Search Results: "Jack Turner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ABSTRACT WILD by Jack Turner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1996

"This sometimes blistering, provocative, well-written book is an ecoradical's dream come true—and every reader concerned with wilderness issues should take it into account."
Loosely connected but powerfully written essays on our relationship to wilderness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 2008

"Champions of Yellowstone and the truly wild West already know Turner's work. This one merits a wide audience, particularly in the Department of the Interior."
Roughly elegant meditations on one of the wildest of wild places. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEEWINOT by Jack Turner
NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 2000

"Turner's writing is muscular, never swaggering, and almost lyrical, summoning a Teton Range in its rightful, sublime austerity. His own sensibilities, though, are a bit overdone at times. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Mountaineer Turner's (The Abstract Wild, 1996) portrait of a Teton guiding season is a measured luxuriance in the landscape, a love song to the natural history of a place, and a tad self-conscious and defensive tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPICE by Jack Turner
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"A wide-ranging, learned treat for epicures and cultural historians from—let us say it first—a man for all seasonings. (8-page color insert, b&w illustrations in text)"
A convincing case that once upon a time spices were pretty influential in world history. 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

GROW UP by Sandy Turner
by Sandy Turner, illustrated by Sandy Turner
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"He also gives suggested ages as 4-88, which says it all. (Picture book. 4+)"
"What are you going to be when you grow up?" is the question that kicks off this career-minded frolic and what follows is one boy's epic response. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO BROKE THE VASE? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An interesting debut, one that may instigate discussion, emotion, and, yes, even laughs. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A broken vase, an eyewitness, and a cast of improbable suspects lead to one surprise ending in this celebration of the whopper. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO AM I? by Jeffrey Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"With full force of knowing right from wrong, readers will jump at the chance to chime in with the repeated admonishment: 'You are a rabbit!' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rabbit with a madcap imagination pretends to be many other animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"This helpful guide for new landlords examines the management process in-depth, providing a personal touch and firsthand insights."
A manual delivers advice on managing rental properties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO’S TRUNK by Sandy Turner
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"An overcharged solution to a school or playground problem. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Otto, the elephant, is teased continuously at school for his small size and underdeveloped trunk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WAR BETWEEN THE VOWELS AND THE CONSONANTS by Priscilla Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1996

"Next to books like Eve Merriam's Fighting Words (1992) or Bill Martin and John Archambault's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989), the language play here seems clumsy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Only occasional flashes of cleverness illuminate this parable of warring camps uniting in the face of a common threat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OPPOSITES by Gwenda Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Still, an appealing book that will be useful in many collections. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 1-5)"
From New Zealand, a simple, attractive concept book that explores ten pairs of words in situations sure to interest the very young—``open'' and ``closed'' (eyes, mouth, door), ``round'' and ``square'' (glasses, cake), etc. Concise boldface captions (on one spread, ``hat on/hat off,'' ``shoes on/shoes off'') give early readers an opportunity to make connections. Read full book review >