Search Results: "Jacqui Maynard"


BOOK REVIEW

I KNOW WHERE MY FOOD GOES by Jacqui Maynard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"He and his mother provide science at its simplest, with no small dash of fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Through cozy conversation, just as they are about to devour pizza for lunch, Sam and his mother unravel the process of digestion in this entry in the Sam's Science series. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2001

"It's no easy task to write a readable history of the WWII years leaving out all battles and concentrating on how the bill was paid, but Skidelsky succeeds superbly."
Final volume in the definitive biography (following The Economist as Savior, 1920-1937, 1994, etc.) of the brilliant British economist. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1997

"While the birds command center stage, what steals the show are Reece's superb landscape settings, from the disheveled sweep of a mown cornfield to the intimate woodlands so many of these birds like to call home. (84 illustrations, 79 in color)"
These oil and watercolor paintings of upland birds—pheasant, grouse, quail, wild turkey, ptarmigan, snipe, among others—amply display Reece's realistic style. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A comprehensive and commanding profile that's bidding fair to become the standard reference. (Sixteen pages of b&w illustrations)"
The second installment of Skidelsky's three-volume biography of the 20th century's most influential and controversial economist. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1993

"Hutchins) does his old friend justice in this admiring but critical biography. (Sixteen illustrations)"
A biography/memoir of the extraordinary Hutchins—educational reformer, administrative genius, Great Books mentor, academic freedom-fighter, and liberal polemicist—that was edited by Hicks (formerly, English/UMass at Amherst) from 900 pages of a working draft left by Mayer (If Men Were Angels, 1971, etc.) at his death in 1986. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST OF US by Joyce Maynard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A moving tribute to the evergreen lessons of the heart."
An acclaimed novelist recounts how a brief late-life marriage taught her the meaning of partnership. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD DAUGHTERS by Joyce Maynard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Simple, sentimental and symmetrical, this is a limited narrative stretched out over novel length."
Rural America cross-fertilizes with Bohemia in a story of tangled family ties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHTING OUR WORLD by Catherine Rondina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"This book will be useful as a starting point for teachers, librarians and students who want to search out some interesting festivals to compare and contrast, but it's not as enlightening as it could be. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Lights, bonfires, fireworks and candles: All are used throughout the world to celebrate a great range of holidays. Read full book review >

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PONDFIRE by Bill Maynard
Released: March 1, 2000

"This fast-moving, predictable fare has some great action sequences, with appeal for mystery fans. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Maynard (Quiet, Wyatt!, 1999) makes fire the pivotal plot element in this short, episodic action novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLUBS by Kate de Goldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"A companion, Billy (ISBN: 978-1-74114-892-3), is also out. (Fiction. 8-10)"
"The clubs epidemic breaks out in March like a giant nit plague. It spreads through our class 'til practically everyone's infected." Read full book review >