Search Results: "Jane R. Howard"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I'M HUNGRY by Jane R. Howard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The simple idea is nicely realized in Sloat's bright, charmingly detailed illustrations, which vary the child's size in accordance with the animal companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Munching breakfast of cereal and fruit, a child ruminates about how different animals eat, many of them—puppies, a toy monkey, a squirrel spied through a window—suggested in the realistic first picture. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"There is the core of a good idea here, but it's absolutely buried under mounds of tedious, blandly presented data."
This unsurprising, number-crunching survey of almost 4,000 students at America's best colleges recalls that dullest of freshman classes: Statistics 101. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARKING TIME by Elizabeth Jane Howard
Released: Aug. 5, 1992

"Comfortable, literate, but very slow lane."
A perfect if inauspicious title for this second course of Howard's Cazalet Chronicles (begun with The Light Years, 1990), since this latest is all idling before something big happens—as the Cazalet writer-to-be, Clary, puts it, ``We need people to be in love with....We'll just have to wait.'' The waiting begins right after Chamberlain's ``peace with honor'' falls through and Hitler marches into Poland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LADY CORNARO by Jane Howard Guernsey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Limited introduction to a woman who is a heroine of Vassar graduates and other women scholars. (55 b&w illustrations)"
A praiseworthy if perfunctory biography of Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, the "first woman in the world" to receive a university doctorate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TOSS OF THE DICE by R. Howard Bloch
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A deeply informed investigation into a radically innovative poet."
The creation and influence of an iconic modernist poem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1992

"Particularly engaging as a chronicle of French defeat and, despite all best advice, the taking up of the doomed struggle by the US."
Memoir of Vietnam by the author of A Very Large Consulate (1988) and other novels, including one about the French war against the Vietnamese (To a Silent Valley, 1961). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOMEONE ELSE'S WAR by Howard R. Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Fraser's (lack of) character is unfortunate, and the story unfolds slowly and with little suspense, but, still, it's an interesting one, set in a place and time that Simpson evokes with skill and obvious knowledge."
A tired and disillusioned longtime CIA operative in Vietnam is ordered to terminate one of his agents, also his only friend, as Simpson (A Very Large Consulate, 1988; etc.) continues to mine his 1950s and '60s past as a USIA officer in Vietnam. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1994

"Post-conference editing would have given the collection some badly needed coherence ."
This collection of essays addresses the evolving goals, functions, values, and even definitions of museums since the end of WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 28, 1990

"A comprehensive overview that inspires as well as informs."
Science/sf writers Bova and Preiss present a wide-ranging discussion of mankind's search for alien life, along with an intriguing section on how amateurs can help scan for signals from distant planets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DINOSAUR EMPIRE! by Abby Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A change of pace from the typical blood-and-guts approach to the topic, populous enough to sate even the most rabid dinophiles. (glossary) (Graphic informational fantasy. 9-11)"
A quick trip through the Mesozoic Era with a paleontologist is all young Ronnie needs to become a dino-maniac. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HUBBUB ABOVE by Arthur  Howard
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"The United Nations could use a Sydney—most households could, too. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A heavenly quiet on the 52nd floor, high above chaotic Manhattan, is shattered when the new upstairs neighbors turn out to be elephants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY DREAM DOG by Arthur  Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Certainly an ode to dog lovers, the conclusion may leave readers perplexed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy wonders what his dog dreams about. Read full book review >