Search Results: "Janine M. Benyus"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS by Janine M. Benyus
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Most of us will never go on a safari, but with Benyus' guidance, supplemented with more than 200 charming illustrations, a visit to the zoo can be educational and provide thrills galore—and we can play an important role by observing that the animals are being properly treated."
Nature writer Benyus (Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, 1997, etc.) defends the value of zoos even though scarcely 10 percent meet the standard for accreditation by the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Much of interest here, but spare us the cheerleading."
``Doing it nature's way'' is the theme of this wide-eyed-with-wonder exposition of what's going on in a variety of fields—from farming to computer science—as scientists try to emulate natural processes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DIFFERENT WOMAN by Janine Boissard
Released: April 3, 1989

An oh-so-fragrant tale about a middle-aged divorced woman's sexual awakening—from the author of the sitcom-ish series about the flowering of the Moreau family gifts in France (which had its finale with Cecile, 1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An intriguing excavation that reveals Freud's deep interest in archaeology, his distaste for modern art and his acquisitive nature."
On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes a fresh look at the founder of psychoanalysis as a dedicated collector of antiquities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF I AM MISSING OR DEAD by Janine Latus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2007

"An honest, unsparing look at the deadly erosion of self-worth."
Journalist Latus's straight-shooting memoir about dutiful Catholic sisters growing up in 1970s Michigan dilates into a haunting story of abuse at the hands of the men in their lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOBBIE DAZZLER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A brief note on the copyright page gives information concerning the Red-necked Wallaby. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bobbie Dazzler is a lively and bouncing Red-necked Wallaby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTS BY DAYLIGHT by Janine di Giovanni
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2011

"A plainly told, occasionally exotic tale of love gone awry."
A war correspondent's struggle to leave the battles behind and embark on a life of motherhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMMA’S QUESTION by Catherine Urdahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Dawson's cartoon-style watercolor illustrations occasionally provide successful comic relief, but often emerge as one half of a contradictory pairing with the seriousness of the text's content. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The buildup to the revelation of Emma's titular question takes some time, while Urdahl introduces Emma, her parents and her beloved, hospitalized Grandma. Read full book review >

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LIAR by Janine Amos
by Janine Amos, illustrated by Gwen Green
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The catchy titles, however, will surely help get these into the hands of readers who need them; style is not necessarily a prerequisite for effectiveness. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Three stories in which children tell lies and face the consequences, with questions interspersed throughout, and a follow- up discussion. Read full book review >