisos here of the don't-try-this-at-home kind, while a list of related web sites expands this volume beyond its covers. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
A rare, informative resource, Powledge's book apprises readers of the origins of products they probably know only from store shelves, and of the world politics involved in the commerce of medicine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEALTH
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Photo insert & index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Computers play chess, translate from Japanese into English and vice versa, recognize spoken words, diagnose illnesses—but are they intelligent? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MENCKEN by Fred Hobson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1994

"Even as he pursues Mencken's tracks, however, Hobson honors his privacy, respects his truths, and preserves his dignity."
By timing the posthumous release of his personal papers, Mencken (1880-1956) directs his biographers from his grave. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POLAR DANCE by Fred Bruemmer
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A handsome, eye-opening work."
The polar bear, the largest land carnivore, ranges over some five million miles of snow-covered northern land and frozen sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODS OF FIRE AND THUNDER by Fred Saberhagen
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A so-so installment that, lacking strong mythological underpinnings, badly needs plot drivers."
Addition to Saberhagen's far-future fantasy series featuring the Faces: indestructible masks brimming with "odylic" magic, they sink into the head of the wearer and confer the memories and powers of ancient gods. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 13, 2010

"Deftly balanced and well-sourced—one of the most solid music-biz bios in recent memory."
The compellingly told story of the Seagram heir's music-business adventures at Universal and Warner Music, and what went terribly wrong. Read full book review >