Search Results: "Jean Day Zallinger"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY OF ENGLISH by Donna Brook
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 1998

"Zallinger's artwork takes a realistic approach that works well covering both the language's ancient origins and its more contemporary influences. (maps, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
This spirited tour of the origin and growth of the English language, only slightly longer than a picture book, can get boosterish ("in India, gaining education, power, and wealth means learning English"), but illustrates well the simple fact that languages don't evolve in a vacuum. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN OWLS by Helen Roney Sattler
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1995

This striking companion volume to the author's The Book of Eagles (1989) describes the 21 species of owls found in North America. Read full book review >

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THE EARLIEST AMERICANS by Helen Roney Sattler
FICTION
Released: April 20, 1993

"Lengthy chapter-by-chapter bibliography, including many recent items from adult periodicals; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In attractive large format, a clearly organized, readable introduction to the earliest humans to populate the Americas, arranged chronologically from their first appearance (at least 15,000 years ago) to the time of Columbus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARL'S MASQUERADE by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"Painted with more impressionistic freedom that others in the series, as befits the imaginative subject; fans will find Carl as sweet and his exploits as appealing as ever. (Picture book. 3+)"
This time the popular Rottweiler, baby on his back, follows his charge's parents to a costume ball where—among other imaginatively got-up people—they see a buxom lady dressed as the baby, complete with a model of Carl that she seems to be riding. Read full book review >

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A MILLION MILES FROM BOSTON by Karen Day
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"A pleasant but never compelling effort that captures the flavor of preteen-hood even if it misses the mark with its protagonist. (Fiction. 9-13)"
With sixth grade—and elementary school—finally over, Lucy is excited about summer. Read full book review >

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TALL TALES by Karen Day
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2007

"Realistic, with an auspicious ending. (Fiction. 10-13)"
New town, new school, same old family problems. Read full book review >

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QUENNU AND THE CAVE BEAR by Marie Day
Released: April 1, 1999

"An explanatory page at the end puts the action into context. (Picture book. 7-11)"
paper 1-895688-87-6 Day uses the prehistoric tale of a young girl coming to terms with her fear of bears to explore the world of cave art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1994

"List of abbreviations; glossary; notes; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Taking on what was a chapter or two in recent books about animal rights, Daniel Cohen's Animal Rights: A Handbook for Young Adults (1993) and Marna Owen's Animal Rights: Yes or No? (1993), Day manages to create detective thriller out of the dilemmas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANTARCTICA by David Day
NON-FICTION
Released: June 3, 2013

"An intriguing addition to a centuries-long geopolitical adventure story."
Day (Research Fellow/La Trobe Univ., Melbourne; Conquest: How Societies Overwhelm Others, 2008, etc.) examines the strange history of Antarctica, "a continent of many claimants and no owners." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOHEMIAN MURDERS by Dianne Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1997

"Fremont's standby good humor, and the two shivery and generously excerpted manuscripts she's typing—a volume of ghost stories and a disturbing tale about a man who buys dreams—help offset the lack of mystery or excitement at the heart of her third case."
What do you do for an encore to the San Francisco Earthquake? Read full book review >

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THE PRISON NOTEBOOKS OF RICHARDO FLORES MAGON by Douglas Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A vivid chapter in Mexican history but told by a less-than- vivid narrator."
Fictional notebooks in which a historically real Mexican anarchist intellectual describes his country's revolution of 1914, his experiences with Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata, and his thoughts about the cause to which he has given his life. Read full book review >

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DEATH TRAIN TO BOSTON by Dianne Day
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Light on mystery, medium-light on romantic intrigue, heavy on cliffhanger endings, Fremont's fifth (Emperor Norton's Ghost, 1998, etc.) will best please audiences who really wonder about the answers to those questions."
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