Search Results: "Jack Repcheck"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Repcheck emphasizes that Copernicus was one of the first thinkers who looked at the world without preconceptions and set down what he observed. He deserves his place among the founders of modern science, and this lively, lucid account does him justice."
A fine biography of the obscure cleric who demonstrated that the earth was not the center of the universe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2003

"A welcome contribution to the history of science, one that merits shelving alongside Stephen Jay Gould and John McPhee."
Engaging biography of the Scottish scientist (and, in his day, renowned eccentric) who braved the "fire of damnation" by suggesting that the Book of Genesis was a metaphor, not a documentary. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FOUR THOUSAND YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY by Jack Lefcourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 15, 2010

The story of one of the world's oldest religions is folded into an overview of world history. Read full book review >

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THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA by Jack Gantos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Dark, funny and pawzzz-i-tively brilliant. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Joey takes on his toughest set of challenges yet in this heart-rending, triumphant series finale. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"While Prelutsky's poetry is generally playful and appealing, the decision to deconstruct it reveals a certain sameness to the works included here that may make emulating his style easier but may also detract from the reader's appreciation of same. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
For readers fond of Prelutsky's style, this volume offers both pointers on how to write similarly silly verse and just what inspired him to do so in the first place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAB by Jack Heath
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A rock-'em, sock-'em thrill ride that has only just begun, this series is sure to find an audience with action-adventure fans. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
This fast-paced, unsubtle debut novel is the first in a new series featuring teenage superhero Agent Six of Hearts. Read full book review >