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

THE CLOSEST I'VE COME by Fred Aceves
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Heart-wrenching, funny, hopeful, and not-to-be-missed. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young Latino man grows up in a poor neighborhood in Tampa in this debut that follows him through his sophomore year of high school. 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

TRUE NORTH by Fred Johnston
Released: March 19, 1998

"The —bungled life— of Howard's troubled lexicographer makes for an entertaining poem—compensating for its lack of narrative drive with simple psychic truths."
The author of three previous books of poetry and a study of Irish writing, this Alfred University professor turns to Ireland again as the scene for this verse novella, a long psychological portrait of its narrator, a middle-aged American lexicographer who heads to Ireland during WW II in order to sort out his recent divorce. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EULOGY FOR A PRIVATE MAN by Fred Dings
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The final poem, which reconsiders Hart Crane's suicide as an —immersion— (not a failure), allows Dings's own morbidity to triumph in an otherwise decent volume."
paper 0-8101-5094-8 There's a certain uniformity of expression that borders on monotony in this second volume by the Wichita State University professor—a collection that explores silence and solitude in language that is somber and without much rhythm. Read full book review >