Search Results: "James Marcus"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2004

"Rarely surprising, but amusing and intelligently written: a good exploration of how Amazon survived the crash and earned its longevity."
Amiable memoir of Amazon.com's dizzying rise and eventual earthbound return. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"A spirited, passionate account of a man who deserves his own film, starring Anthony Quinn."
The life of a great movie producer inevitably ends up being more about the movies than the man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SERVICE by Marcus Luttrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2012

"An action-packed, occasionally reflective saga of contemporary military service."
A Navy combat veteran showcases the deadly operations in Iraq, promoting American military duty as ennobling in the service of humanity. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

Cover Story: Big Face Is Not Invisible
BFF Charm: Marlin
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: Psychology 101
Bonus Factors:
 Coincidences, Charles Wallace, Surprise Inside
Relationship Status: Dating a Smarty-Pants

Cover Story: Big Face Is Not Invisible

Ah, the love affair between YA covers and Big Face lives on! Even ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP, SANTA CLAUS! by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"This is best served to Pfister's many fans, who won't see the framed picture of Rainbow Fish on the wall as a not-so-subtle piece of cross-promotion. (Picture book. 3-7)"
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BOOK REVIEW

PENGUIN PETE AND LITTLE TIM by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"The adorable illustrations are the only appealing thing about this dull, confused penguin tale. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-5)"
On this particular snowy day, Penguin Pete (Penguin Pete, not reviewed) takes his son, Tim, out for a walk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINBOW FISH TO THE RESCUE! by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This simple book, short and sweet, will be a hit with preschool students of ethics as well as fans of the first glittering book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A sequel to Rainbow Fish (1992), this morality tale begins when Rainbow Fish and his new friends, all ensconced in flashing scales, won't let a striped fish without a flashing scale play with them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AVA'S POPPY by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Bury this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This trite and simplistic tale of friendship and the life cycle offers little that is new. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, LITTLE RAINBOW FISH by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A formulaic, fishy nighttime read sure to please fans. (Picture book. 2-4)"
For his 20th anniversary, Rainbow Fish gets a bedtime story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FRIENDLY MONSTERS by Marcus Pfister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Stick with Sesame Street's more lovable critters. (Pop-up picture book. 3-5)"
In a pop-up album that provides a strong argument for attaching parental-advisory labels, happy monsters rear up over a hill, spring from closet and cellar and burst out from under the bed to assure a pair of timorous, pajama-clad children that they're not really scary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAINBOW FISH AND THE BIG BLUE WHALE by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"It's almost painfully formulaic, but some children will never get enough of Rainbow Fish, who has now been promoted to ambassador of peace of the pelagic domain. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Pfister's winking do-gooder returns; Rainbow Fish and his pals find their krill-eating grounds mooched upon by a huge blue whale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW LEO LEARNED TO BE KING by Marcus Pfister
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1998

"Pfister creates the animals in his trademark wet-on-wet technique, but when the facial expressions are crucial, he brings in details and puts the message in focus. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A king is deposed, a lesson is learned, and a message is delivered, all in the pages of a quick-moving, intriguing tale of the jungle. Read full book review >